Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Increase your chances : Bait Scent

Using scent is a great way to increase your chances when fishing in salt or freshwater. In my opinion, bait scent makes a world of a difference when fishing artificial baits. There are plenty of different scents on the market from krill to squid. So, if your not using bait scent you should start. You won't regret it.
My current scents. UniButter and Gulp Alive shrimp flavor

Why use bait scent?
  • It eliminates human scents such as lotions, sunscreen, cigarettes and cigars
  • It leaves a scent trail that will attract a fish from a distance 
  • When fish bite they stay on the bait longer because it tastes like the real thing, which means better chances of landing the fish
  • Leaves a nice slimy coat on your bait
  • Keeps your bait from drying up, leaving a more life like action
Some popular scents
  • Uni Butter - Most powerful scent in my opinion
  • Hot Sauce - Another effective scent
  • Berkley Gulp! Alive - Powerful scent that comes in easy spray bottle
  • Eagle Claw - Many different flavors from squid to anchovy with glitter
  • Pro Cure - I have never tried them but have heard good things. Tons of different flavors
Personally, my favorite go to scent right now is Uni Butter because of it's powerful smell and it's ability to increase my fish count. However, other bait scents like the ones listed above can be just as effective. It' s really up to you. The thing I like about the Berkley Gulp spray bottle is that it is easier to apply and less messy. Just be careful to not touch your face after handling bait scents unless you want to smell it all day long =p. That's the only thing you'll regret about using scents. 

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