racfish wrote:I too use smelly jelly on my DR balls and Dodger if in use. I also rub some in my hands to take away human scent.I would put it in sheer fabric and make scent balls. I do this alot when trolling in the salt. Just drag behind the boat.
I tried putting scent on my cannon balls before, but don't like how greasy and nasty they are afterward, makes for crappy storage. As for smearing it on my hands NO THANK YOU, that stuff is nasty and I like to eat and drink on the boat. I just wear latex gloves if I am dealing with fresh bait or applying scent (to keep my smell off).
TroutCowboy wrote:sorry to stray a little off-topic, but my chiropractor was telling me the other day that he takes the power bait worms or berkely gulp baits and then pokes a pinhole in a fish oil vitamin gelcap and squeezes a little oil on for scent. ever heard of such a thing? sounds like a good idea, maybe pretty inexpensive too.
another question, again sorry for kind of hijacking your thread, but does using a scent/attractor like smelly jelly count as bait when fishing a lake with bait restrictions? for example, if i smear some smelly jelly on a rubber jig or a spoon, do i now fall under bait regulations?
Question 1: I don't think it would work because oil is not water soluble, all that would happen is it would all just come right off the lure and float on the surface as soon as your gear hit the water. Think of pouring olive oil into a pot of water, this would not be the desired result for scent dispersion.
Question 2: Yes, scent qualifies as bait. Under selective gear restrictions and bait restrictions scent may not be used, nor can you use pre-scented artificial worms such as gulp/alive/etc.