Are Snook Attracted To Scent? (Shocking Lure Experiment Results)
By: Luke Simonds on November 22, 2019
Us anglers are always looking for an advantage over the fish…
Whether that’s by spending hundreds of dollars on a quieter trolling motor, using thin diameter braided line to cast farther, or putting scent on our lures to attract more fish, we’re all looking to increase our odds of getting tight lines.
But this begs the question…
What works and what doesn’t?
In this video, we’re going to dive into whether or not scent works, especially if you’re targeting snook.
This is day two of the Kishel’s fish scent experiment and the results shocked me.
Want to see what happened?
Watch the video below.
Are Snook Attracted To Scent? [VIDEO]
That was not what I was expecting!
Here are the results:
- 6 or 7 snook
- 0 redfish
- 0 snook
- 1 redfish
Day one of the experiment was a little more balanced… you can see the results from day one here.
And the lure I’ve been using for this experiment series is the Slam Shady, which you can get here (Insiders only).
Now no matter if I’m fishing with scented lures, non-scented lures, or live bait, six or seven snook and a redfish in an hour and twenty minutes is pretty awesome, especially considering I had never been to these spots before.
Would you like to have those kinds of days on the water?
Here are the two main things I was looking for:
If I saw mullet jumping around points, I figured there was a pretty good chance I’d catch fish there, and that’s exactly what happened.
Also, it’s important to note that I kept it simple as far as lures go.
Obviously, this was a lure experiment, so I switched setups every three casts, but by staying with the one type of lure, I was able to focus on what really matters: finding fish.
And here’s one final note about the trip…
Don’t make the same mistakes I did:
- Don’t reel and cast the fg knot through the guides (this was the first time this has ever happened to me with this knot)
- Always bring your tackle box fishing (or at least bring more than one or two lures, unlike I did)
This was an awesome fishing trip with Otis, the great equalizer.
I caught lots of snook and redfish, but what surprised me was that all of the snook were caught on the non-scented lure.
So now I’m wondering… are snook not attracted to scent? Do they not like Kishel’s fish scent? Or was this just random chance?
This was day two of the experiment, you can watch day one here, and day three will be coming soon.
I’ll also be doing more experiments with different scents in the future, so keep an eye out for those.
Are these results what you expected?
Have you used Kishel’s fish scent before?
What did you think?
Let me know in the comments below!
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