Adding Eyes To Fishing Lures With A Marker: Will Scent Impact My Success?
Last week, we shared a quick fishing lure hack to add eyes to lures with a marker to trigger more strikes.
However, many protested that the scent of the marker would inhibit the lure’s success and cause you to miss out on fish.
So I hit the water to find out the truth!!
Adding Eyes To Fishing Lures With A Marker [VIDEO]
- Rod: 7’6 Slot Machine Custom Rod
- Reel: 2500 Shimano Stradic FL
- Line: 10lb PowerPro
- Leader: 20lb Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Leader
- Lure: 4″ Slam Shady Mulligan Paddletail (Eyes added with a sharpie)
- Hook: 3/0 Hoss Helix Hook 1/8 oz.
You can use a Sharpie or a permanent marker to add eyes to any soft plastic lure you want.
Common thinking leads us to believe the foreign scent of the marker would be a deterrent and force fish to spook off.
But if you use a marker to add eyes AND combine that with Dr. Juice Saltwater Slam Scent, it should be able to mask any other odors.
The first fish of the day was a solid trout.
A little while later, I threw a cast at a broken tree stump in the water and pulled out a nice redfish.
Later, I was thinking of moving spots when a really solid redfish absolutely slammed the Mulligan.
There were times I had to change out lures as well due to puffer fish.
I would re-apply marker eyes each time before putting some Dr. Juice on the lures.
As I came up on another section of broken trees and mangroves, I threw a cast into the shadows and immediately picked up a snook.
That’s a slam on a Mulligan with permanent marker eyes!!!
So using a Sharpie or other permanent marker to add eyes did not seem to discourage the fish from eating.
But if you do use markers on your lures, be sure to have additional scents like Dr. Juice on board to help mask any negative scents from the marker.
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