13.06.2018

Increase the Pulling Power of your Odyssey XXX Freezer Baits

Author: CC Moore
Categories: Tactics

How to Increase the Pulling Power of your Odyssey XXX

Odyssey XXX by its very nature is a highly soluble, reactive bait, a year- round proven attractor and a valuable food source that fish simply return to eat time and time again. Many anglers often ask how to get the very best from their XXX baits and the answer is simple, fermentation!

There are a number of ways to ensure that your bait is working to its optimum, and one way of achieving this is by creating a catalyst to speed up the natural fermentation process of this incredible bait. By enhancing the reaction properties of this bait through the use of glucose based, sugary stimulants and leaving the baits in a warm place to ferment, over a period of a couple of days, the baits will be bursting with incredible attraction.

Put simply, the sweet, yeasty ingredients begin to react and release natural stimulants into the water column, providing intense, irresistible food signals to passing fish. Very much like other types of bait that ferment when left out, such as tiger nuts, Odyssey XXX is no different with the high level of Betaine and active CSL it contains. When the bait begins to show spots of white on the outside, that is when it is at its best, as contrary to what people think this is, the sugars are being released from the bait.

There are different ways to speed up this process, which include altering the temperature and adding a catalyst which will increase the fermentation time of the bait, such as a sugary liquid or powder. Once the baits have been removed from the freezer, simply add your chosen sugary substance (Betaine powder or Minamino liquid are very good), shake the baits and leave them sealed in a warmish place for 48 hours to kick start the process. After a few days, these baits will be bursting with attraction, highly active and working to their maximum from the moment they are introduced.

Obviously, these baits will eventually turn after around 5/6 days, so it is best to time the start of the process in correspondence with the length of your session. This tactic is great for overnighters, when small quantities of bait but maximum levels of attraction are key to getting bites during the few hours you are at the lake.

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