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Fans and Big Fish
Past "Fan Letters of the Week"
Me and my friend were fishing in his pond. He was using crawlers and chunk baits. I was using your Blood dip bait. He said I wouldn't catch anything on that stuff. In about five minutes after I casted in my pole about fell out of my hands. I fought that boy for about 8 minutes. When I got him up to the bank and weighed it 15 pounds. It was a channel. The right when I casted back I got another hit it was 3 pound black bullhead. I caught several more that night. My friend caught 2 bullheads that weighed maybe 2 pounds. Your Blood dip bait is the best stuff I have ever used. Bye!
Are the Tubie 2000's available to buy yet? I received a couple with my package order but due to a couple nice snags, they are no longer with me. I would like to purchase more. I can truly say the dip bait works great. A couple of days ago I was fishing on Lake Barkley KY. I was using night crawlers, chicken liver, minnows and your dip bait. I caught a couple pan size, one three pound blue and one 9 pound blue. All four of them hit on the dip bait (shad and pole snatcher) Thanks for an awesome product.
P.S. need those tubies.
Glad to write to you. You make the best bait I have ever used. One time while fishing in Utah Lake me and one of my friends went to the west bank of the lake and he didn't know that I had six of your 15 oz tubs. Each one of them was a different flavor. I had Pole Snatcher, Blood, Original, Sewer, Supreme Sewer, and Shad. He was using cut bait (sucker). When he asked what I was going to use I said stinkbait and he said, "Bullcrap you know that you won't get anything." Well I said right back to him, "Well we will see who has the last laugh." I knew without a doubt in my mind that stinkbait rules when you want to hook into some braggin' size cats. So we both cast into the water and I get the first bite and I miss him and so I turn to my friend and say "Well it lookes like you better go and buy some of this stinkbait before I start to whoop you," and he said that it was probably just a crawdad crawling over my line and I said, "Yeah right, guess again" and right after I said that my rod started taking for the depths. As I set the hook and the rod doubled over I said to him, "So is this a crawdad?" and he said, "No." I hauled in a 8 pound channel cat and caught two more that were even bigger and he caught one that barely weighed a pound. So thanks again for making such a great bait.
West Jordan, Utah firstname.lastname@example.org
I purchased some of your dip baits and for me it was great to watch our grandkids catch cat fish one right after another in our little pond. You have a great product, I expect to use it often.
To Whom It May Concern,
We received the order of Cattracker Bait on Friday. It was tried out on Saturday nite. On the very first cast, the sinker didn't even reach the bottom. Bang-off and running. We fought and reeled him in. The egg worm was hardly wet. Of course we kept up and one heck of a nite. Just wanted to say THANKS for a good product.
Milford Wood Shop
Lake Mills Wi.
I've been using a cheese base dip bait for years and it's wonderful. Now I believe that your bait is just as good now.Sincerely,
12/8/99I sent you a letter in November about a trip I took with Joe Drose and Glenn Hood, two of the best guides on Santee Cooper for cats. After I got home I got to thinking that well maybe it isn't the bait but the guides and their spots that really caught the fish. I then planned a trip back to fish Monday and Tuesday before thanksgiving by myself without the aide of a professional guide. I committed ahead of time to ONLY fishing with your dip bait and took nothing but your worms and a tub of sewer bait out with me. What a good choice.
I went out into the diversion canal about 7:30 am and just anchored in the middle and put out two poles and opened up a Dr. Pepper. I never got to take a drink of that Dr. Pepper until 10:15 am. I don't think I ever went three minutes without a bite. It was unbelievable! I would reel one in, throw it back and most times before I could even get it baited back up I would have one on the other rod. I quit counting at 37. I don't think I have had that much fun in years, and I did it all on MY OWN. It is one thing to have a professional guide help you catch a bunch of fish but it was even more satisfying to do it on my OWN.On Tuesday I caught 12 fish the first 15 minutes. I never even laid the rod down. I even got a double with two good fish on at once about 10 am. I caught one shovelhead that weighed 12 pounds. He not only took the bait but swallowed the little plastic worn you have all way down. All I could see was a little bit of yellow plastic sticking out of his gullet.
I promise you this is all true and would be happy to take a lie detector test to prove it. I just wanted to thank all of you at Junnies's for making a bait like this that even I can go out and catch fish with and not have to buy a lot of expensive herring and such. I fished two days on one large tub. It doesn't take much I found out. I will tell everyone I know about your bait and can't wait to get back down there to try it again.Joe Drose and Glenn Hood both swear by your baits and I can see why. I guess my wife put it in perspective best. Why would people who make their living and stake their reputations on their ability to produce fish on a regular basis ONLY carry ONE type of dip bait if it wasn't the best. If you haven't fished with these two you should schedule a trip out with them. They put you on the biggest catfish you have ever seen and are a lot of fun to fish with.
Thanks again for your products,
If I had to sum up my feelings on Junnies Cattracker baits it would be, "I Believe, I Believe"!Thank you, Steve Bingham
Simpsonville South Carolina
Employee says stink bait is worthless ( until now)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999
After he saw your web page and then showed it to me, he complained how stink baits never work and the only way to catch catfish was to use cut bait. I myself have used BJ dough bait quit often. So after he shows me several articles on this issue, not one article can say one is better than the other. This employee of mine fishes twice a week and catches 5-10 Lbs fish on almost every outing. Listening to him complain, I decided to purchase several of your baits. The day they came in through the mail I gave this employee the day off to go try it. We are in Kansas City, Missouri, it's the end of October and he goes to a small local pond. Using the Eggworms and your original bait, less than one minute he catches a three pound Channel Cat. Complaining that you can't catch the big ones, he baits up and tosses it out again. This time it is the mouth that said the wrong words. His pole bends straight down and the fight is on. Even in the 55º water this fish has no intention of being brought to shore. After several minutes of a great fight, he pulls in one of the biggest fish ever caught in this pond. A 7lb 8oz fish. Now he believes in your bait and forever will debate this issue he once had.
Thanks Pat Mongold
I never rigged up another pole. One was enough. I would take turns with my 9 year old daughter reeling them in!The first 3 catfish that we caught all bit in about 30 seconds after throwing out. We did not fish all that long and caught 10 cats in all and missed 3 or 4 (we we fishing with a single hook). Oh yea I was wearing my new CatTracker cap as well.
Normally I fish with worms in this pond and do fairly well, I tried dough baits with about zero success there but your bait did even better than the worms! I caught these fish on the pole snatcher and didnt even get to try the other 2 dip baits, I was too busy catching fish. I plan to fish another lake soon and give this dip bait a try there. Great bait! God bless!P.S. The fire ants down in GA also love your bait.
6 July 1999
While my fishing partner has been at it for 60+ years, I've never been able to outffish him....not even once. This day was to prove itself a first.While fishing the Middle Racoon River, located in west central Iowa, I out-caught my buddy (who was using liver) 15 to 1. No sooner had the bait struck the water, I would have one on. All the fish were nice eaters, ranging in length from 15-18 inches. There was no nibbling...just a run at 100 miles-per-hour. Sure converted my buddy fast. The only problem is that he has a weak stomach, and has to plug his nose when baiting up!!!!
Great stuff for those warm-water cat.Mike Miller
Coon Rapids, IA
40 mi an hr. plus winds keep us ( my party ) from fishing either lake. We stayed in the canal an used your sewer bait on 4 rods and cut bait on 8 other rods, needles to say we caught all our catfish on the stink bait ( JUNNIES CATTRACKER, SEWER WITH CLAM ADDED );;;; We never even got a bite on cut bait!!!
Cats are feeding on clams 4 to 10 ft. of water .....CAPT. TOM GREGORY ..... You can find me at ... www.completefishingguide.com ....
4/21/99Hello Mark. How is everyone? Have not talk to you in awhile - been fishing everyday since the middle of March. You said you had somthing new for me to try, is it out yet? I have done so good on your products it is unreal. Everyone always buys a bunch of tubs and tubies from the fish camp to take back home to fish their waters. One man used it at pay for fish pond and won $500.00 for the most fish caught and the most pounds cought in a four hour tournament, that's great! I would like to thank you and your father for helping me be a better guide, for over three years now I have not had one single day that my customers have not caught fish. Thanks to Junnie's Cattracker Baits
THANKS A MILLION, Captain Brad's Guide Service THE BEST FISHING SANTEE COOPER HAS TO OFFER, CAPTAIN BRAD'S GUIDE SERVICE, 1-888-854-9635
I wanted to let you know I'm catching fish. I had a party of six on 1-23-99 and the wind was blowing so hard all we could do was stay in the canal. It was white capping in the canal - that's how bad it was - but we still caught twenty two cats. My party had never heard of Junnie's Cat Tracker baiting system, but now they know! When I give fishing reports I always promote Junnie's. It is by far the best ever! Check out SCfishnet.com or my web page at www.fishnandhuntn.com I do weekly reports on both sites guest books.
P.S. Janie and I are not at Black's any more. You can find us at Canal Lakes Resort
Have to say I was way skeptical of you and your foul smelling dips and funny looking little ringed-worms. One of my teammates had bought some of your stuff, but pigheaded me wouldn't even let him open the stuff. He tossed it underneath the seat of my pontoon boat where it stay, unnoticed, for 4 or 5 months. I happened across a magazine article about the second place winners in the '97 tournament. I guess you know what they were using for bait! Then and there, I decided to put your dips to the test. Lake wily, my home lake, is loaded with 3 to 7 lb. channels cats and some pretty good white cats as well.
One morning I put out four rods, 3 with fresh cut shad I just caught and one with your blood dip. Much to my surprise the dip out caught the shad six to one. I finally had to reel in the other three rods because the one with dip bait was keeping me to busy. Then and there, I was a believer. Needless to say dip doesn't always out fish cut bait, but now I keep two rods rigged with egg worms at all times and put at least one out. (Let the fish dictate what they want.) I do make one slight modification in stead of using a treble hook I use a 1\ 0 Eagle claw # 186 bait holder hook. Makes it easier to unhook and release fish faster.
Thanks for providing an out standing product for us diehard Cat men.If you are ever in this part of the country again, Give me a call and I'll be glad to show you some other fish filled Lakes, South Carolina has to offer. Give my regards to Steve the next time you talk with him.
Best wishes for 1999,Your fellow Cat-man
Bob SuttlesPS: Killer web site.
12/29/98I would like to say that your products are some of the best that I have ever used in 26 years. I am always looking forward to your new products and it's always been a pleasure doing business with you fine folks. Your products have helped me and my friends catch more catfish and larger catfish ten fold. Please continue with the great products and service. As long as there's Junnies, I know that I can catch catfish easily.
Thank you,Steven Michael
15689 Lake Rd. 5
Gardner, Kansas 66030
Now I've been cat fishing since I was no higher than a truck tire but I have never seen fish jump at the bait the way they do at Junnie's. The fish are hooked, and so am I. I fish in the Big Sioux River Just East of Sioux Falls and I am trying to talk my wife into going camping/fishing on the Missouri as soon as I can get some more Junnie's!!!Randy Menefee
Catfish Crazy in South Dakota!!!
P.S. Just one small thing: The Knots on both my egg worm hooks were not tied very well. The first one came off when unhooking the first fish I caught, a 2 1/2 channel in about 2 minutes. And when I checked the other one, it came off with a sharp tug. The egg worms were in their original packaging.
Just wanted to get with you. I gave my only catalog to the owners of a pay-lake that is stocked with catfish. ( I take my 80+ yr. old great uncle there because it's his favorite place to go) Anyway, the same story. Out of about a dozen people I saw we were the only ones to catch anything. My 6yr old caught his biggest cat yet, a 6lb 14oz channel. I hope that they start carrying your products.
Would you mind if I tried to get some bait/tackle shops to carry your goods? I have gotten such a strong response from the people that I have given my bait to that I feel that I may be able to convince one or two of them to begin stocking it. I didn't think that you would mind, but I would like to hear from you before doing so. I don't want to step on anyone's toes.I will soon be placing an order for about 8 people. Bait and worms both. This stuff is great, thanks for the great fishing.
Couldn't wait to try the pole snatcher you gave me, as well as the Junnie's shrimp and sewer I bought at McCoy's. I took my 6yr old and my 7yr old. We hardly had time to relax!! We had a hit within the first 3-5 minutes a line would hit the water. There were about 20 other fishermen (and women) along the river also. We kept hitting 1-3 lb. channels while we never saw anyone else catch anything but a couple of small crappie and shad. This stuff is great. Oh, while on the river the two days after being with you, we did okay. Ethan even caught a 12 -13 inch white bass on Junnie's. I am going to a private pond on Monday with my great uncle who fishes exclusively for channel cats and exclusively on this pond. He said that the fishing has been terrible there lately. I'll let you know how Junnie's does.
Talk to you later,
A customer came in a few days ago to replentish his supply and said he went to Barkley Lake and was bank fishing near some others who had rods lined up and down the bank. They asked him why he was only using one rod. He told them one was all he could handle with the bait he was using. He said the others caught a few small cats and he caught a stringer full of 3 to 5 lb. fish. He brought some photos by to show me.My son and I have almost given up bass fishing since we got turned on to Junnies Sewer Bait. We usually go down to the lake 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of hours and catch a stringer full of channels and blues. We have a freezer full of fillets and our neighbors are also eating pretty good lately.
Let me know when the new style worms are available. You will be getting another order from me real soon.Thanks,
July 14, 1998
Be sure and contact me when the Tubie 2000s are ready.Mike Miller
July 5, 1998
Later that afternoon I headed to my local sports shop and bought a more heavy duty rod and reel. It's a good thing, 'cause I went back to the lake again this morning and caught another stringer full!!!The three guys next to me went home empty-handed!!!
I have just ordered a case of the Almost Illegal Shrimp Bait. I just wish you guys wouldn't make your packaging so colorful. Now everybody is going to know what I am fishing with and the secret will be out!!!!Maybe I could keep it in a plain brown bag...........
May 26, 1998
I first noticed Junnie's on the net about 1 1/2 years ago. My first thought was...just another gimmic dip bait. Then I met Warren Byrd (Fishing Guide in Dover, TN). Man did he prove me wrong. We caught a mess of Blues & Channels on Pole Snatcher. But, since Warren's known as a pretty good guide around these parts, I was still unconvinced. That was until I fished one afternoon at the steam plant on Old hickory Lake, TN. We watched people come and go with empty stringers while we were needing our second one. But That' s just one story. Since, my Trip with Warren I have used just about every "flavor", and caught so many fish that I can't really say which one I like best.Then came Memorial day. I was somehow convinced that Junnie's needed running water...Wrong!
Being unfamiliar with the cat population in Barren lake, we hung yo-yo's around the lake baited with shad, liver, shiners, shad guts...you name it. Everything but Junnie's. After a real slow morning of checking bait I decided to try a Junnie's eggworm with shrimp flavor. We never got to put a pole in the water! But, we did put over a hundred filets in the freezer. Have you ever tried this?Moral: When in still water, try junnie's on a yo-yo.
Oh and also, we eventually ran out of shrimp flavor...no problem...the cats liked the other flavors too. I'll be calling tomorrow to replenish my stock.Thanks to Junnie's, this novice feels like a Pro,
p.s. If it hadn't been for Warren Byrd's Guide Service, I probably never would have tried your product. So, let's thank him too..rh
"Do you have a mail-order catalog that you could send us? We have tried your bait and are super impressed! We even caught a 4 lb. catfish on a leaf, smeared with your paste bait!! (We lost our egg worms...the fish were so big they broke the line!) This stuff is amazing, but our parents will not let us order off the Internet. Please help...we have to get more of this bait!!!"
Thanks Mike for the fine letter. We hope your parents aren't worried about the security of purchasing from our Internet site (probably not).But for those who are... two words: SECURED SITE. We are proud of our affiliation with Woodward InterNet Services and their state of the art network security. We are sending you a catalog immediately, Mike, and pass this information along to your parents. ŒCat Tracker Webmaster
Dear Cat Tracker,
Professional charter and Booking Service, on Lake Marian, Lake Moltrie, and the Cooper River. Specializing in Catfish, Stripers, Crappie and Largemouth.
For Information or Reservations call: 1-800-5-FLYNNS (1-800-535-9667)Mark,
I want you to know what and how I feel about Cat Tracker Bait. I'm an old, fifty years and more, fisherman. I have used many lures and baits, but this Junnie's Cat Tracker is unbelievable. In the month of October, 1997 I caught over (400 ) Catfish. I fish in a tidal river, caught fish on outgoing tides as well as incoming.
At first I didn't believe; although now I do. ( You can teach an old fisherman new tricks.) I had a friend of mine time my reaction time, once the bait hit bottom, 9 to 10 seconds later fish was on.Not only did I do this once but many time after. A large number of my friends are now believers. Keep up the good work.
My best odors are Shrimp and Sewer Bait. My fish averaged 18" to 29".
For more information on guided trips, follow this link! Flynn's Charter and booking service.
Joe's Guide Service.
Catfish guide Joe Drose shown on (left)
In January of 1996 I received a phone call from a Mark Mihalakis of ( Junnie's Cat Tracker Bait Co.) To my surprise he asks me if I would guide him and a camera crew on Santee Cooper for Catfish ( The Adventures of Kastaway Kulis) to show on the Out Door Channel. Junnie's Cat Tracker is a commercial bait company out of Dubuque, Iowa. In my 40+ years of fishing and 18+ years of guiding for the Catfish, I have used many different types of commercial baits without success leaving me with no faith what so ever.Just prior to the 14th of May 1997n the day of the shoot, was not a pretty site, the fish were not biting. Myself and the rest of the guides on the lake were coming in with 3 to 4 fish per day, a great day 6 to 8 in the boat. Any- who, the morning of the shoot I had been informed that all we would be using was Junnie's Cat Tracker Baits. My heart sunk! The chance of a life time (Joe's Guide service) on National Television program), and we were going to use only stink bait. ( Can you imagine my thoughts), these people are crazy, they must of fell over board one too many times. So we loaded everything up and away we went. Our first stop the diversion canal; although due to recent rains the water was racing through the canal, like a gaiter after crossing white tail deer. We anchored and Mark showed us how to mix and use the Cat Tracker Baits. To my surprise we caught several fish, but there was just too much current for a pontoon. So I told to Mark "I know a place were we just might catch a few fish". So we poled anchors and away we went, got setup at our new hole and as soon as we baited and threw out the poles we had fish on ( I remember looking at my watch 51 seconds and there was a fish on, within the next 3 hr. we had boated over 40 fish not including the bites and misses from joking around and laughing. Channel Cats all 4 to 12 lb range. I learned a lesson I will never forget.
During the next 2.5 months my parties, using Junnie's Cat Tracker Bait Systems boated over 2000 Catfish, Arkansas Blue and Channel Catfish. I am now one of the strongest believers in the Cat Tracker Bait system in my state. If you would like to catch Catfish, and possibly catch the monster you've always dreamed of then give me a call. 1-800-858-7018. Joe's Guide Service, 640 Colt Drive, Cross, South Carolina 29436.
For more information on guided trips, follow this link! Joe's guide service, Trophy Cats!
P.O. Box 297 Cross S.C. 29436
I have been a professional Cat fisherman for over 17yrs, and firmly convinced that the only way to catch catfish regularly and in numbers was to use live, frozen or fresh cut bait. When the folks from Junnie's came to Santee Cooper, I really felt that they were wasting their time, money and effort. I saw wrong. To say I was skeptical about unnatural bait of any kind was an understatement. I was reluctant to even give the CatTracker products a try! even after the first time I used it, I was not impressed with "the bait". However for some unknown reason, I tried it again! And had some success, the more I fished with it, the more impressed I became. Within two weeks of my initial attempt, I recorded catches of over (40) fish per day. I am truly glad I stuck with the bait. And my customers are happy too.
I attribute my success in using the bait to two things. First, learning how to properly prepare and use the product. And second, as my confidence grew I developed more of a style of fishing with "the bait". Sticking with it, larger and almost with out fail I can catch fish, in good numbers at some point of the day. (I think these pictures speak for themselves!!!)
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