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I just bought some Yum garlic attractant spray. anyone else have this or know how often i should spray it on my plastics. also, does anyone use attractant on hollow frogs?

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I have some YUM garlic, but I don't use it anymore since it dyes the lure a green color, and I had spilled some in my last bag and dyed half the bag green, not to mention the stink that surrounded the bag within a ten foot radius.  I buy lures because I think the colors will work for certain conditions, not so I can spray them with green dye.  

Anyway, you can get away with using it every 20-30 casts or so.  It is like an oil and it tends to stay on the lure for a good bit of time.  

You can use attractant on anything you throw in the water if you want to.  It's up to you.  

I only use attractants when the bass have lockjaw and don't seem to want anything.  

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Garlic is not a fish attracting scent but a cover scent. There is no evidence that garlic, anise, or salt will attract fish. It may cover a bad scent which will help your catch rates. It needs to be a water soluable product to get the dispersion needed and you will need to apply about every 10 min. I have never read where any study indicated increased strike rates with scents but instead it is useful for increased lure hold times when you do get a strike. It does help trick a bass into holding onto the lure hopefully long enough to set the hook.

God luck and happy hooking! 8-)

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I don't use YUM scents but i DO use a Scent marker by Zoom. It has a garlic scent to it and also dyes whatever you draw on a chartruese color which i found can make a difference. I've used it on spinnerbait skirts, all types of soft plastics, jigs, it rubs off on crainkbaits though.

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I bought some on sale (surprise, surprise) at Walmart for a buck, and it worked as well as any of the other garlic sprays I have used.  I just like garlic oil spray, whether it be Jack's Juice, Bang, LFT's Hawg Wild,  or other.  I prefer the aerosol sprays due to the ease of application and low mess.  I will say the Jack's Juice and Lake Fork Tackle's 'Hawg Wild' seem to be the strongest, and my bait will still reek of garlic after 30 minutes of use.

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I use the YUM garlic spray, I don't think I could fish a jig without it, I use it on worms when night fishing also. I have had nights when I would catch fish 3 to 1 against my partner who use BANG crawfish spray.

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does anyone use attractant on hollow frogs?

Nah

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i had the same color problem with the yum sprays.  depending on the version it dyes the lure green or red.  i sometimes will put some attractant on frogs but its more to keep em slippery in really sloppy conditions than for its traditional use.  other than that i only use attractant on plastics and jigs.  megastrike is far and away my favorite although i like an aerosol spray of some sort for jigs as i think it makes the strands stick together less.

matt

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My 2 cents worth.  Just seems to me that you are trying to cover your sent as we tend to fish more with reaction type baits, however, on slow presentation baits this sounds plausable.  I have seen many a bass caught with WD 40 sprayed on the bait.  Could be it just goes back to confidence in your choice of bait and sents.  I have always been interested in this subject but have yet, as you seem also, to get any real evidence.

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Garlic is not a fish attracting scent but a cover scent. There is no evidence that garlic, anise, or salt will attract fish. It may cover a bad scent which will help your catch rates. It needs to be a water soluable product to get the dispersion needed and you will need to apply about every 10 min. I have never read where any study indicated increased strike rates with scents but instead it is useful for increased lure hold times when you do get a strike. It does help trick a bass into holding onto the lure hopefully long enough to set the hook.

God luck and happy hooking! 8-)

Bingo

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I bought some shad and craw scent  that I've been adding to plastics but havent had enough use to form an opinion yet.  

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I've used the Yum Garlic scent on plastics mainly.I use it to cover any scents that might turn a bass off such as snuff,cigarettes,human scent,etc.

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Well i am a firm believer in using scents, and i honestly  have noticed an increase of hook ups when im using scent. My top 2 are BANG shad, and Dr. Juice. Yum is great, but the shad scent turns lures purple, garlic green, and crawfish red. I am now trying berkley powerbait, and i like the consistancy, which is almost gel like as compared to the oils.

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