As you see I am not a bass fisherman. I put it on the scale I had in the boat & it was 8lbs 12oz's. So I released it back into the water & as I was letting it go it hit me how I needed a kick in arse & I just let go a new PA state record bass. So then I continued to fish & got ahold of some eyes on the same slimer. They do work for bass very good and also on the eyes.
Kirk Rudzinski East End Angler(owner)
4702 East Lake Rd
Erie, PA 16511
Mr. John Kam
3831 W. River Road
Grand Island, N.Y. 14072
This letter is in regard to the artificial bait that you let me try out.
I was fishing the other day. In fact it was the first day I got out this year. I was with a friend and we were in front of Smoke's Creek in maybe 15 to 20 feet of water. We had shiners and we were doing just so,so. Towards the end of the day I thought I would try the Slimers artificial bait. I purchased the leeches from you, as you recall. Shortly after I purchased a bottle of the leeches, I spoke to a friend of mine at Sandy Beach. He is a Bass Master. He told me what good success he had fishing the leeches with a drop-shot. Although I do not have much experience with drop-shotting, I thought I would give it a try. The first thing I noticed John is when the leeches are in the water they look identical to live bait. You would be hard -pressed from the boat to look at one on the water while you are moving your rod and be able to tell it wasn't live. My line wasn't in the water more than two to three minutes on my first cast when I caught a 3 1/2 pound small mouth. I couldn't believe it, my first cast and it worked. My friend had a Carolina rig and tried one and his line wasn't in the water more than two or three minutes and he also caught a bass in the range of about 2 1/2 pounds.
As I said John, this was towards the end of the day, so we were heading in anyways. I have not had the opportunity to get out and try them again, but my initial experience with them impressed me. I look forward to using them again and please John, if there are other products available let me know.
Ralph C. Sperrazza, MD
My name is Brent Snyder and I am certified as a United States Coast Guard Master Captain. I also do fishing charters in the state of New York. I run two different boats, one being at Lake Ontario, base port laeke Breeze Marina on the Oak Orchard River (Point Breeze) for trout and salmon. The other boat I run is smaller, which I trailer to different lakes around the state of New York. On several occasions, I chartered Lake Erie for walleye, bass and perch.
One evening, we were fishing for walleye out of Hamburg Beach. While trolling we did not do very well. We tried several techniques and fishing accessories still unable to catch any fish. We jigged with spoons, jig and pigs, jig and worm, casted jigs with live minnows, all to no luck in catching any fish. I then tried a 3" black Slimer leech Sharon ( of Narby's) advised me to purchase, stating that, " these would work."
My first cast I caught a walleye of seven pounds. After approximately fifteen casts, I had eight fish landed in the boat. I said to my brother whom I was with, "lets see if its the Slimer or did the fish just turn on." So I used the same jig as my brother and put a night crawler on my line. I caught nothing until I put the Slimer leech back on.
The next day I drove to Narby's, where I bought the first pack of Slimer leeches. I bought some more black 3 inch, white 3 inch, and the two inch black Slimer. I went to the same spot two days later with the same results. I tried the white, but it did not catch any walleye. The white did catch sheep head and bass though.
The only complaint I have is the longevity of the bait. It seemed to last about a dozen casts or less, and then the ribs would fall off. I then had a charter specifically for perch out of Cattaraugus creek, on Lake Erie. We started to use live bait ( minnows), and we all caught fish. I wanted to see if perch would take the Slimer leech like the walleye did, so I tried the two inch black leech. I did not catch any perch on them but did catch a lot of bass and gobies, and again did not last very long.The two inch ripped and fell off faster than the three inch. I also tried the three inch ( white and black) drifting the Niagara River from the Round House to the second can. I used the Slimer ( plain) and on a worm harness. The results were the same as the night crawlers ( no more, no less). I have to learn over the years of chartering not to get to excited over new lures or tackle, and what the manufacturer presents about their product. I usually do not endorse any lures, but this stuff really does catch fish. I dont know if its the scent or the sight, but it works. I do tell people about it, and some take my advice and others do not. Those who do use this product are also happy with the results. Like I stated earlier, I usually do not endorse, but your product works and that is enough for me.
Thank you for your time.
Captain Brent Snyder
Sea Otter Charter Service, Attica NY
585-944 5826 (boat);
I am sending you a picture of the first smallmouth I caught using the 3" Slimer. Although I only caught one smallmouth just shy of 4 lbs ( on the Slimer leech), it did produce many nice calicos & white perch. All fish were caught drop shot rigging the leech.
I was very happy with the performance of the bait & would reorder them in the future.
Jim of Bloomingdale New Jersey;