Anise Oil; Pros or Cons ...

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by KevMan, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. KevMan

    KevMan New Member

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    I've never used it before but, I've read a few good things about it and I'd like to know if any of you have ever had any luck with it? I was going to combine it some garlic stuff I have plus blended cheesy hotdogs. Yeah, I'm always looking for that absolute bait and in my soul I know I'll never find it but, I will not give up !!!
    Anyway, let me know what you local guys and girls think of it, please.
     
  2. catman from owensboro

    catman from owensboro New Member

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    it works great on chicken breast at lakes but never tryed it on the river
     

  3. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    I would like to know also. A test while fishing. Some with Anise and others without.
     
  4. Bomberman

    Bomberman New Member

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    I would be interested in your "trial" results. I'm usually trying to avoid any kind of "introduced" smell on my bait but if it works, I'm all for it.

    Tight lines.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've tried using anise, garlic, and shrimp flavoring from Ramen noodles, and they have all seemed to work about equally well.
     
  6. KevMan

    KevMan New Member

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    I'm going out next weekend and I'll have the results from my trip.
    Later...
     
  7. KevMan

    KevMan New Member

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    :embarassed::eek:oooh: Sorry, I wish I had some news for all you guys on the Anise Oil but, I ran into a slight problem. I feel on my way to my fishing hole and hairline fractured my wrist :sad2: ...
    :roll_eyes: I'll have to go give it another try once I heal up. Sorry again but, things happen.
     
  8. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    That's to bad. Hope you heal up in a hurry.
     
  9. muzkrat

    muzkrat New Member

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    that blows kevin. hope you get well fast.
     
  10. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Ow, that's gotta hurt! And most likely your casting wrist, too.

    I hope that you recover quickly so you can hit the water soon. I look forward to hearing how the anise-oil test turns out!
     
  11. catback

    catback New Member

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    i got a call from a friend about 11:eek:o at night , one night and he said they were at the river bank fishing and wanted me to come on down , so of course i went, grabbed some beers, my rods, but didnt have any bait ,so i looked in the friedge to see what was in there and i had a garlic pork tenderloin in there, well you kmow what happened there i had to try it!!!! well i got down there and you know what happened next, they laffed there a$$ off!! i opened the pack, cut me a slice, put it on the hook , casted it , and i didnt even git to put the rod down befor it went off , then it was my turn to laff hahaha cought a 15 in the first 5 seconds!!! that stuff worked pretty good .
     
  12. 10POUNDER

    10POUNDER New Member

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    I have used pork chop peice's before with mint extract ....It worked very well ......
     
  13. KevMan

    KevMan New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the good wishes. Yeah, you got it right, I fell and busted my right wrist and it my casting hand and it HURTS:embarassed::sad2: !!!
    Anyway, I'll get back out there as soon as I can. 2 weeks from now is a conservative guess at my return or attemp at it.
    Thanks for the support and I will post my results A.S.A.P.
     
  14. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    If the anise oil works, i may try black jelly beans. Fish don't bite, i'll eat em.:eek:oooh:
     
  15. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple New Member

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    I've used pure anise oil soaked in sponges for steelhead and brown trout successfully when nothing else worked in the great lakes. Pure anise oil is more costly than the cheaper stuff in grocery stores but the scent stays on alot longer.