Ever found that the bait in your live well has turned into something less…lively?
Well, that’s now a problem of the past. You don’t need a livewell or even a live bait fish. Instead of just tossing your dead bait fish overboard, a new product called Zombait re-animates them like some freaky science fiction movie.
No, we’re not talking about a full-on Frankenstein scene. It’s nowhere near that complicated. Check out their kickstarter video below for more details.
Pretty convincing, isn’t it? When trolling or retrieving, it really moves like a live fish would. Maybe that’s the extra push a predatory fish needs before committing to a strike.
It would be really nice to not have the hassle of keeping your bait fish alive. It works equally well on freshly dead bait or thawed-from-frozen bait. Simply rig the Zombait unit onto a high test monofilament line or leader, and then insert it into the mouth of the fish. Once it hits the water, your dead bait will miraculously come to life. And if your bait fish is destroyed in the process of catching a monster fish, you can still retrieve the Zombait.
So far, the group has tested out the following species of bait fish with great success: whiting, mackerel, herring, pogie, ocean perch, and ballyhoo. Obviously, it’s more geared towards ocean fishing for tuna or marlin, but they admit that it would also work for larger freshwater species like pike or sturgeon.
Check out their Kickstarter page if you’re interested in helping them out.