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WD40 on bait?

Postby Tiny Fin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:49 pm

Hi all,

I have seen some reports in various places of anglers using WD40 on their bait, apparently to cover up the human smell.

I am curious to know if this is common in Ireland (specifically East coast) and if it makes any noticeable difference?
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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby corbyeire » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:41 pm

Please dont use this, you are polluting the water/environment with petroleum based chemicals

fresh bait the best attractant

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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby mackfish » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:07 pm

Its a myth as far as im concerned. Dont bother
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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby Inishowenrocker » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:14 pm

Wd40 is used as a lub but its a water displace and degreaser. Think it has something to do with breaking down bait oils and mixing with wd itself helping sent trail. Myth is its made with fish oil. False, another it weakens mono false. Was artical years ago that females pheramones n whatever can attract fish so get the missus to rub yer line lol. Ide stick with quality fresh or frozen bait. Even them fish oils I don't use only in a ground bait chum mix
Keep her tight n bent over. :lol:

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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby MartinC » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:10 pm

I worked on a charter boat for a few years,, had the same party of german anglers every year and they swore by it,, i never saw it doing much good to be honest..was just a placebo.. they did however have some stuff in a soap like pump bottle that was a specific fish attractant.. didnt seem to be anygood either.. as the lads above say..., good natural bait is the best..
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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby mickser » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:58 pm

This is rubbish at attracting fish try and cod liver or krill oil I use them as baits as well deadly ?
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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:13 pm

Soak bait in sardine oil, freeze and lob bait in the water while frozen
This ensures that the oil actually reaches the seabed and provides a slow release.

But personally I rather save €12 on the oil and buy more bait.
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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby Phortlairge » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:22 am

Absolutely ridiculous assumption to make, doesn't help your fishing and will poison the sea even more!

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Re: WD40 on bait?

Postby keymcg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:25 am

Phortlairge wrote:Absolutely ridiculous assumption to make, doesn't help your fishing and will poison the sea even more!
The lad was only asking a question. If you dont ask how will you learn anything

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