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Old 08-02-2020, 05:26 AM
northshoremb northshoremb is offline
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Default Tips for rinsing of Crank after Pike

Hey guys I was just thinking about this idea and seeing if anyone else does anything about pike slime and smell on their crankbaits before putting back out. After you land a pike tge cranks smells like pike which is a predator fish and slices up the lure so was thinking have a small bucket with diluted solution in it that you can grab the bill of crank then swish around in the liquid to neutralize the smell before putting scent on or just putting back out. Maybe diluted Anise oil or WD40 as a quick mask.

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Old 08-02-2020, 06:56 AM
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Hey guys I was just thinking about this idea and seeing if anyone else does anything about pike slime and smell on their crankbaits before putting back out. After you land a pike tge cranks smells like pike which is a predator fish and slices up the lure so was thinking have a small bucket with diluted solution in it that you can grab the bill of crank then swish around in the liquid to neutralize the smell before putting scent on or just putting back out. Maybe diluted Anise oil or WD40 as a quick mask.

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Have you documented a lower catch ratio from "untreated" lures which have previously caught a Pike? How about having "Walleye" smell on your lure? Could not the same thing be said about Walleys being a predator fish? How about a Crappie? I've caught many a Crappie while trolling for Walleye. By definition, a Crappie is a predator as well.

Again, if you are trolling 4 crankbaits and one catches a Pike, do you notice that only the other three cranks are effective after this happens?
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:00 AM
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Have you documented a lower catch ratio from "untreated" lures which have previously caught a Pike? How about having "Walleye" smell on your lure? Could not the same thing be said about Walleys being a predator fish? How about a Crappie? I've caught many a Crappie while trolling for Walleye. By definition, a Crappie is a predator as well.



Again, if you are trolling 4 crankbaits and one catches a Pike, do you notice that only the other three cranks are effective after this happens?
Yes we have had that happen a bunch. Could have a hot crank out and once we get a pike seems no wlaleye bite till we remove scent of pike on that lure. Also think depends on speed which usually pulling cranks at 1.2-1.8mph so they have more time to smell. Every bit helps when you are in a tourney and dont wanna lose possible fish

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Old 08-02-2020, 07:46 AM
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Sorta along the same line - Sometimes when crappie fishing, I will rub my hand which handled a just caught fish onto my bucktail jig. I think it helps remove my scent from the bait. Usually do this more in the fall and cooler water temp.

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:43 AM
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The guys that fish with herring strips on crankbaits use lemon Joy non ultra dishwashing soap. Has to be the non ultra. I think the ultra has some bleach type product in it. Can mess up the finish. Plus might have a different smell.
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Once in awhile I will clean me walleye crankbaits with the joy. Just to make sure I did not get any sunscreen or other smells on the crankbaits.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:45 AM
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Whatever we think works is what we should do for our own confidence. I do think the slower presentations are more likely to involve smell and taste than the faster reaction type presentations. JMHO Bob
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I would think that a walleye would eat a small pike and if Iím correct, one would only be wasting their time rinsing. Iíve never noticed a difference at all.


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