Do Fish Attractants Work?
Using Fish Attractants
By Ronnie Garrison, About.com GuideThere has been a lot of controversy over "Fish Attractants" or otherwise known as "Fish Scents".
In the past, I've noticed that many of my former bass angling students
as well as by bass guide clients have always come prepared with plenty
of "Fish Attractant", and wow! do they ever use it. They will grab that
particular bait they are using, hold it over the boats edge, and really
pour it on.
Is that method really practical? There are several different types of
"Fish Attractants" on the market today in a multi-billion dollar
industry where bass fishing is concerned, and the marketing is very
costly!, and somewhere the companies have to sell, sell, sell, to make
up for the high cost of marketing. Many commercials whether it be TV,
Radio, Magazines, Outdoor Shows, etc. have to get the anglers to buy
First of all let me explain the importance of "Fish Attractant". A freshwater black bass (Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted)
will usually spit out a bait within 2 or 3 seconds if the bass dosen't
accept the taste (if it picks up the bait at all). On the other side of
the coin, if a bass likes the scent or attractant, it can hold the bait
up to as much as 30 seconds or more before it spits the bait out. Fish
Attractant does not really "Attract" fish, but using it, your odds on
setting the hook will be greater by using it rather than not.