Spike-It UV spray actually brightens up your bait so fish can see it easier. The spray is aerosol so it flies away and won’t stick on your boat. Obviously, you don’t want to spray it into the wind or you’ll smell like garlic all day.
Concerning Spike-It dyes, fishermen often don’t use it because they worry about staining their carpet. It’s been spilled in carpets and in about two weeks the UV rays will totally break it down. Fishermen do not have to worry about those dyes. The dyes are an excellent way to quickly change the color of a bait. –Harold Neeley