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Sea salt and amino acid and blood have similar crystalline structure, odor and taste which help to trigger strikes from bass. Salt isn't a scent that will mask stronger odors, but it will give off a positive odor as it dissolves in water.
I would say salt isn't a strong attractant, but it could be called a scent in regards to bass fishing. Pork rind is salt brine cured and some soft plastics are salt brine injected, which helps float both pork and plastic. Salt crystals are heavy and will add weight to soft plastics.
Just a few thoughts to consider.
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Traditional scent or attractants use oil to create a scent trail in the water. Dissolved salt dissipates quickly in water and doesn't leave the traditional scent trail. However I believe the bass can detect the smell of salt when very close before they taste it after biting the soft plastic or pork. The bass taste the salt when it's in their mouth and the combined positive feedbacks, plus the live action, that can cause the bass to continue to eat the lure.
Roboworms uses injected salt brine in their worms so they float better and give off salt taste. Grains of solid salt are heavy and cause the worms or Senko's to sink.
Catfish have barbels that are used primarily for scent detection, however also have taste buds. Catfish have several scent and taste senses in addition to barbels and rely primarily on those inputs. whereas bass use all their senses; sight, sound, vibration, taste and smell.
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