Scent Or No Scent
Posted May 25 2012 - 11:51 PM
I've been using a crayfish scent and it hasn't done me any good.
Posted May 26 2012 - 01:12 AM
Posted May 26 2012 - 08:09 AM
Chapter Three, Chemoreception discusses smell and taste tests Dr. Jones and Berkley conducted regarding many tastes and smells and chemical sensitivity.
If you use the search feature on this site and type in Keith Jones you may find a previous post I made regarding the bass' organs of taste and smell.
I use scents as a confidence builder and to have the bass hold onto the bait a few seconds longer. I like MegaStrike the best, followed by Carolina Lunker Sauce and if I want garlic I go with JJs Magic.
Posted May 26 2012 - 08:11 AM
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Posted May 26 2012 - 06:38 PM
I use scents on slow moving baits a lot of the time. They might not help much but I believe they don't hurt anything and at least cover up any bad smells on my bait.
Posted May 26 2012 - 09:13 PM
My best results have been using lures with orange colored bottoms, the lures having a rattle and using a scent too. All lures work at onetime or another its figuring which color and type will produce more fish for you in your area. You just need to figure out what natural bait there eating.
Motivation is the key to success.....
Remember on a bad day just throw the lure you never tried yet.....
Posted May 26 2012 - 09:47 PM
If you read the link above "Mixing fish Attractants" you saw that Worm Extract had 100% strike response.
I have to wonder if this isn't something akin to chumming, i.e. using ground live bait to attract fish.
When I was young we would hang a chum bucket over the side of the boat while trolling for Blue's on the Chesapeake, it worked well.
I wounder if the same technique would work on Bass to induce a feeding frenzy?
Remember Sandy Hook...
Posted May 27 2012 - 12:07 AM
I have had no issue with catching fish with it. If anything, it might have helped a tiny bit with bass strikes and holding on just a split second longer.
Any time I get new plastics I give the bag a spray to keep them lubed and smelly.
If you are looking for some miracle scent that will induce every bass into striking then I think you are out of luck. Bass will bite when they wanna bite. I have personally watched about a crayfish go onto a bed where a bass was and the bass nosed down on the crayfish for a second and it looked like the cray pinched him. The bass actually left the bed until the crayfish was gone. It wanted nothing to do with it. If they dont bite they're favorite foods when they are live and well, scent wont do a dam thing.
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Posted May 27 2012 - 11:18 AM
Garlic is my fav. Rage tails coffee scent awesome too. It doesnt stink up my truck.
Posted May 27 2012 - 04:24 PM
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