More on scents Ned Kehde October 26th, 2011 | More From Ned Kehde Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Capt. C.A. Richardson of St. Petersburg, Florida, has accumulated a lot of well-grounded empirical observations about the effectiveness of scents from his many days of guiding, competing in redfish and tarpon tournaments and creating his Flats Class TV show. On October 24, he wrote the following comments in an e-mail: “I absolutely believe that scent makes a difference with salt water fish. Especially species that use their olfactory senses to locate forage such as redfish and flounder. During cooler months, when water temps temper the appetites of many inshore game fish, gel scents such as Pro-Cure can generate strikes even from sight feeders like speckled trout and snook. … Anytime you can get a lure to appeal to more than one sense of a fish, good things often happen for the angler. And, I’ll even take it a step further for negative fish by repeatedly firing a scented lure into the zone and … artificially stimulate a bite similar to chumming with live bait. In short, better to have scent than not to have scent.” Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More Midwest Finesse Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!