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Old 03-17-2009, 09:48 AM
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I've read in a number of the old threads on this forum that it is smart to use latex gloves when putting bait on the hook while striper fishing (primarily referring to chunk herring) as otherwise any residual smell that is on your hands from other things you've touched/worked with recently transfers to the bait and scares off the fish.

My question is though, wouldn't the smell of the gloves themselves - latex is anything but natural! - deter the fish as well? If it really makes a difference, I'm all for it, but don't want to do something that's actually counterproductive.

Anyone have any experience with this either way? Can't wait for the fish to arrive!
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:07 PM
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I've read in a number of the old threads on this forum that it is smart to use latex gloves when putting bait on the hook while striper fishing (primarily referring to chunk herring) as otherwise any residual smell that is on your hands from other things you've touched/worked with recently transfers to the bait and scares off the fish.

My question is though, wouldn't the smell of the gloves themselves - latex is anything but natural! - deter the fish as well? If it really makes a difference, I'm all for it, but don't want to do something that's actually counterproductive.

Anyone have any experience with this either way? Can't wait for the fish to arrive!

Just catch a bunch of herring, handle them and cut them up....and your hands will smell like herring....

I always avoid filling up with gas and avoid really strong smells.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:30 PM
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Gas, DEET and cigarettes are not good. If you smoke the gloves may not be a bad idea.
I always have a container of Clorox wipes in my truck (gets the stench of bunker off your hands before you hafta drive home) If I get gas on the way they're great for washing off the smell - diesel stinks!!
I'll even put if few in a ziplock bag and bring em out with me if I know I'll be using bug spray.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:15 PM
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Go Mets your thinking to much just go fish and Go METS
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Gas, DEET and cigarettes are not good. If you smoke the gloves may not be a bad idea.
I always have a container of Clorox wipes in my truck (gets the stench of bunker off your hands before you hafta drive home) If I get gas on the way they're great for washing off the smell - diesel stinks!!
I'll even put if few in a ziplock bag and bring em out with me if I know I'll be using bug spray.

Hmmmmm, cigs are bad for fishing ya say huh, I wonder how many nights I've been on fish (that don't smoke of course) and missed my opportunity? No way I could go an enire fishing outing without a butt or 5, maybe it's time to invest in one of those foofy plastic cigarette holder things, hmmmmmmmm!!!!!!


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(gets the stench of bunker off your hands before you hafta drive home)


Last time I came home from fishing my girl friend smelt my hand and thought I was cheating on her.....
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Last time I came home from fishing my girl friend smelt my hand and thought I was cheating on her.....

wow.....

Never thought about the cig thing....back in my bait days which lasted about 2 weeks I never seemed to have a problem and I smoke like a chimmney while fishing....does it really make a difference? Would it make a difference on plugs??
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Last time I came home from fishing my girl friend smelt my hand and thought I was cheating on her.....


Now THAT'S some funny s**t!!! You been hanging out with Point in those seedy Revere strip clubs, YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYUCK!!!!!


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Old 03-17-2009, 06:03 PM
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He sure has....a snapper that smelly is sure to leave a snail trail......
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somebody pays attention. if you have fishy hands it is fine. some people don't have oily fingers to begin with. go and fish next to someone and use the gloves (you need to rub the powder (if any) off the gloves in the water) and then scrub the gloves with bunker/herring guts or slime prior to baiting up. i don't remember where i posted that but the rest of the explanation is there. not rocket science. just fact.



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does it get the eel smell off?



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Just catch a bunch of herring, handle them and cut them up....and your hands will smell like herring....

This is a catch-22.....wouldn't that also make your bait smell like your hands and hence, defeat the purpose????


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If the surgical gloves give you confidence use em.
I used them all the time with great results
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I use the heavy duty surgical gloves size XXL under those yellow cotton w/ soft rubber gripper stuff gloves. The cotton gloves stink like hell after a season but they only cost 2.00 a pair at harbor frt. I use the yellow gloves for everything.... deep sea fishing, sawing/stacking wood, cleaning up the yard, riding my atv's ect....
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