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Tuc

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Scents
« on: April 30, 2013, 04:22:47 PM »
Who uses them, are they effective? Can fish smell? Whats your opinion on this multi-million dollar market.

I tried Berkley's on occassion only because my buddy had some in his tackle box. I didn't get anymore bites than usual (if any) and I thought it just a waste of money. If any of you guys swear by them, how about posting your tips, what kind to buy and your technique on using them.
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Sonny

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Re: Scents
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 04:25:43 PM »
I tried some of that spray on stuff but I don't think I caught more fish with it,waste of money if you ask me.

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Re: Scents
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 06:09:45 PM »
We like using Berkley's Walleye scent,for sturgeon. But it's the same as everything else, somedays it does good, the next it does'nt.

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Re: Scents
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 06:34:14 PM »
Hi Pam, yes thats sort of like fishing, some days good, some days bad. The only time I ever fished effectively with bait was out of the ocean, back in N.S.

Every year we fished the mackeral run twice (a year) and most of the time we used a dory (boat). I can't remember the exact recipe but it went something like this:
In a 5 gallon bucket we mixed 3 parts oatmeal to 1 part sardines, mixed it up with a drywall mixer and scooped it out with a ice cream scoop. We then put the scoops into a large plastic container/with cover (aprox 1'x3'). We called this stuff poogy.  You always knew when the schools were headed into the harbour because there were so many mackeral you could see the turbulance ontop of the water. Mackeral are surface fish and feed off the surface. We would throw out 2 or 3 scoops of poogy at a time ( the poggy would break apart in the water) and then our jigs or feathers in the middle of it. When the schools hit, it was a sure catch everytime, thats why we often used feathers, you could catch 6 or 7 mackeral on a set of feathers (usually 8 hooks). Jigs were one for one.

Anyhow, whether they could smell this concoction or see it. it looked like a piranaa feeding frency.

walleyes

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Re: Scents
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 07:08:23 PM »
I have tried most of them over the years and in all honesty nothing beats the real thing,, either minnows or worms or what ever it may be.. There is no way that anything out of  a factory out does Mother Nature,, I have yet to see it..
« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 07:17:55 PM by walleyes »

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Re: Scents
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 07:16:05 PM »
I have tried most of them over the years and in all honesty nothing beats the real thing,, either minnows or worms or what eve it may be.. There is no way that anything out of  a factory outdoes Mother Nature,, I have yet to see it..

Amen.

I actually did a heads up test at Moose Lake once with real leeches vs those Berkley Gulp power leeches in sauce.  The real thing out fished them two to one.
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Re: Scents
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 10:12:22 PM »
         Agree as well that nothing outfishes the real thing.  Sure there are some days or some lakes where no matter what you throw out there will catch fish but when the fish are turned off good luck outfishing real bait imho.
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Re: Scents
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 05:30:36 AM »
         Agree as well that nothing outfishes the real thing.  Sure there are some days or some lakes where no matter what you throw out there will catch fish but when the fish are turned off good luck outfishing real bait imho.
We use the scent on our dew worms and minnows.I agree with you nothing like fresh minnows on a jighead or a big gob of dew worms on a big snelled hook.
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walleyes

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Re: Scents
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 09:34:13 AM »
I have used in the past but no longer do nor have I in the last 10 years probably but,, I was shown by a guide out on The Flathead lake in Montana to use wd40 now that did work I will say. But like I say I haven't in years nor do I recommend putting this in our waters, but I will say it did work like a damn when trolling for lakers.
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