Big Bite Report

“Scentsation” line of soft plastics

Big Bite Baits launched its “Scentsation” line of soft plastics.

Scentsation was developed after numerous requests from the Big Bite pro angler team and consumers for a soft and buoyant soft plastic that was infused with a powerful fish attracting scent that would be more effective for wary fish with greater scent susceptibility. The Big Bite production team initially began working with a 30-year PhD chemist for months to develop this proprietary formula with greater fish attraction.

The plastic formula was developed after multiple rounds of testing for fish attraction and manufacturing capabilities Responses from the pro team were very strong and they said they saw an immediate impact on their fishing in many areas. That testing continued across the country throughout the off season on many different bodies of water.

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Clifford Pirch is known for his prowess with finesse techniques, especially his mastery of the drop shot. Pirch, along with other Western anglers have been utilizing custom hand poured worms for years to entice fish under pressured conditions. Big Bite Baits tapped into Clifford's decades of knowledge to help them develop the Cliff Hanger 5 Worm and the Ramtail 35 along with providing input on the other new Scentsation shapes.

"It's been awesome working with Big Bite Baits on their new lineup of Scentsation soft plastics. The new scent formula has a strong drawing power for both smallmouth and largemouth and causes the fish to hold onto the bait longer resulting in more fish catches," says Pirch.

While scented plastics have been a known commodity for smallmouth for quite some time, Pirch is equally excited about its' effectiveness on largemouth.

"I've gained an enormous amount of confidence during the development process of the Scentsation line of baits on how effective they are on largemouth. The willingness of largemouth to bite these new baits has been an eye opener for me, and I am looking forward to utilizing them in largemouth scenarios as much as I am for smallmouth. When you can combine the characteristics of good hand poured plastics and an awesome fish attracting scent you have a serious player, and Scentsation is just that." Pirch concluded.

Elite Series pro Drew Cook utilized his Scentsation prototypes in a number of ways. He found it effective for smallmouth and largemouth alike.

“I was really excited to get this “stinking” plastic and put it to work. I found out quickly it really worked for either bass species,” Cook said. “I also was excited to develop my Quarantine Craw 425 to be a Ned rigging finesse craw combo bait. It works great on a jighead or as a finesse jig trailer.”