Originally Posted by joeaugeri
i used to know guys who kept cans of paint in the buggy,they would spray up something special on the beach. tell the truth,we never thought about the smell,they caught fish,ya never know.
you have to be careful ,if u poxy a plug ,it may not swim the same,this i know as fact
I've seen the same thing growing up here in Lewes, Delaware.
Customizing lures on the spot. My only comment is that it works in a frenzy situation because let's face it, you could throw a petrified dinosaur turd with a hook bolted on and get em at such times.
It's when fish are scant during pre/post season or when you are on an area of beach that isn't holding many fish that I wonder if the chemical smell will affect results.
Makes me wonder too if Stripers are like fresh water bass, having more than one strike. They strike from hunger or during feeding times. They strike from anger when confronted or disturbed by uninvited intrusions. They strike from fear or surprise when a lure plunks them on the head out of the wild blue.
If Stripers have similar tendancies it makes sense that chemical smell might not ruin fishing completely. Some fish might hit from pure aggression, etc? Supposedly, stripers are largely directed by a keen sense of smell, however. If this is true, it seems unlikely that casual, non-frenzy fish will hit a stinking solvent-smelling lure?
These are thoughts from a relative newcomber to striper fishing so obviously, nothing expressed may be anywhere near the fact.