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Pros Weigh In: How Important is Scent?

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Pros Weigh In: How Important is Scent?

It’s a hotly debated subject, now hear the opinions of a few pro anglers on whether using scent is an important factor or not in their fishing.

Mike Hulbert is a musky guide in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I asked him whether scent played a factor in catching muskies and he told me this:

“No it’s not…muskies are more sight and lateral line feeders, scent means very little…when they are ready to attack, they come unglued and smash the lure with ridiculous power.”

So does scent play a factor at all?

“No, not really. I have used is on soft plastics and bucktails and saw no advantage or increase in hook up.”

Interesting. Let’s see what an expert bass angler thinks…

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