Scent and Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by wet line, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    It has already been said, but fish do use olfactory functions quite well. Here are the lecture notes from one of my classes with some references to really cool studies by Arthur Hasler on imprinting scents into coho, and Pohlmann's study on the ability of fish to track prey using olfactory cues.

    Here's the link:

    Go to lecture 18 and open up the powerpoint file if you're interested.
  2. lastcall Member

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    I was recently told never to pick up, peel or eat bananas when fishing for salmon or steelhead. The scent will really drive the fish away.

  3. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Quit trying to start something. Banana's are good for you.

  4. Porter Active Member

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    Good for you...but not good for you when fishing.....proven FF scientific fact.