At the outdoors show at the Tradex I asked a CO at their booth about jensen eggs. I walked up with a jar of j'eggs and said, is this bait? He looked at it, opened the jar, said yes. He said rubber eggs with no scent, not bait. ANY rubber eggs with ANY scent INCLUDING ANISE = bait. I took a j'egg out of the jar right in front of him and wiped it off really good on my shirt and asked, is this bait. He said, yes. The scent permeates the rubber MAKING IT BAIT. I said, what if I washed it off in the water and then put it on. He said, its still considered bait because the scent permeates the rubber. I said, what if the anise scent is not their to attract fish but to preserve the rubber and keep it supple, does that still make it bait? His answer, yes. I asked him if the anise scent is there not to attract fish but to hide other scents, is it still bait? His answer, yes. SCENT IS BAIT regardless of why its there. I asked, if someone was using the scented J'eggs in bait ban waters would they get fined. He said, by him, yes. Another CO might just give a warning.
Two different CO's on two different days gave the EXACT SAME ANSWERS.
Tell me again that they are not considered bait :wallbash: