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One of the ways I use to get rid of human scents on my bass lures growing up was to use a scent spray. I was wondering if any of you used any scent sprays or gels. If so which do you think work the best. Which ones last the longest. Which species do you use them for.
 

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As far as bass are concerned, I don't think scent matters much. I tend to prefer lures with a fast retrieve speed like spinnerbaits and plastic worms skittered over the surface, and these tend to provoke reaction strikes, they don't have time to smell them. Perhaps if one were fishing a slow bait like a Senko, or if one were jigging, they might take time to smell it, I don't know.

Over the years I have sort of evolved a theory about bass feeding. I don't think they get hungry, or strike out of hunger. I think they strike out of pure meanness and orneriness, and mother nature has arranged things so that keeps them fed.

If one wanted to worry about scent for fish, I would apply the principle to the catfish family, and perhaps walleyes.
 

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I just tryed some Berkleys ( for bass ) over the weekend and did catch a 19" , 3 smaller bass and 2 trout. Cant say it was the scent, but I did keep useing it. I dont know what a bass can smell at high or low speeds but we do know sharks can smell a drop of blood from a great distance....
 

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Ive used all kinds and dont know that I can tell the diffrence. I guess id say smelly jelly is what I use when I do use it. Anyone ever hear of spraying WD40 on their worms? IT WORKS.


-Jay
 

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I swear that when I apply sunscreen the fish seem to start biting.Ive seen it happen probably 30 times.Otherwise no scents.
 

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The WD-40 thing as been around for ages, but IMO it is a fallacy, fish DO NOT like petroleum distillates. Ever try fishing after pumping gas, with out using a scent or washing your hands real good? Not so hot. YMMV
 

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The WD-40 thing as been around for ages, but IMO it is a fallacy, fish DO NOT like petroleum distillates. Ever try fishing after pumping gas, with out using a scent or washing your hands real good? Not so hot. YMMV
This is the main reason I use scents, You never know what you are transfering from your hand to the lure/bait.
If I dont have any scent spray with me I usually go down to lake/river edge and rub mud on my hands then wash them off in the lake tends to get rid of any type of human smells I have.
This may just be superstition but I think it helps. :p
 
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