Catfish Tip of the Day: Keep Mosquitos Away

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by comanchero, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. comanchero

    comanchero New Member

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    This warm weather has turned on the cats but it has also made the mosquitos ferocious. I headed into WalMart to pick up some mosquito repellant and found a new product that looked like it might work perfect in the boat. It is called the OFF PowerPad and is designed to repel mosquitos from a 15' X 15' area. It is a small candle lantern that activates a mosquito repellant pad. I tried it out last night and it worked perfectly in the boat- I was not bothered by a single mosquito. The product is designed for people to use on their patios so I figured my boat is a small patio floating on the water - makes sense - right?

    The PowerPad Lamp costs $9.50 and comes with one candle and one repellent pad. I picked up one refill for $5.50 that comes with 3 candles and 3 repellent pads. The candle and repellent pads are supposed to last 4 hours. I ran the lantern last night for 3 hours and it was still going strong when I blew it out.

    By the way, last night I got 2 small flatheads and one nice channel cat. Picked up 1 flathead and the channel on cut bait and 1 flathead on a bullhead. St Croix is about perfect right now for cat fishing - water is coming down at 677.2' and water temp was 78 degrees. Amazing how one day the flatheads just show up - I've been chasing them for over a month and none to be found.

    Here is a picture of the OFF PowerPad lantern:
     

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  2. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Going to have to check into that!
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, going to have to stock up.
     
  4. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    im sick of them misquitos botherin me. i guess im goin to have to check it out. at least a brother of ours is telling the truth unlike them companies with their blabber mouths.:tounge_out:
     
  5. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    DON'T KNOW HOW THEY WORK BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD THEY IF YOU PUT BOUNCE FABRIC SOFTNERS IN YOUR POCKET THAT IT WILL HELP KEEP TOSE PESKY SKITTERS AWAY. HAVE TO TRY IT SOMETIME TO SEE. MIGHT WORK THEY STINK BAD ENOUGH. HAS ANYONE TRIED THEM? IF SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?:roll_eyes:
     
  6. Majesticman

    Majesticman New Member

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    What about the themacell. Anyone use it?
     
  7. turtle1173

    turtle1173 New Member

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    I've heard people talk real positively about the Thermacell device for keeping mosquitos away in a 15'x15' area. I was looking at some of this stuff the other day and realized that the Active ingredient is the same for Thermacell as it is for the OFF PowerPad. So, considering the positive comments about thermacell, it would make sense that the PowerPad would go good also.

    The PowerPad is definitely cheaper too!
     
  8. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    I use a thermacell, adn love it as long as the wind does not blow.
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    The powepad seems to be a little cheaper as well, that is always a bonus. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  10. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I'll have to give that a try, allthough the thermocell works very well unless you drop it in the water.
     
  11. beeheck

    beeheck New Member

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    I like the idea of the powerpad and the light from the candle might be an added bonus for those of us that can't see in the dark worth a hoot. Get it? Hoot like an owl.... see in the dark.... never mind... I'll have to get some of those, my bad.
     
  12. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    I'm heading to Keystone 4 gathering tomarrow I'll pick one up and take some dryer sheets along aswell.
     
  13. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Keep the skeeters away and 1 candlepower of light. Make good sense.
     
  14. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    I got a Thermacell last year and I won't go catfishing without it anymore. It really works! Not only does it keep them from biting, it keeps them out of the boat. No more buzzing in my ears in the middle of the night!

    I think the pad that goes in the lantern is the same as in the thermacell. Sounds like a great idea.
     
  15. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    :confused2: YOU ALL TALK ABOUT THIS THERMACELL JUST WHAT IS IT AND WHERE DO YOU GET THEM. NEVER HEARD OF THEM.
     
  16. bottom_rig

    bottom_rig New Member

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    we used those things last summer with great affect. i totally forgot about em till i read this thread. weve resorted back to skeeter coils for the time bing. more compact and you can place em all down the bank.
     
  17. turtle1173

    turtle1173 New Member

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    Look in the camping section (next to the fishing dept) at Wal-mart. They are around where all the bug sprays are. They used to not carry them there but they started having them in my area last summer.
     
  18. BhamRoadrunner

    BhamRoadrunner New Member

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    I use off sportsman 100% deet, never have a single bite on me.

    Where i work in the evenings though, ton's of people use the Termacells to keep the 'skeeters away.
     
  19. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    that sound great I'll have to try it but the mosquitos aren't real bad here YET!
     
  20. zmoon

    zmoon New Member

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    get a pack of swisher sweet cigars ( any flavor) they help out considerably