Slimy Bait towels....

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Salmonid, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

    Messages:
    1,833
    State:
    SW Ohio
    Just curious if anyone had any reccomendations on Bait Towels, right now I use various old house towels and stuff like Golf towells but the probelm with them is that after 1 trip of using skippies, you just cant get the funk out by washing them/rinsing them in the river. Shad, I can use several times by doing a good job of rinsing it before i leave the river but the skippies stink so bad and slime up the towels so bad that if you try to rinse them, they still have the slime on them and will stink up the boat pretty bad in my garage so I wondered if anyone had any better luck with say a synthetic towel or the Sham-Wow or anything like that. I am strictly looking for something skippy-proof!!! I guess I am interesed in hearing what you guys all use out there on your boats??

    Salmonid
     
  2. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,466
    State:
    California
    well good luck my friend .....we do not have skippies here..... just shad and similar baits..... But we do have mackerel.... and they are almost as as slimy as barracuda.......I soak my rags in a bucket of water, and then later they are recycled into grease rags....
     

  3. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

    Messages:
    1,573
    State:
    Ohio
    I just buy the packs of "shop towels" from autostores or wal-mart and toss them when they are nasty. You could probably bleach them to re-use. For me with the amount of nasty crap you get on those towels I count them as a cost of doing business.
     
  4. catcrazed

    catcrazed New Member

    Messages:
    575
    State:
    ohio
    I have bought fresh mackerel before at Jungle Jims in Cinci. Nobody prolly believes me but those fish smell a lot worse than skipjack or shad. Hands down, they are the nastiest smellin fish Ive ever smelled. By the way, we caught some blues on it before. Ill be honest I was told by some paylake guys they worked great so I tried it. The other thing thats nice about it is they arent scaley so no scaling necessary.
     
  5. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,525
    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    What's wrong with running them through the washing machine????

    We do it and have not noticed any foul effects on subsequent loads of laundry. Trust me.....my wife wouldn't do it if it stunk up the washing machine or the dryer. She's funny about that stuff.

    Just make sure to wash them before they ROT and get really foul.
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,464
    State:
    IN
    Name:
    Winston
    I too buy the bales of small white towels (about as big as a shop rag) at the hardware store. Must have about a hundred. I chuck the dirty ones in an old landing net hung in the barn and when it's full take em to the laundomat and wash them with bleach and rinse with baking soda.
    Always have to throw a few away from each wash load but just replenish the boat from the clean pile for each trip...W
     
  7. Catfish_Rob

    Catfish_Rob New Member

    Messages:
    727
    State:
    Cincinnati, OHIO
    Ah just use your hands and wipe them on your pants like I do.
     
  8. head hunter

    head hunter New Member

    Messages:
    180
    State:
    ohio

    I hear ya.. I chum up about 10 pair a year.
     
  9. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

    Messages:
    8,107
    State:
    Batchtown IL.
    i am with Skip on this one i do the same thing put them in the washing machine
     
  10. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

    Messages:
    3,104
    State:
    Council Bluffs
    I just use my bare hands and wash them off in the water real good then have an old t-shirt with me that i dry my hands with and works fine:big_smile:
     
  11. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,187
    State:
    minnesota
    I either use rags I get at a paint store, an old T-shirt, or some rags about 15 in square that I got long ago at Price Club. They are cheap towels but come in a bale about 4-5 in thick. They are cheap, and work, can be thrown away or washed.
     
  12. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

    Messages:
    858
    State:
    Zanesville, Ohio
    Just don't get any Like Skip (S_man) He carries a pink one with him. Says; It's so no one else will use it. lol... Sorry Bro; Just had to put that one out there...
     
  13. fishmonster13

    fishmonster13 Member

    Messages:
    700
    State:
    cincinnati,ohio
    i use an old hand towel and also use the disposable shope paper towels as well. i think a pack of those is about $15 for a can of like 200 or something like that , they're pretty absorbent and i can use em to repeatedly wipe the windshield off.
     
  14. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

    Messages:
    1,056
    State:
    T. Bowl
    I wear rubber cloves when handling and cutting my baits, but there are times when i don't, I usually rinse my hands in water before i dry them off. But as far as rags go I simply throw them away when they get nasty
     
  15. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

    Messages:
    6,894
    State:
    Ohio
    You all need to go fishing with me. There ain't no towels, maybe a roll of crap paper for an emergency! Any that slop you get on your baby skin needs to be rubbed on the pant leg and done with! I suppose you all wear gloves to land your fish too?:roll_eyes::smile2::wink: And you call yourself fishermen! Shame on you! :smile2: Hell, I even throw the fishing clothes in with the ole ladies just to get a normal azz chewin! :big_smile: rollo
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  16. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

    Messages:
    1,192
    State:
    Ky
    I ust get the rolls of blue shop towels in the auto department at Wal-Mart, Meijer, Auto Zone, whatever. They are thicker and tougher than regular paper towels, and cheap enough that I don't worry about wasting money throwing them away with the rest of my garbage. The texture of the towel and it's material do a much better job of wiping off greasy, slimy, slippery stuff than "Bounty" or "Charmin".

    HAH, rollo, I don' need no crap paper...read the last line above. :smile2:
     
  17. mr.seaark77

    mr.seaark77 New Member

    Messages:
    1,512
    State:
    ohio
    i know when i get home from fishing with skipjack my wife tells me dont touch nothing go straight to the shower you stink lol .
     
  18. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

    Messages:
    6,894
    State:
    Ohio
    Man, I couldn't tell ya what brand my wife buys, but sounds to me that if you use that on the boat, you probably have a box of sandpaper at home!:eek:oooh::wink: rollo
     
  19. Doctor

    Doctor Member

    Messages:
    378
    State:
    Springfield, Ohio
    I use those Blue Micro Fleece towels from Sam's club, they are great, I vacuum pack about three to a bag, and because they are vacuumed they will store flat in the boat taking up very little space, I just open a bag and three are ready for a weekend of fishing at the end of the day I rinse them out with water let them air dry and can use them on the next trip then toss them away. Use them to clean up everything on the boat...............Doc
     
  20. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

    Messages:
    6,252
    State:
    Verde Valley AZ
    If I need a new towel for fishin,,, I just go into the Guest bathroom at home, and take those,, heck, they're brand new,, and work GREAT!!!:wink:

    And,, there's always new ones there when I need one or two!!!!:smile2: