The Pitbull Tackle Stainless Steel Bait Pin is designed to be a quick and easy way to hang bait inside a crap trap. A widely common practice when crabbing, using dead fish heads or old fish carcasses for crab bait is one of the best ways to catch crab up and down the Pacific Coast. These bait pins allow any angler to easily rig up dead bait (also known as "hanging bait") effectively. These bait pins are made of stainless steel to provide ultimate corrosion resistance when in saltwater, giving the angler the most bang for their buck. If you plan on crabbing this season, make sure your pots are rigged to their fullest potential with the Pitbull Tackle Stainless Steel Bait Pin.
How To FishBait Selection: Using hanging bait in a crab trap is arguably one of the most important aspects of crabbing, and these bait pins are an easy way to rig your hanging bait. A common practice is using fish heads or carcasses from past fishing trips. Using hanging bait not only provides scent dispersion, but it gives the hungry crab a reason to actually find their way into the trap. A large clump of dead hanging bait is like candy to a crab, and they will do whatever they can to find a way into the trap. Fishing with only frozen jar bait like squid or mackerel will entice crabs in the area but does not nearly have the drawing power that fish heads or carcasses have. For an even better way to rig your crab traps, include both hanging bait (carcasses) on a bait pin as well as some sort of frozen jar bait (squid, mackerel, etc...). The frozen squid or baitfish will add even more scent dispersion to your trap as well as last much longer as the bait is protected and out of reach from crab which have found their way into the pot. If you want to rig your traps with additional jar bait, check out our Pitbull Tackle Bait Bags by clicking here.
Operation: To begin, simply open the pin and use the long end to skewer the pieces of bait. The pieces of bait will slide down to the bottom of the rounded end. Once the bait is on the pin, simply attach the bait pin to the trap by closing the pin around the wire mesh or metal rods on your trap/pot. The trap is now ready to be fished.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov