1. cover up my own scent. (as nice as it may be I don't think it helps attract fish)
2. When I am targeting fish that rely heavily on scent for finding food. (like trout and catfish)
Berkely makes a decent trout attractor in a squeeze tube and in the past I have used other types of scents for bass and the such. The problem is it came in a spray bottle and they tend to leak and break open. The downside was my care smelled for months the upside my lures and tackle were all prescented!
The expense...... I suppose they are worth it. They cost less than one Rapala and I have tons of them that I have never caught anything on.
I used them as a kid and thought they worked....but then again I also bought the flying lure and banjo minnow.....hahhahaa thats why I have a fishing room for all the lures I was convinced will work when i bought them pretty soon I give up on them and put them in a box in my fishing room ....my wife keeps bugging me the throw them away but I just cant do it never know when one will come in handy
I really believe that scents work. I hardly use them now (except pre-scented artificialls). However, when it starts getting colder, and the fish are more sliggish, I'll get them out. There were quite a few times last winter, they helped out. I use Mike's and Nitro.
I have been using Mega Strike, I won it on another site. I do not think it attracts the fish so much as it increases the time the fish will keep it in its mouthbefore it realizes it is not something natural...
I think scents work. i use them mostly to cover up my own smell. I have used the berkely stuff for trout and walleye. Wierd how I only caught bass and sunfish on the walleye scent. Now I have started using smelly jelly and like it a lot. It sticks on to my bait really well even after several casts.
meandmydog --- It sounds like you're talking about scent vents ? They're made by Berkly. I've caught a few Trout off them. I haven't used them in a while. I put power-bait in the mesh/cage, and got tired of cleaning it out. I'll have to give em another shot w/ the gell.
Another scent/type lure I think works well is Exude. I've caught quite a few Bass w/ their grubs.
yea thats them. they just looked diff. so i picked them up on clearence at k-mart thought i would try them at mcconaughy this weekend also i do use bass scent and i hooked into some nice largemouth at riverbend ponds in ft. collins before i used it there i didn't get a single hit so either a good day or the scent i am still working on bass techniques so either way i will take it