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I'VE NEVER USED ATTRACTANTS BEFORE AND I THOUGHT MAYBE I'D TRY SOMETHING IN '07. WHAT DO YOU GUYS USE?

THANKS,

FALCON

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Old School

Fish formula II with a ½ oz of anise oil added

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Older school: nothing.

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I have had great luck with the BAITMATE GAMEFISH SCENT...but i am also going to experiment with MegaStrike and a few others im not quite sure of yet

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I've used "BANG" garlic for several years and I really believe in it. They make shad and crawfish formulas also.

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None.  I buy 'em now and then, last purchase was Megastrike about two years ago.  Used it on a c-rig lizard on a February day when they seemed to not be taking it good.  Have to admit it was dramatic how the hits changed.  Tried it a couple more times with no discernable effect.  It's on the shelf with the others gathering dust.  For those that use an aerosal spray, be careful not to let the overspray settle onto your boat carpet.  It will break down the adhesives.

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MegaStrike: On crankbaits, jerkbaits, topwater, flukes, worms, spinnerbaits.

BANG Craw: On jigs, plastics, craw cranks, fat ikas, anything replicating a craw.

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I use BANG spray......and if the YUM attractants didnt turn my baits different colors (especially skirts) I'd use them more often.

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MegaStrike: On crankbaits, jerkbaits, topwater, flukes, worms, spinnerbaits.

BANG Craw: On jigs, plastics, craw cranks, fat ikas, anything replicating a craw.

That's interesting, I use Megastrike on all my soft platic stuff and Bang Craw on my hard lures. I guess it's a good thing everyone doesn't think alike.  ;)

Ronnie

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The two best attractants I've ever used are the right depth and the right speed,

but sometimes they're just so hard to find ;)

Roger

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Older school: nothing.

Now, that's funny. I don't care who you are, that's funny!

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I have been testing Uncle Elmers Sticky Scent for a few months.  I used two rigs, same rod, reel, line, hook, weight, and worm.  One with the "goop" and one without.  It definitely works; a lot more hook-ups.  It stays on the worm for ever, it is cheap, it's in an easy to use bottle and best of all, IT WORKS.  

I found it at Wally World.  

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mega strike and bang crawfish scent have worked really well for me, heard jacks juice is good, has anyone had luck with yum scents? because i use many yum lures and the bass love them so i fiqured at the very least the bass do not mind the yum attractants

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I use garlic oil spray in whatever brand is the cheapest.  I was using bang garlic, but I ran out and found jack's juice garlic at the tackle show for $2 a can, and bought 4 cans.  The bang garlic in the 16oz spray is a good deal at $9.99.

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Hi everybody,

My opinion is that the best use of the attractants is not so much to "attract" bass, but to cover the scents left on the lures by the manufacturing process and, of course, by the anglers hands.

Although the sense of smell is not as well developed in bass as in othr fish (such as carp or catfish), their smell is still much better than ours. They can be readily turned off by certain smells that seem unnatural - even offensive - to them. Our skin is covered by aminoacids that go on the lures and although we can not tell the difference, bass surely can. This is not really a problem with fast moving hard lures such as crankbaits, but it can become most important on slow moving soft plastic lures which the bass usually have the time to examine before attacking them.

Also, the addition of an attractant helps in the respect that once the bass has grubbed the lure, if it has an attractive smell (or taste), the bass may hold it one extra second or two, giving the angler an extra chance to hook it upon striking. For sure, I have noticed a huge difference in the catching rate with soft plastic lures with attractant vs soft plastics without...

As for favorite brands... Try them and let the bass decide which one they prefer - their smell/taste preferences may be different. It might sound weird, but here in Cyprus, in a particular reservoir, Yum LPT (either garlic or crawfish) work exceedingly well, much better than any other scent. In all the other reservoirs Yum still works, but Kickin'Bass and Carolina Lunker Sauce work much better. One of the many reasons I consider bass fish with a real character....

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THANKS FOR ALL YOUR VALUED OPINIONS GUYS.

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I like the stuff that comes with those Sweet Cheeks swimbaits. although the swimbaits are close to worthless, the scent is worth buying. Wish they sold just the scent. It might actually be a enzyme or pheremone now that i think about it

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