Berkley Scented

Posted on June 3rd, 2009 by admin in Fishing Tips and Resources

Berkley Scented
Do lures retain their scent under water?Or does it just come off?

Anyone have any luck with them? I just picked up some

Other than Exude Products, (http://www.mistertwister.com/products/lures/index.php?id=760 ), Chompers products (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_15651____SearchResults ), and some company’s that make Walleye curly-tailed grubs (made with “fish food”/ can’t think of their Brand names), BERKLEY is the only soft plastic that has a TRUE baked-in “scent”.

Powerbait has the attractant interspersed through-out the worm. When Powerbait first hit the shelves 15-20 years ago, Berkley marketed a small wire brush to “poke” their soft plastic’s. The brush put tiny holes in the worms/plastic that help distribute the scent. It was quite popular until everyone realized they could get the same effect with a small steel brush from a hardware store…..(lol).

Gulp is basically “fish food” & is bio-degradable. Although it’s attractant does wear off eventually, it’s SO MUCH stronger than anything on the market, a “used” Gulp still has more “juice” than any typical soft plastic.

Both Berkley products are great lures.

However, there is a difference between the two.

1. Gulp tends to rip easier than Powerbait.

2. Because Gulp is a bio-degradable product it will “Dry-up” and turn rock hard on your Jig/Hook if left out of the water more than 15-20 minutes.

Although Gulp has a MUCH better “attractant” I tend to use Powerbait most of the time because it holds up longer than Gulp 3 to one.

Hope this extra info helps ya? Thumbs up to Nate.

The Berkley Gulp Alive Experiment

Checking Ebay for products…
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