Fishing QuestionsCategory: Catch Fishing FAQWhat smell attracts fish?
Robert Tong asked 3 months ago

6 Answers
Wilson answered 2 months ago
There are many scents that attract fish, but the most common one is probably Berkley Gulp!®.

This scent is a blend of natural food-sourced ingredients that imitate live bait. Other scents that attract fish include shrimp, crab, and salmon oils.

Carlos answered 2 months ago
There are a few different theories out there, but most scientists believe that fish are attracted to the smell of rotting food or bait. They may also be drawn to certain chemicals in the water (like ammonia) or certain types of algae. Some fishermen even say that fish can smell fear, so it’s important to stay calm when you’re fishing!

Bernard answered 2 months ago
There are a few different theories out there on what smell attracts fish. Some say that it’s the smell of food that lures them in, while others believe that it might be the smell of certain predators that entices them. There is still much research to be done in this area, but at the moment, it seems that different types of fish are attracted to different smells.

Some fishermen have had success using bait scents like anchovy or shrimp to lure in their prey, but others find that using a more natural scent (like earth or leaves) is more effective. The bottom line is that there isn’t really one answer to this question – each fisherman has to experiment until they find what works best for them and the fish they’re trying to catch.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 months ago
Fish are attracted to a wide variety of smells, but some of the most common scents that attract them are:

– Money: This could be because different types of money have different types of chemicals on them, or it could be because fish have been conditioned to associate the smell with food.

– Sulfur: This is found in many types of bait, and can be emitted by rotting vegetation or hydrogen sulfide gas.

– Dead animals: This includes everything from decaying flesh to animal droppings. fish are attracted to the nutrients and bacteria found in these smells.

– Food: This is obviously a major attractant for fish, as they are constantly searching for something to eat. Common food smells that attract fish include baitfish, worms, and crustaceans.

– Mating: Some fish are attracted to the smell of other fish in order to mate. This can be due to pheromones or other chemicals that are released into the water.

Martin Staff answered 2 months ago
There are many smells that can attract fish, but some of the most common ones are:

– Live bait (such as minnows or worms)

– Anchovies

– Baitfish oils and scents

– Salmon eggs

– Corn kernels

– Crawfish

– Shrimp

– Lobster

– Crab

– Octopus

– Squid

– Cut bait (such as chunks of fish or squid)

– Processed baits (such as powerbait or Gulp!)

– Attractor scents (such as garlic, cheese, or vanilla)

– Cover scent/sinkers ( such as anise oil or cedar oil)

David answered 2 months ago
There are many different smells that can attract fish, but some of the most common ones include shrimp, earthworms, and molting crabs. Fish instinctively know what these smells mean and will often be drawn to them in order to hunt for food.