Pitbull Tackle Cable Baiter
The Pitbull Tackle Cable Baiter is a tool used to create custom salmon rigs that swim through the water with a seductive side to side kick. Cable baiters are a popular choice when rigging up anchovies or herring behind dodgers or flasher in order to get a more erratic swimming motion from the bait and a well hidden hook. The flexible nature of the Pitbull Cable Baiter makes it easy to get the exact bend you want to get the precise action you are looking for.
We offer the Pitbull Tackle Cable Baiter in five sizes: 4/0 - 8/0. Includes pin and copper wire. Barbless hook.
How to use Pitbull Cable Baiter
Start by laying the hook alongside the bait to ensure it is the right size, putting the last (of 2) hole at the tip just behind the mouth, and checking to see that the bend of the hook will clear the anus. The next step is kinda like filleting the tail from the anus back to the tail, and removing that portion of the backbone. Start by sticking the point of the hook in the anus, and slicing back towards the tail. After making this shallow slice all the way back, use the hook, or a baiter blade, to completely "fillet" the one side you wish the hook to enter into. Then flip the bait over and make another slice down the back, to start the "fillet" for the other side of the backbone. The tail/backbone should be completely exposed - now just cut it off.
Again, lay the bait down and compare how the hook will sit once it is inserted. You may need to make small adjustments to fit the hook correctly. Now, sse a threader needle to "pre-drill" the hole all the way up alongside the backbone through the mouth. Finally, thread your Pitbull Cable Baiter right into the cavity and out through the mouth. Secure it with the pin and wire and it should ready to fish.