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When Is Using Attractant, When Is Too Much Attractant??

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I got to thinking about something last night. When is using fish attractant on your plastics, to much?

I love steak and I love sushi. But on the same bite, not so much.

I use alot of Strike King Plastics, mainly for the coffee scent. I love it and have great results, but like to put JJ's or other Attractants on them too. When does using it mean to much?

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RC, im in line to listen to the answer. This is something ive been wondering too.

id like to hear Bobby or Big O's opinion.

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When they start jumping in the boat as soon as you launch, but I think that's a good problem to have ;)

 

In all seriousness though, personally I think you add scent to baits that don't come with scent.  But baits that come already scented are probably better left alone.

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I got to thinking about something last night. When is using fish attractant on your plastics, to much?

 

I love steak and I love sushi. But on the same bite, not so much.

 

I use alot of Strike King Plastics, mainly for the coffee scent. I love it and have great results, but like to put JJ's or other Attractants on them too. When does using it mean to much?

 

When I've got a pre-scented plastic I tend to leave it be, as PondBoss said. However, I've dipped Yum worms pre-scented with F2 because, to my nose, there wasn't much distinct - grab you - smell to the worms.

 

And I'm also interested in what the scent-makers would say, but just to throw out a thought: ever mix soft drinks at Taco Bell (or wherever). Some mixes taste good, other mixes get poured back into the drain. You know, the Root Beer + Coke + Orange Soda + Grape....

 

I have tried JJs in conjunction with the Crawfish F2 spray before. Don't remember if I caught anything or not. But it didn't smell the best. (that was to my nose, the fish may not have cared)

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I am discovering more and more scent mixes on the market. Craw and Garlic for example. This could be more catching of the fishermen than the fish again.

I smile when scent topics come around because we smell it as if we know fish would like it. Like a chef smelling/tasting food they are preparing.

I say when all else fails experiment.

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When they start jumping in the boat as soon as you launch, but I think that's a good problem to have ;)

In all seriousness though, personally I think you add scent to baits that don't come with scent. But baits that come already scented are probably better left alone.

Agreed but with JJ's I can notice a big difference in how long the fish will hold the tube before spitting it out. The videos on Megastrike have got me sold. I should hopefully have some to try these days off ;)

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RC, im in line to listen to the answer. This is something ive been wondering too.

id like to hear Bobby or Big O's opinion.

I almost tagged then in it to hopefully get there response

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I have never used attractants myself, but I plan to experiment this year.

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Basses sense of smell, detecting odors in the water to locate prey is a very small factor. Catfish on the other hand have a phenomenal sense of smell and rely primarily in detecting prey by odors.

Bass attractants are really masking odors that may repel or alarm the bass at the last second befor striking.

You want to create a positive odor and taste and texture.

The bottom line; you can easily over due attractants by creating a negative response from the bass. No scent is better than too many different scents.

Bass see and hear/feel you soft plastic from a distance and when they get within a foot or so they focus on details, this is the moment a strike commitment occurs, odors are only a factor when the strike has occurred or very close to occurring.

Tom

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Basses sense of smell, detecting odors in the water to locate prey is a very small factor. Catfish on the other hand have a phenomenal sense of smell and rely primarily in detecting prey by odors.

Bass attractants are really masking odors that may repel or alarm the bass at the last second befor striking.

You want to create a positive odor and taste and texture.

The bottom line; you can easily over due attractants by creating a negative response from the bass. No scent is better than too many different scents.

Bass see and hear/feel you soft plastic from a distance and when they get within a foot or so they focus on details, this is the moment a strike commitment occurs, odors are only a factor when the strike has occurred or very close to occurring.

Tom

Thanks

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Hmmm never thought there is ever to much attractant. Come and watch what we do at fishing expos with it.

There is a rising you g star named Adrian avena that is fishing the f l w tour. Ask him what he had seen today.

As for too much attractant. I know that receptors can become saturated but never to the point of being called a repelling factor.

Baits that have attractants infused have to be careful in the process. Many key ingredients can change molecularly when heated over a certain temp. Plastisol s are poured around 350 degrees. That's hot brother

Anything below the surface is basically undetected or unused anyway

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Hmmm never thought there is ever to much attractant. Come and watch what we do at fishing expos with it. There is a rising you g star named Adrian avena that is fishing the f l w tour. Ask him what he had seen today. As for too much attractant. I know that receptors can become saturated but never to the point of being called a repelling factor. Baits that have attractants infused have to be careful in the process. Many key ingredients can change molecularly when heated over a certain temp. Plastisol s are poured around 350 degrees. That's hot brother Anything below the surface is basically undetected or unused anyway

I was sure wondering about mixing and adding some jjs to the tips. but i can say that megastrike works great on powerbait chigger craws. I found that out the last two trips out dragging a football jig with a chigger craw trailer. I just didnt know if there were some plastics that were pre scented that it conflict with... but it did work well with those stinky chigger craws on my jig

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Hmmm never thought there is ever to much attractant. Come and watch what we do at fishing expos with it.

There is a rising you g star named Adrian avena that is fishing the f l w tour. Ask him what he had seen today.

As for too much attractant. I know that receptors can become saturated but never to the point of being called a repelling factor.

Baits that have attractants infused have to be careful in the process. Many key ingredients can change molecularly when heated over a certain temp. Plastisol s are poured around 350 degrees. That's hot brother

Anything below the surface is basically undetected or unused anyway

Thanks for jumping on this. My question was actually geared to using Megastrike on a Strike King coffee tube when sliding a weight inside the tube for lube and to make these finicky Oklahoma bass hold on just a tad longer.

Your videos have got me dang near sold on it. Attracting the fish is my job, I just want the little buggers to hold on a sec longer :)

Thanks again for jumping in!

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       I'm a firm believer in attractants, especially MegaStrike. I've tried using a little and a lot. I find I'm having about the same results either way. The only thing using a lot does is waste a good product . I do as Bobby suggests and most often just use a "dab". I received my recent order from them today consisting of 4 new tubes. I crawfish, 1 garlic and 2 original. I have also tried the spray on type and find them messy and unpleasant overall to use. MegaStrike is about as simple to use as it can get, and no mess. The little film remaining on my finger, I just rub into and onto my hands to mask any human odors I might transfer to my bait(s).

I never tried JJ's and have heard a lot of people singing their praises. If I ever see it around, I'll probably pick some up and give it a try. I've just never taken the time to order any since I've been using MegaStrike with such good results.  

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Rockchalk, since Kansas is  not going anywhere in this year's NCAA tournament maybe you can go to the web page below and purchase this book then read and outline it.

 

Check out the chapter on scents.

 

Dr. Keith Jones' Knowing Bass: The Secienific Approach to Catching More Fish.

 

You need to make an investment in this publication and read, read and read it.

 

http://books.google.com/books/about/Knowing_Bass.html?id=uKBd85BhyQYC

 

You can read and outline this book as you have the TV on mute and you watch the other teams advance in the tournament!!!

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Rockchalk, since Kansas is  not going anywhere in this year's NCAA tournament maybe you can go to the web page below and purchase this book then read and outline it.

 

Check out the chapter on scents.

 

Dr. Keith Jones' Knowing Bass: The Secienific Approach to Catching More Fish.

 

You need to make an investment in this publication and read, read and read it.

 

http://books.google.com/books/about/Knowing_Bass.html?id=uKBd85BhyQYC

 

You can read and outline this book as you have the TV on mute and you watch the other teams advance in the tournament!!!

It's war!!!! We're going all the way. We are in a 3 way tie for the Big XII for 9 straight baby!!!

Spider fan? Remember that whooping two years ago ;)

But I will look into the book and after April 6th when I've come down off my high of winning 6 titles, I will read it

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I don't know rockchalk.  Sam may be rite.  If my terrible Sooners can beat them they may not make it past the second round!  :laugh5: You need to quit drinking the Bill Self smurf flavored koolaid.  :eyebrows:

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I don't know rockchalk.  Sam may be rite.  If my terrible Sooners can beat them they may not make it past the second round!  :laugh5: You need to quit drinking the Bill Self smurf flavored koolaid.  :eyebrows:

We had a low but I was at that game. Road games are a different world. OU was the better team that day. Keep in mind we beat the tar out of OU in Lawrence this year too. OSU'S on fire but were out for blood.

O and the Koolaid tastes much better than Krugers ;)

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I know attractants work for catching bass, and now I know they also catch basketball junkies.        LOL

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