"Do you think the scent adds to your fish count or are you just afraid to leave it off at this point"?
My reply to Jerdon:
"Daniel a.k.a. Singletrack, never used scent and most of the time he would land more Bass numbers than I would.
I use scent in hopes of attracting Halibut but I don't believe that it actually helps in attracting the Bass during it's initial strike.
I feel as though the Bass react to movement and presentation and I would like to think that once the Bass bites down
on the scent (enzyme) coated bait; and once it gets a taste of it in it's mouth, that it's lil' brain tells it's mouth to hang-on to it
and or hopefully it causes the fish to do a return second strike. Anyways ... that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
The one thing that I do believe ... is that it doesn't cause a loss in the bite activity but somehow it improves my chances of a strike.
I've noticed that while I've been using the scent; along with presentation, that I have actually caught more and larger Halibut than most ...
so maybe the scents do work, hence they have created such a gigantic market wagon-trained around all of the scent products. Perhaps the scent trail; in the water, works better on certain inner harbor predatory species and not so well on other inner harbor species.
But the one thing that I will guarantee you is ... whether or not you choose to use scent on your baits ... you WILL CATCH FISH.
Bottom line for me Jerdon is ... for me not to use scent on my bait would be like me walking out the door wearing only one sock ...
it just wouldn't feel right nor complete to me if I didn't apply scent onto my bait ... after all ... I do need to create all the luck that I can for myself. lol
And perhaps ... I've grown to become a bit more superstitious in my ol' ways as well. lol ... Who's to say?!"
I'd be very interested in hearing about everyone's experiences; or beliefs, about whether or not scent on bait actually works for any of you out there. Your thoughts.
"Do you think the scent adds to your fish count or are you just afraid to leave it off at this point"? "Jerdon"