Scented Bait

It’s well documented that many fish are attracted through a bait scent. Catfish for instance use their sense of smell as a primary means of sourcing food.. Salmon also have a keen sense of smell but “sight feeding” is considered their primary means of sourcing baitfish.The most well known of them all is a shark which can follow a blood trail from miles away. Almost all creatures secret pheromones, making bait scent/smell an important part of their lives for various situations. In the case of fish, scent is an important part of feeding and the attractant to the bait scent.

Many anglers write to fishing guru’s asking the question, should they use bait scent as an attractant. Most pro’s will say yes… We also recommend the use of scents wherever possible. They are effective an an attractant and also as a “cover” to mask foreign odors that may be present on the bait.

Using various Scents with Baitrix artificial bait is simple.  You can add scent to a Baitrix baitfish easily. It can be applied topically or, using a sharp knife, cut a 3/4″ to 1″ slot along the belly, about 1/2″ deep, just behind the pectoral fins; then apply a generous amount of Oil or Gel scent. Press closed.
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Due to some regulations that limit the use of scented baits, Baitrix does not add scent directly to our molding compound. Our scent (Anise Oil) is applied directly to the package, allowing it to be washed off in those areas where scented baits are restricted.

We at Baitrix participate in other Outdoor activities in addition to Fishing.

These activities include Hunting (Big Game & Waterfowl), Flying and Off-Roading. Every now and then we discover a unique high quality Outdoor Product that we have found to be very effective and useful.

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