Fishing lures and baits can work good on their own, but can work better with some added fish attractant added. The main reason we add fish attractant to artificial lures and baits is to mask human scent. Fish can be sensitive to what you get on your hands, or in your tackle box or tackle bag, and transfer to your lure or bait. Especially if you have bananas in your boat! (for those that believe in old superstitions). Most fishing attractants have some sort of oil base and there are literally hundreds of types of added scents to choose from. Some of the most popular brands are hard to get off of your favorite lures, and the scent stays on you all day. They do work, but they are hard to get off of everything and you come home stinking like a rotten bait factory. For me, I prefer the lighter scents, and easier to get off of my gear and myself. That is one reason that I prefer the Berkley Powerbait Fish Attractants, but the second reason is that it works! I was turned on to the Trout scent from Berkley Powerbait when I was fishing at Lake Amador as a teenager. There was a man and his wife fishing next to me, and they both caught limits. I did what every angler does when they see someone catching fish, and your not having any luck, and see what they are doing differently. I switch to the same bait, switched to the length leader to try to get my bait in what they found as the zone. I talked to them and they verified what I thought they were using, and they were very friendly gave me some pointers. I tried for a few more hours with no luck. Nobody else around us were catching any fish, which was abnormal at Lake Amador at that time of year. As they were leaving, the couple came over to me to wish me luck and the guy leaned down close to me and handed me a small bottle of Berkley Powerbait Fish Attractant in the Trout scent, and he apologized for not telling me his secret weapon sooner. He let me keep it as they were heading home for the day. Only a few minutes after putting on the trout scent, they got to watch me reel in a five pound rainbow trout from the top of the hill, and they gave me a thumbs up. That was a day that I remember like it was yesterday, though it was about thirty years ago. Not only did I catch a nice sized planter trout, I caught a memory that will last a lifetime about a couple of great people that gave me their secret weapon, their Berkley Powerbait Trout Scent. I still use that scent to this day, and when I forget to use it, I don’t catch as many fish until I remember to put it on. Because of how much it touched me that they did this for me, I always make it a point to share the experience with others. If I see someone not catching fish, I always offer up my secret weapon, to return the favor that the couple did for me so long ago. Berkley Powerbait Fish Attractant comes in many scents, it is water soluble, and washes off your hands and clothes easily. It comes in both 2oz and 8oz sizes. They have scents for catfish, trout, bass, walleye, crappie and panfish. It’s thick enough to stay on your bait or lure, but not too thick to make it hard to clean off. It enhances ordinary lures or live bait with PowerBait scent and flavor that Powerbait is known for, in a water-soluble liquid attractant. This is my number one brand by choice for all of my lake and large pond fishing. If you are targeting stripers, sturgeon, steelhead, or salmon in the delta or river system, or landlocked salmon in the lakes, I switch my approach and brand entirely. My top pick then becomes Pro-Cure, which I will mention in a minute. If I am targeting landlocked kings, coho, or kokanee, or if I am fishing in the delta or larger rivers for stripers, sturgeon, salmon, or steelhead, I have to change my approach to use a stronger scented, thicker fish attractant that can withstand the currents in the delta and river system. This tougher water requires a different level of fish attractant. I have found that with Pro-Cure fish attractants. One of the more popular brands that most people use, which is my favorite when fishing on the delta, is the Pro-Cure Fish Attractant Scents. They have a huge line of targeted scents. This one is a bit thicker, and harder to get off, but it stays on better than most other attractants in the currents found in the delta with the tides and water flow. The water is quite stained in most places, so the extra thick scents that will stay on cast after cast is the way to go. The Pro-Cure Bait Fish Formula Super Gel, for example, is made from one hundred percent real baits, is UV enhanced, and packed with amino acids to entice more fish to bite.
Berkley Powerbait Trout Fish Attractant
Berkley Powerbait Trout Attractant is my go to fish attractant when I am fishing for planter trout at Lake Camanche, and Lake Amador. Even if you are using powerbait, ooze a little bit of this on your bait or lures, and for me it increases my catch rate tremendously. You can enhance any lure with this water soluble PowerBait scent and flavor fish attractant. Available for the most popular fish species and 2 oz or 8
Berkley Gulp! Alive! Fish Attractant Recharger
Now you can recharge your used Berkley® Gulp! and Gulp!® Alive!™ baits with Berkley's Gulp! Alive! Fish Attractant recharger. This nice sized lure and bait fish attractant uses Berkley's magic sauce to refresh your used baits to make them more effective so you can continue catching more fish. This bottle contains eight ounces of Berkley's patented fish attractant. The Gulp! Alive! Recharger is perfect for refilling Gulp! Alive! Bait Management Containers, or to get your favorite soft bait lures charged up and loaded with Gulp!
Atlas Mike's UV Lunker Gel Scent
The Atlas Mike's® UV Lunker Gel Scent Fish Attractant is the product of more thant twenty five years of research and development, and has proven to be one of the most effective fish attractants in both fresh water and saltwater. It has a special blend of concentrated natural scents, flavors, and amino acids, all mixed up in a Super Sticky formula that stays on your lures and baits to brings fish in quickly. Ooze this onto your hardbaits, spinners, plastic baits, tube jigs, and more, and you will notice the results immediately! Comes in an easy to use two ounce flip top bottle.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Fish Attractant Fishing Experience Awaits!