Best Soap for Cleaning Fish Smell off Hands?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by NCCatter, May 2, 2006.

  1. NCCatter

    NCCatter Member

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    I was wondering what the best soap to remove that fishy smell off your hands. I currently use Hunter's Specialties Scent A Way body wash, but I have to do it 3 or 4 times before it totally removes it. Anybody know of a better soap to use? I was thinking maybe that Orange liquid soap or Lava...?
     
  2. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    Clorox makes some aniseptic wipes that come in a little resealable box like baby wipes. They work pretty well. Most of the time I keep some on my boat.
    Fast Orange works pretty good too.
     

  3. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Kerosene and a match...LOL!!

    I try not to fish before I have to go to work or take the wife out. It seems like the smell has to wear off!!

    My wife complains, but I call it "the smell of happiness!!!"
     
  4. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Daniel, the best way that I have found to remove the fish smell is to wash your hands thoroughly. Then take about the same amount of toothpaste as you put on your toothbrush and scrub your hands in it. It will give your hands a clean minty smell and mask most any undesirable odor. My father has done this for years to remove unwanted odors from his hands. Vern
     
  5. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I use a bit of Hunters Specialties no scent soap. I really takes the smell out. I buy it on clearance after season ends. I like the green body wash stuff the best. Doesnt take much and kills the smell.
     
  6. Cliffcat

    Cliffcat New Member

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    Vern took the words right out of my mouth. Toothpaste is the best thing I've found for getting rid of the fishy smell (or any other smell for that matter). I generally just buy some cheap stuff at places that sell stuff cheap. Yes, I will wash my hands with soap afterwards, but for some reason, the toothpaste really does the trick.

    Ralph
     
  7. james

    james New Member

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    I also use tooth paste after i was my hands with soap i dont think anything works better.
     
  8. explayer

    explayer New Member

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    I use Fast Orange
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    BOC member Jimmy Thompson gave me a couple small water bottles filled with a cherry smelling liquid soap that works great. Think it was home made but not sure, down to my last bottle. Maybe he can chime in here.
     
  10. greg

    greg USCA - STAFF Staff Member Supporting Member

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    anything that has a citrus base to it should work.
     
  11. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I use that gritty orange soap followed with ketchup and then Dawn liquid dish washing detergent. I had always heard that if you get sprayed by a skunk you could get the smell off with ketchup. I ain't never been sprayed by one but it helps to get the fishy smell off. Sometimes if it ain't too bad I just use ketchup and regular soap.

    ST
     
  12. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I do use a vegetable brush when I clean my hands and clean under my nails carefully. Perhaps that accounts for the success.
     
  13. mperry

    mperry New Member

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    I wash my hands with liquid soap first then wash them again in pine sol. Seems to take the smell away pretty good.
     
  14. SFG

    SFG New Member

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    Toothpaste works best for me.

    SFG
     
  15. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I'm With Greg, Anything That Has A Citrus Base Should Work Well. Since I'm A Mechanic, I Use Hand Cleaners Alot.

    I have Been Using Some Stuff That I get From THe Snap-On Man, I like It Because You Use It WITH Water. He Just Told Me Today That They Are Coming Out With Some That Is Also Anti-Bacterial Which Would Be Even Better.

    HTH, Elliot
     
  16. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    fast orange here too. i also take half a lemon and rub in my hands, then wash again.
     
  17. samh

    samh New Member

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    toothpaste is the best I've found.
     
  18. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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  19. Kentucky Boy

    Kentucky Boy New Member

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    I use simple green or M30 hand cleaner, both work really well, but like everyone else has said, anything ith citrus base is good.
     
  20. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    I use the orange when I am out on the water. When I get home I have found rubbing my hands under running water on a big stainless steel spoon(they actually sell metal bars now shaped like soap but I haven't tried them). If all that doesn't work there is always lemon juice which works but if you have cuts it burns worse than rubbing alcohol.