need input on livers and wd-40

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by boedict, May 13, 2009.

  1. boedict

    boedict New Member

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    Ive been hearing about guys soaking chicken in wd40:eek:oooh: yea wd40 oil and catchn alot of catfish. Has anybody done this? :crazy:
     
  2. rclydem

    rclydem New Member

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    We use chicken and WD sometimes as a backup plan. We've never caught any big fish on it (usually 20# and under), but sometimes, when they ain't bitin anything else, you can pick up a few with it.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    WD 40 on bait is a very controversial subject. Even though it may work it is also believed to pollute our waters. We need to keep our waters as clean as possible for future fisheries. Just my opinion.
     
  4. Blake Wright

    Blake Wright New Member

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    Guess we better quit running out 2 cycle outboards.:confused2:
    I've used it it works OK.
     
  5. Jighead07

    Jighead07 New Member

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    The main ingredient in WD 40 is menhaden oil. Don't think fish oil will hurt the water too much, especially if maybe 1 percent of the fishermen I have ever met use it.
     
  6. Catfish KID

    Catfish KID New Member

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    i do environmental work and can guarentee it is illegal, just chech with the epa. please dont use this, just my 2 cent
     
  7. The Penn Slammer

    The Penn Slammer New Member

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    Smooth Orange Go-Jo hand cleaner will work better than WD 40 if you dip your bait in it. Its just hard to find smooth orange anymore.
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    The only help I can give you is the livers tast good if cooked correct and the WD-40 will get the water out of your reel, other that that I am a Skip or shad user!
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats a myth, no fish oils in it. Get caught using it and it'll be a big fine for sure!

     
  10. jk888

    jk888 Member

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  11. The Penn Slammer

    The Penn Slammer New Member

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  12. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    I personally would'nt think of putting anything on a fresh liver other than something to help keep it from flying off the hook.
     
  13. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    Ive seen guys do it and ive seen it work but never seen a fish bigger than 5lbs caught using wd....so why would i wanna do that lol....good luck tho hope it helps ya....
     
  14. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I soak my ostrich livers in Dura-lube.... it's awesome, don't tell no one.....:wink:
     
  15. boedict

    boedict New Member

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    Thanks to all of you for the info.I think Ill jusy stick to my thread fin and gizard shad. Got the boat ready going to head to the river tommarow after work and try to put some heavy weights in the boat.Ill post how things went.:tounge_out:
     
  16. Jighead07

    Jighead07 New Member

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    I stand corrected as I posted what I was told without researching.But I'll never get caught , because I don't use it. The 1 or 2 people I knew to claim to use it, always used it on plastic worms for bass fishing.Does this mean I can't use Reel Magic either, can someone find the ingredient list on that one:confused2:
     
  17. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    I dont use it anymore and I dont care what is in it but I can guarentee that if you get a peice of washed out bait and dose it with WD-40 it is hard bait to beat and have caught flatheads and blues with it.