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Old 01-06-09, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default What scents work the best?

Just a quick reply thread about scents, I'm curious too hear your guys/gals insight on using scents... If you personally have had much luck with the use of scents out on the water, or know if anyone else has had much luck with factory scents, Or maybe you create your own! Sshhhh is super secret

When and what lures do you apply scents too?

Whats your favorite Scent to use? (example: craw or shad...etc)

Do you not use scent applications at all, Or do you just rely on factory scents like what you would find with Yum soft plastics, or Power-baits?

If you have your own opinion, or just wanna share your thoughts on What is the best overall scent for bass, post it! I myself would love too know cause I'm more on the side of using Salted plastics.
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Old 01-07-09, 12:02 AM   #2
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I use some on my plastics. Not always, but I will switch to them when I am having issues with subtle hits or missed hook ups.
I keep a ziplock bag with the scent (my receipe) and some garlic salt. I always have a couple of IKA's and worms in this bag and might add a particular bait if the fish are only nibbling at that bait.
80% of the time, I don't use scent at all.
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Old 01-07-09, 12:23 AM   #3
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I've seen times it made a difference and times it didn't. Can't hurt. I use Kickn-n-bass, Carolina Lunker Sauce, Iom, and Megastrike. I put it mainly on jigs and soft plastics-garlic on plastics and crawfish on jigs.
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I think it helps in most cases, so I always put it on my soft plastics and jig combos. I use Chomper's "G" Formula for the most part (all of the brands work good on any given day). I do feel that anything with garlic in it works better, my preference is for that to be mixed with the shad oil. One of the things I learned a while back was that the scent was not the only reason to put this stuff on... it has a visual attraction as well. If you look out across the water when balls of baitfish are around you can actually see the oil slick on the surface of the water. When an excited shad or minnow decides to high tail it out of the area it will actually leave a little visual "oil trail"
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Yes they do work. They will not make fish jump on a hook. But it's proven a fish will hold on longer. Here is the only brand i use. http://www.liquid-lure.com/pdshop/sh...y.asp?catid=24
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Old 01-07-09, 10:51 AM   #6
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SMELLY-JELLY BASS FEAST...A word of caution, after a day of fishing with this stuff be sure to throw your clothes directly into the wash..don't leave them lying in hamper or there will be he.LL to pay
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Old 01-07-09, 12:19 PM   #7
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I feel the same way in believing that the bass will hold the soft plastics a little longer which will allow for better hookups and more bass. imo-The strong scent will also help cover any other displeasing smell that might ward off the bass also.
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Old 01-07-09, 01:17 PM   #8
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i use a garlic fish formula. havnt used anythign else for years

i cant find the formula on bass pro shops were i usually get it but here is a ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Original-Fis...22112005r36594

i bought bunch of bottles a while ago.
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Old 01-07-09, 01:19 PM   #9
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Mix two rounded tablespoons garlic powder and one even teaspoon salt into two cups hot tapwater and stir well. Pour some in each baggie of soft plastics, mush them about and re-seal. Float the baggies on a bucket or sink full of hot tapwater for twenty minutes. Take the baggies outside and drain off the extra liquids.....bits of garlic powder will remain...that's OK. Re-seal the baggies once again and take them fishing.

If in the summer heat and you've left a little too much liquid, a green mold may form...if so, just rinse and re-treat....no damage done.

The plastics actually absorb the water based formula and will maintain their potent taste for a long, long time.

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great tip Mac, ill have to try that
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Baitmate seems to works best for me. But I still hardly use scents.

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Old 01-07-09, 04:32 PM   #12
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I like carolina lunker sauce. Crawlick on jigs and craw imitations and most of my texas rigs, and I like either the threadfin or menhaden on cranks and swimbaits. I use Strike King shadalicious swimbaits and I just stick the tip of the threadfin sauce into the hole in the tail and squirt some into the cavity of the bait. Seems to work good (for me)
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Old 01-07-09, 08:05 PM   #13
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I like the smelly jelly bass feast scent when i can find it, I also use the yum shad scent too. I think the bass will hold the bait a bit longer because of the scent.
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Old 01-07-09, 08:22 PM   #14
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I do use scents on my soft plastics, and my scent of choice is Megastrike. It's a jelly so it's easy to work with, and one tube last for years. I use scent because Bass do hold on the lure a little longer, and to help my soft plastics move through the weeds.
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i used to use scents. but i haven't "taken" the time to use them anymore. i may start in the coming spring to going back to it.
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i like garlic and anice seed oil. YUM has worked the best for me in the past but powerbait is a close second. chompers is the strongest smelling garlic scented baits i have ever used. and i can tell you from experience those bass wont let go of a chomper tube jig. last summer i was prefish and decided not to hook any fish so i cut the hook off a couple tube jig heads and i actually reeled some fish in all the way to the boat.

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Old 01-07-09, 10:25 PM   #17
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Female pheromones must be a great scent.

That's why female anglers do so well

Perhaps you should ask your wife/girlfriend to handle your worm before you go fishing lol's
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Old 01-07-09, 11:25 PM   #18
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Default Wd40 .........

WD40 I'm not saying anything else for the simple fact of being laughed off the forum ....

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Old 01-07-09, 11:40 PM   #19
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WD40 I'm not saying anything else for the simple fact of being laughed off the forum ....

Later Will
WD40 really does work. A few guys used to swear by it.

Go on tell us the other - promise not to laugh
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yes wd40 works. BUT it is made from petroleum right? will not use it for this reason alone. use it if you must or want to. but just my opion only now..... it is putting more polutants in the water and we sure don't need that.
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Old 01-07-09, 11:49 PM   #21
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Default Bama your right

Bama is right I use to take old worm bags spray wd40 in the bag to help keep the oiled up got any suggestions as a substitute


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Old 01-07-09, 11:54 PM   #22
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Default pulled this from another forum

Found this when searching for lubricants. (don't ask)




I thought that you might like to know more about this well-known product.

When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that
has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it
works just as well as glass. It's a miracle!

Then try it on yours stove top ... Viola! It's now shinier than it's
ever been. You'll be amazed.

The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and
degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three
technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name
comes from the project that was to find a "water displacement" compound.

They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The
Corsair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts.

The workers were so pleased with the product, they began smuggling (also
known as "shrinkage" or "stealing" ) it out to use at home. The
executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in
aerosol cans. The rest, as they say, is history.

It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only one
of them is the "brew master." There are about 2.5 million gallons of
the stuff manufactured each year. It gets it's distinctive smell from a
fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original
founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

Here are some of the uses:

Protects silver from tarnishing

Cleans and lubricates guitar strings

Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery

Keeps flies off cows

Restores and cleans chalkboards

Removes lipstick stains

Loosens stubborn zippers

Untangles jewelry chains (I wonder about this?)

Removes stains from stainless steel sinks

Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill

Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing

Removes tomato stains from clothing

Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots

Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors

Keeps scissors working smoothly

Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes

Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide

Lubricates and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
riding mowers

Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises

Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open

Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close

Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as
vinyl

Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles

Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans

Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy
handling

Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly

Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools

Removes splattered grease on stove

Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging

Lubricates prosthetic limbs

Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell)

Removes all traces of duct tape

I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, and knees
to relieve arthritis pain.

Florida's favorite use was "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and
bumpers

The favorite use in the State of New York--WD-40 protects the Statue of
Liberty from the elements.

WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will
be catching the big one in no time. Also it's a lot cheaper than the
chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind
though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not
allowed in some states.

Use it for fire ant ! bites. It takes the sting away immediately, and
stops the itch.

WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and
wipe with a clean rag.

Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and
dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick
spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!

If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
moisture and allow the car to start.

WD-40, long known for its ability to remove left-over tape mung (sticky
label tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshener!

Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive
clean fresh scent for up to two days! Seriously though, it removes black
scuff marks from the!

Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks. It doesn't
seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to
get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of
marks.

Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
Use WD-40!

The applications appear to be endless.
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I don't think store-bought scent induces bass to bite but I do think it makes them hold on longer which may mean "taste" rather than "scent".
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WD40 I'm not saying anything else for the simple fact of being laughed off the forum ....

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You better be plum careful where you use it. Many states it's actully illegal to use.
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Female pheromones must be a great scent.

That's why female anglers do so well

Perhaps you should ask your wife/girlfriend to handle your worm before you go fishing lol's
This one deserves an applause!
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