I know this is an old thread but it got me to rememberin some things from when I was learning to fish with my daddy.
Back in the late 70's some of the bait shops had just started selling a magic spray that was guaranteed to help you catch fish. You betcha we got a bottle and tried it out. The first thing my dad said was "that smells like WD40."
We played with it a little and it DID smell just like WD. Spray it on your finger and it felt just like WD. Spray it on the water and rainbows were everywhere, just like WD.
We were fishing for crappie back then and I don't know if we ever actually caught more fish using it than if we had not used it. After that bottle ran out we refilled it with WD and used it for the rest of the year.
I had forgotten all about using that on bait.
Give a hoot don't pollute.
Originally Posted by CaveBear
- Verlon Lawrence
No need to use!!
I do ok with fresh shad and skips do not need to waste my WD on the fish bait.
- Mark Johnson
Originally Posted by spotco2
Product called BANG comes in an aerosol can. Does the same thing.
Originally Posted by Mark J
I know of a product that goes BANG!!! Then you just pick the floating fish off of the top of the water and the bank. Both are bad, I would not do either. JMHO.
- Mark Johnson
Little WD-40 never hurt a thing. You got old folks sitting around rubbing it into their joints.
I'd rather have the WD40 then what is coming out of a thru hub exhaust.
try jig a loo. sure sucks as a lubricant. got 3 cans for $.99 at menards on a rebate deal, and they will be the last. hard to beat wd-40. although there are hundreds of uses i dont use it on a bait. reel maybe. contains petrolium distaliates. not fish oil. if it were fish oil they would have had the all natural thing on the label at least once for a market ploy.
WD-40 - the Myth, the Reality.
People will believe anything, I guess, as long as it is lurid and farfetched.
Isn't WD-40 just great and a 1001 and one uses. I just wouldn't use it as a fish bait.