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Tips and tricks can often increase your full catching potential and add more enjoyment to your bass fishing trips.

Updated: March 25, 2005, 2:30 PM ET
By Homer Circle | Bassmaster, Feb. 2003

Tips and tricks increase your catching potential and add more enjoyment to your bass fishing:

Cater to a bass' senses of smell and taste by daubing a lure with a scent, like oil of anise, vanilla or peppermint. This does three things: 1) adds smell appeal to a lure's action; 2) masks the odor of amino acid on our fingers; and 3) the taste encourages bass to hold on to a lure longer, giving you more time to set the hook.

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