Great Lakes Angler Blog

‘Fish invisible’ and leave No Trace

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. – Someone once said that it’s better to be lucky than good, but the reality is, luck’s got nothing to do with it. What anglers call ‘good luck,’ in fact, is often little more than your ability to give off positive or neutral scent vibes. Deer hunters go to great lengths to eliminate offensive, unnatural odors that make big bucks bolt. Chemical odors, such as tobacco, gasoline, bug spray or even cologne can put fish off the feed as fast as clanging an anchor on the boat floor. Some humans are doubly unlucky, with body chemistries that put off natural pheromones undetectable by us, but as foul to fish as fetid cheese (with apologies to catfish.) Hunters even go so far as to bathe and wash clothes with special scent-elimination products.  Read Full Story



GlAngler Subscription

Recent Posts



Tags

Muscle Squared 65 Future Fisherman Foundation Princecraft Larson Electronics Glorvigen Tools Cannon Boat lifts DuraSafe Electronics Lock Fiberglass boat News iPhone Muskie Lure Okuma Gravity Delorme Youth Army Corp of Engineers Sunglasses Big Bear Products Camera mount InvisaSnap Hobie Pro Angler Lake trout Green Bay Mazurek Marine Lighting Audio Contaminants Yamaha Steve Wood Safe boating ShowSpan Home Port Marine Marketing Buff Bass Pro Shops Extended Warranty Tim Popfinger New Zealand Z-Man LineSnubber St. Croix Rods Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate BASSMASTER Bob Schmidt Todd Sokolow Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing Boat Covers dock lines JVD Lead treestand injury Tournament Boga Matt Straw Deep Sea Diver Ranger VS1780 award Chaco Clay Dyer Insect repellent Chargers F-Series Storm Gear Lakemaster Gary Giudice Kayaks Seakeeper gyro Mack's Lures GPS for Lightning Connector Bug repellent Streams Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Safety Aluminum Deep V Series Jeff's Tackle Shop CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Barry Brown Marine Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Tackle Bag Ned Rig Jack Links Minn Kota Prosepec Electronics Homeport Marine Marketing Bass fishing National Guard Boat names Marine Radio Traditions Media Owners tournament splice Skamania Mania Side Thruster Tip-Up Rough Weather Bibs Shoremaster iPad B.A.S.S. iPilot Line Recycle Bin Bheestie Bag Endura Northland Tides Lake of the Woods Optima Rovermax LR 100 MUSHING Turning Point Props Foul weather gear Dave Mull Blog Stabenow TRAC Ecological LOTSA clubs 360 Wildlife Forever Michigan DNR Soft Jigwobbler Apps jigs Marine General IGFA Wind Power Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Costa Del Mar U.S.S.A. Walleye Orca Fin System Games Conservation KVD Speedbag Wormfile Dan Egan Tight Lines Jewelry fitness Rushton Gregory Downriggers Shipping Blue Collar Outdoors Michigan Bass STRATTEC Rippin Lips Navigation South Haven, Michigan Onyx Patrick Hurst Beckson Marine Deck Plate Ditty bag Knife sharpening Insurance Kill switch Plano Synergy Electronics PRADCO Fish Hawk XD4 bimini top Rapala LineGrabber Black Velvet Grab Rail On board EZ BoatPort Husky Jerk Angler 175T Autotether Multi-species Innovative Outdoors Legend Extreme McMurdo Tommy Skarlis John E. Phillips Personal Flotation Devices Mosquito repellent Dave Mull Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits WFN Walleye tournament The Harry Lure Minnesota Walleyes Legend Gold Brown trout Mark Zona YUM Dinger Chicago barrier Dave Genz WileyX Crankbait Net www.bigweeniebrand.com Footwear Wake Fishing Soul5 Tackle Labs Boats Quantum Ultracoat Kurt Mazurek Martin-Flory Humminbird Beckson Marine Tracker Marine Bait head Full Throttle Whale Pumps Accessories Weather Buoy Accon Marine Scott Martin Brite Wash Asian carp South Haven Wedding Ring Frigibar Fort Wayne, Indiana Global Spectrum Black Earth Creek HELLA USSA Interlux Flat Slider 75 Niagara Falls Soo Locks cruzin Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Lake Huron Lock Izaak Walton League Batteries Davis Instruments Ice Features Shock Wave Church Tackle Gull Lake Marine FRIDAY FUNNIES Salmon Volvo Penta Rubrail ATV mudsnail Louie Stout yachtpaint.com Mike Seymour Dunkirk, NY JBL Monel Metal blue marlin Smart Guide Publications redfish Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Boating CMP Global YUM Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Promise Keeper Mag Light Uncle Norm's Line Lights BoatUS Angler Iaconelli Wild River series Whistler Spoon University of Buffalo Lowrance Brian Brosdahl Water Buddies Ditch Andrew Dordek RedHead Olcott, NY PulseTech Lighting River Fishing spinning rod EZ Dock Evinrude BASSMASTER CLASSIC Lake Assault KVD Speedbag Lake Erie Ethanol Odd'ball Fin Spin Mustad Sportsman's rights Shelter Goby Evolve Radial VMC Marsh Madness ASA toilet Wounded Warriors Thermacell News/Social Yamaha ATV Jeff Gustafson RAT FINKEE Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Grady-White Kindle book Fuel Traditions spoon Fishing Coleman cooler Matt Serbenski Trade Shows Speakers Scott Glorvigen Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Andrew Semprevivo Sunstream Boat Lifts ONIX Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Bass Pro Records Jonathon VanDam Team Aqua-Vu Power WeatherStation Oshkosh LakeMaster Western States Version Lip-Stix BoatUS Hevi-Beads Kayak Mary Snyder Venice, Louisiana Storage 580P lenses Balog 1675 Pro Guide Triton Boats Sphaera Fishing Clubs Kevin Van Dam Holland METS Ryan Wilson Bro Brosdahl Practical Sailor Masters Walleye Circuit Honda Personal Flotation Device Manistee ChartSelect Gill NA Invasive species Trout Unlimited Great Lakes Troller Magnum Flow-Troll Hunting Airmar jeffstackleshop.com Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Rippin' Lips Chatterbait Simrad Fishouflage Catch & Cook St. Croix ODNR Radio Brandon Newby Acme Rescue Blue Heron Communications Bethel University Earth Day spreader light Coleman Bait Holder Jeff Wenzel OHIO Ranger Nautical PFDs Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel New Lures Hamlin Swedish FireKnife EZ Splice Fasteners Lund New York Forage Minnow NMEA Torpedo Divers Plano Plano Tackle Boxes Technology Rugged Shark Gene Larew Conservation Marathon Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Reese Tournaments Milennia MIL-iDock USCG AKOYA DSC Berkley radar Skarlis Shurhold Whale Swim bait Keep Kool Catfish Boat US Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Oakley Sunglasses NAIFC Championship Sun protection Mystery Tackle Box FLW Ascend Bristol Bay MATE USA TRAC exotic invader SeaLife Cameras Fiberglass tiller Gunnison, CO Marine NewsWire ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Swanson-Russell Dollahon Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Alaskan Launch ramp Rig'N Tails Free Fishing Weekend tackle storage Vick ABT X-2 Countdown Sport Shows Spreads MULL BLOG Dogs Lund Boats Mr. Twister KVD Rods Lake Superior Tyee Raritan Brad's Bug bite relief DuraSafe Mark Chmura Grunden's Marine Speakers Bad Elf Dollohan exotic species Gear Side Imaging hardbaits Topwater Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Knives High school bass fishing Angler Pop-Up LED Bowlights Rain gear Aquatic AV Bristol Bay Salmon Ice Fishing Lake Ontario marlin Hobie Aqua Vu Tom Neustrom Clam Ravenswood Media Aqualuma Contest Shoes Costa Sunglasses Multitools Costa Michigan City, Indiana Slender Spoon Kevin VanDam YUMphibian Alabama Rig Headgear Wisconsin Ryan Kleckner Betsy Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Ranger Boats Moisture Muncher Sharpeners Green Bay, Wisconsin Gary Dollahon inReach Beckson Port of Indiana Cabela's Mack's Lure Deck Plate Bass lure One-Handle-Does-It-All System Macho Minnow Ultimate Flannel Shirts Air show Traxstech Lake Michigan CLASSIC Serious Shine Video Reef Runner Coast Guard Oculus USO EVOLVE FISHING CO Normark Alaska Sheldon's Corey Schmidt MWC SOG La Mar Swim Whizz iPilot Link great lakes Snow-Shoe Tip-Up tree stand injury Scholarship Mercury Marine Jerky Indiana DNR Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Boat maintenance Boating safety Chronglobal Frabill Bait Rigs Faria Glacier Glove Slide Moor eZSplice sunglass Aqua-Vu Synergy Outdoors Cliff Pace PLB Rain suit USCGA Marcum boat rental The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls GPS Speedometer SeaEra QC Lures Titan Chain Strike King BOLT Padlock Custom Jigs & Spins ABT Fish America Foundation Pharmaceuticals LCWCC Extreme Baitcast Reel weather Pro Polish binoculars AmVets Spencer Yachts Silver Horde Size limits

Archive