We all want more opportunities to catch fish. We all want to catch more and bigger fish. The lures we tie on the end of our lines are essential to catching these fish. If the lure we attempt to use does not satisfy what these fish want to bite, we are achieving the same results as fishing on dry land. We will never catch anything on our lures unless we give the fish choices.
Without a proper lure, catching fish becomes almost impossible, even when everything else is being done correctly. For many, this can be a problem especially if you don’t know how baits or fishing lures work. This can create problems for fishermen on the water and often make them wonder if it’s their lure or not. I have had the opportunity of being able to fish with and extensively test the Mighty Bite fishing system, lures, and all. To be brief, it is a television product.
I have decided to write a Mighty Bite lure review of this commercial product and let others know how it has been working for me. For the sake of this review, we will be taking a good look at the Mighty Bite basic kit. At one point, this was the very same kit that was advertised on TV. I will be covering what is within the kit, how well the product lives up to its advertising, some pros, and cons about Mighty Bite, and my final thoughts regarding the product. My feelings are mixed.
- Catches fish
- Sharp hooks
- Appeals to all predator species
- Plenty of accessories for rigging
- Instructional DVD included
- Expensive (roughly $3 a lure)
- Does not perform as well as advertised
- Lack of color and size variations
- A lot of the system is terminal tackle
- Not suitable for predators with teeth
What Is Included In The Mighty Bite Fishing System?
The Mighty Bite basic kit comes with ten Mighty Bite fishing lures in varying colors, four extra-wide gap hooks, fourteen adjustable fins, fourteen fin locking pins, twelve rattles, twelve scent sticks, twelve weed guards, one popper head, eight tail weights, three red treble hooks, and three easy attach harnesses. The lures themselves are paddle tail, soft, plastic, swimbait lures with a supposed, “bite” molded into the plastic. Utilizing this bite mark, the commercial advertises the rattles to be inserted into one side and the scent sticks inserted into the other side of the lure. This helps fish find the lure in the water. Not you find the fish.
How Mighty Bite Is Supposed To Work – The Bold Claim
Supposedly, the claim to fame within this product is a revolutionary ability to appeal to all of a fish’s five senses, those being sight, sound, smell, taste, and feel, which overload a predator fish’s senses and make the fish bite. The claim also says that it is also the ONLY lure that does this. That is interesting. When you choose a lure to tie on, you choose different ones for a reason. If you look at the lure, it looks somewhat how I would imagine a dying minnow would look if another animal (maybe a turtle?!) chomped down on the belly. Interesting for sure.
Whether that makes a difference to the fish or not is debatable. The product also comes with rattles that you can insert into the lure so that is it audible to surrounding fish. The smell characteristic is present within the included scent sticks. If you smell them, they smell exactly like a fish waste. Gross. You are supposed to insert them into the lure, and they are supposed to dissolve in the water leaving a scent trail back to your bait. I guess it supposed to smell real.
As far as taste goes, the commercial never really mentions it. They basically point out that the lure tastes like a baitfish for a reason that was never specified. When observing the feel of the lure, it is soft and chewy like real bait, or so they say. This is just one of many lures that are soft and chewy though. The best soft plastic baits for bass are a great example of these lures.
Mighty Bite TV Commercial – The Official Broadcasting
Mighty Bite or Mighty Bad? Does Mighty Bite Catch Fish?
The most important question has yet to be answered. Does the Mighty Bite Fishing System actually help you catch more and bigger fish? This question has a few parts that need addressing separately. Both are very important and play a vital role in deciding whether to add the system to your tackle box. Does the Mighty Bite Fishing System help you catch fish? Yes but other tackle does too. Does the Mighty Bite Fishing System help you catch more and bigger fish exactly as advertised? NOT IN A HUNDRED MILLION YEARS! Not today, not tomorrow, and not the next.
Does The Mighty Bite System Help You Catch Fish?
The Mighty Bite System does help you catch fish. Let me say it again. It does. When I say that, I am saying that because many people have caught much fish with them. We cannot ignore the fact that many anglers choose it as the only lure they will use. Mighty Bite does help people catch fish but so does other lures, rods, sharp hooks, chicken liver, minnows, and bobbers. Catching fish directly or indirectly, all of these things allow us to be more efficient on the water and without them, fishing would be much harder than it is. The answer to this question is YES.
The Mighty Bite Fishing System helps you catch more fish, however, fishing is a complicated sport on the surface. One product cannot win the sport for you. Not even the revolutionary, patented, five sense, Mighty Bite Fishing System. More and bigger fish are the result of using skills. Not exclusively lures. The lure and terminal tackle are just two aspects of fishing properly. One will require a good rod, good line, good hooks, good learning skills, good patience, and many other factors. In reality, no one will ever be fully equipped. Mighty Bite itself cannot and will not be the reason you are not catching fish because many fishermen catch fish without it.
Does Mighty Bite Help You Catch Fish As Advertised?
We can ask that a different way. Does Mighty Bite help you catch more and bigger fish completely removing the guesswork, essentially doing all the hard work for you, providing an unfair advantage in tournaments, and essentially moving you up the ranks into the territory of the world’s most elite anglers, just like the commercial claims? The answer is certainly no. Nope. Certainly not. Sorry, but not in this lifetime nor any lifetime to come. It just doesn’t happen. No lure has ever been or ever will be capable of accomplishing this miraculous feat. Not one.
Ever since the development of the fishing hook, fishing has always consisted of much more than just the lure. This is why there are so many lures available. The selection of tackle available is on purpose. It isn’t some accident that just magically happened to the fishing industry overnight. You need the selection. If you didn’t, you would not even be reading this review right now. The results would speak for themselves. Rapala created the original wounded baitfish lure.
They are about the closest any company has ever gotten to achieving this status, and not even they can make this claim. Being as rich of a company as they are, the lures made by them are used by many professional fishermen on every continent but Antarctica, yet the narrator of the Mighty Bite commercial said he will sell you something better for twenty or thirty dollars. The commercial even says at one point that you can throw away your tackle box. A very clever marketing tactic, yet ineffective. I am sure every pro bass fisherman would have one tied on.
Who would win in a situation when absolutely every professional fisherman had an unfair advantage over their competition? Say Kevin VanDam went up against Ish Monroe, Mike Iconelli, and Todd Faircloth. Say they all had a Mighty Bite lure tied onto their rods. Who would win that bass tournament? Would it be evenly matched? How about the one with the most skills and the one who knows what they are doing? Yes. Exactly. The one who chooses the right rod, finds fish, fishes correctly with the lures, selects the right size and color, has the right line, and is patient.
What I Think About The Mighty Bite Fishing System
Personally, I do not think Mighty Bite is any better or worse than any other paddle tail fishing lure on the market. The results are often consistent compared to similar lures, and every other lure for that matter. Its performance is typical. Since it isn’t a reaction bait, it catches fish whenever the fish want to bite it. That’s it. It does the same thing as other paddle tails and I do not think the fish notice any difference. As far as the five senses propaganda depicted in the commercial goes, another similar lure will do equally well if not better when tied on instead.
You can still appeal to senses if you so choose though. It is still an option. Just because someone doesn’t purchase the Mighty Bite product doesn’t mean they are missing out on these concepts, regardless of what the commercial says. They do help with fishing swimbaits sometimes. Appealing to those senses actually can land you a few more fish from time to time. The makers of Mighty Bite had that part correct. Great idea, poor execution. If going after a highly realistic lure, you are always in the clearest of waters anyway. In that case, a lure like Mighty Bite would do nicely. You can even tie on another pre-rigged swimbait that is much cheaper but will work.
Any other time is not optimal. When you consider smell and taste, you can always buy lure flavors, scents, and other similar products for your lures. You can buy gel and rub it on the bait or purchase a spray and spritz it on before you cast. Attractant actually works and you can find these in literally every flavor too. You are not just confined to the smell of fish waste. They are right by the tackle usually, and they come in flavors like crayfish, shad, panfish, and minnow.
Also, if a fish needs to hear your lure, it is not a problem. You do not need Mighty Bite for that either. Chances are if you find yourself needing a rattle or sound so fish can find your lure, the water is usually stained and you really shouldn’t be throwing a soft plastic lure anyway. Tie on a crankbait, popper, spinner, or other reaction type lure that has flash or makes a lot of noise.
A Word Of Caution On Purchasing The Fishing System
Before you leave, please make sure to read this part of the review. This is important to understand before you make a purchase at all. Do not, under any circumstances, purchase the system from the official website, over the phone, or from an affiliated company. Seriously. You will not be paying just $19.95 plus shipping and handling. The way the order page is set up is rather deceptive. They are stealing from anglers. They make it impossible to process your order without opting in to receive the other “bonuses”. You don’t have an option.
On each set, your paying additional shipping and handling as well as for each set. You will be paying four or five times more than what you want to spend. If you really want to give the system a try, consider purchasing from another online retailer like Amazon or Ebay. You will not have to deal with the terrible customer service on the official website. Even if you send in for a complete refund, the same 100% money back guarantee that was offered to you first, the shipping and handling will not be refunded and you have to pay to ship it back! Its terrible!
Even with the unconditional 100% money back guarantee, they still pocket over twenty dollars for every transaction, no matter if you like it or not. The practice is fraudulent and it fits the legal definition of stealing. Did I mention that they offered a 100% money back guarantee? It is not there! Not an eighty percent, not a ninety percent, not a seventy percent. In all honesty, these people are crooks, con men, and scam artists. If anybody ever plans to file a lawsuit and take any legal action against them, it would be their own fault for false advertising anyways. These people are not trustworthy! Only purchase it from somebody you can trust. I doubt these guys even fish.
Mighty Bite Is a Very Average Lure – Not Unique At All
Do not get me wrong when I say this. The Mighty Bite Fishing System is a good way to catch fish. The lure for what it is is not a bad one at all. As a matter of fact, the lure itself is actually quite good. Swims frantically displaces water and attracts hungry predators. It does exactly what an angler would want a soft plastic paddle tail lure to do in the water. The problem arises when the marketers of this lure say that it is the only lure you will ever need because it is the only one capable of triggering all of the predatory senses of fish. It is not true. Many others exist.
Many soft plastic lures can be used instead to produce much the same results. While it does catch fish, Mighty Bite is unlikely to change the game for you. Also, all soft plastic baits can be manipulated to enhance their fish catching capabilities. On top of that, the extra hooks, weed guards, and other terminal tackle that makes up most of the system raise the price tremendously. One can purchase a lot of packs of alternative swimbaits for thirty dollars complete with hooks and then throw it on some good fishing line for similar results.
Have you ever tried the Mighty Bite fishing system? If so, how did it work for you? Did it work as advertised or was it junk? When it comes to As Seen on TV products, everyone is often a skeptic and they have every reason to be. Reply and leave a comment below to let us know how it worked for you! Let us know if you purchased the system and were scammed by the marketers.