Fish Scent Battle (Pro-Cure vs New Custom Inshore Scent)


Do you ever put Pro-Cure on your lures?

If you don’t, let me ask you this…

Did you know that dogs have a sense of smell more than 10,000 times greater than humans do… and fish have a sense of smell more than 1,000 times better than dogs?!

Since their sense of smell is so strong, we’re on a mission to find the best scent to put on your lures to maximize the amount of fish you catch.

Pro-Cure is the existing industry leader, but we’re testing out a new scent to see how they compare.

In this LIVE video, we’re pitting these two head to head as we fish docks for snook, grouper, and jack crevalle.

The contest was a landslide… just not in the way I expected it to be!

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from our trip testing out these two scents:

0:00 – Luke kicks it off with a nice snook… almost.

0:23 – How we’ve structured this new test comparing Pro-Cure vs. another secret scent we’re testing out

4:00 – Whether or not putting scent on your lures helps

6:42 – Dock etiquette and other things to look out for

7:40 – We’re surprised to run into a special guest!

9:28 – How to fish docks right after a cold front

13:55 – The underrated skill you need to be good at dock fishing

17:10 – The story behind this secret new scent

20:14 – The scoop behind this Brazilian shrimp lure

22:19 – Why different lures do better in deeper water

23:58 – How to retrieve your lure when fishing docks

35:54 – Day 1 testing summed up


shrimp lure test

What a butt whooping!

Sometimes it’s just not your day, right?

But hey, good thing thing Luke was on fire so we could get some results with this test.

Here’s what we learned:

  • The new juice won 5 to 4, and it got the biggest fish of the day. There’s still lots of testing to be done here, but it’s an interesting start.
  • You HAVE to get your lures to the bottom when you’re fishing deeper water in the cold. Since I couldn’t get my lure to the bottom (I should’ve used a heavier jig head), I didn’t catch any fish.
  • Fish LOVE the new Power Prawn. Be on the lookout because this is coming soon!

What are your thoughts on putting scent on your lures?

Do you do it? Do you think it works?

Let us know down in the comments!

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ac weyh
2 years ago

why the disparity in the tight line when same scent

Chuck Daymude
2 years ago

Congrats on the Pathfinder, love my 2300 HPS. FYI the TM may be able to have the electronic foot control added which I do on mine (mine is a MK Terrova v. Motorguide) and that way when dock fishing I use the foot control to maneuver the boat and never take my hands off of the rod & reel. It’s no louder than the remote and gives you the ability a bass boat has. Both the remote and foot control work at the same time so it’s not one or the other.

On to the “juice”, curious to see what you guys got in to as I have given Pro Cure a lot of opportunity and while it helps it’s nowhere near as effective as Gulp is so hopefully the new concoction you are testing will prove to be.

Solid scent can’t hurt even in a reaction bite scenario (paddle tails, chatter baits, etc) so I say up-level your chances if you can. Good video and love the boat!

2 years ago

So the video seemed to show that Joe was rooting for the juice to win so he could announce that it was being sold in the Salt Strong tackle shop.

2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

It’s good to hear you are trying to maintain your objectivity and not being driven by the sound of the cash register. Try to keep your thumb off the scale to resist becoming just another hardware hawker.

Bruce Barton
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

When do you think you might be getting it in?
Looking forward to it.
tx, Bruce aka Ref

2 years ago

Bring on the Juice!! Been waiting for the Power Prawn since you first introduced it!! Was hoping for Christmas Gifts !!!

Travis Anderson
2 years ago

The JUICE!!! 🔥👌

Nicholas George
2 years ago

So when will we be able to see the ultimate Shrimp off? Gulp vs. Brazilian Power Prawn?

Luke Simonds
2 years ago

That’s definitely on the list of contests to do… very much looking forward to that one.

andy huset
2 years ago

When I take kids out I ask them what the five senses are. Then we go over what sense a particular bait might appeal to. Popular Christian author Dr. Gary Chapman has a book out on the five “Love Languages”. Do you suppose there might be five “Lunge Languages” (sight, sound, touch/vibration, taste, smell) that attract fish? If not, how do you account for the success of cut-bait that just sits on the bottom? (Just asking.)

David Fender
2 years ago
Reply to  andy huset

My wife has been trying for 15 years to get me to read that book. 😁

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  andy huset

All of the senses you listed seem to be used by fish to find they prey. Yes, the effectiveness of cut bait should be evidence enough that smell alone can be a factor in getting strikes.

Larry Fox
2 years ago

Nice video, guys.
Have you ever used Stank Stick? It is a scent in a deodorant-like stick. Maybe you can compare that to ProScent some day.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Larry Fox

This is actually the first I’ve heard of the Stank Stick. I’ll make sure to do some research on it to see what it’s all about. Have you tried it yet?

Keith Carr
2 years ago

Florida “after a cold front” darn sure don’t look like a Texas “after a cold front”. Wish I lived in FL.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Keith Carr

This was an abnormally calm morning after a front due to the winds shifting from one direction to another… we luckily got out there at the perfect time.

Brian Cadena
2 years ago

Hey Luke what rods were you using? Looks like smoke reel but curious about the rods? Great videos and content. Love the insider club as well as the slam shady and tackle store. Overall just great everything.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Brian Cadena

Thanks so much for making time to leave the nice comment Brian! I was using 7’6″ MH Bull Bay Stealth Sniper rods with the Quantum Smoke 25 reel.


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