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post #1 of 11
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I read on a few threads that people spray wd40 on bait before they put it out. For some reason I can't see how that can be good for the environment but I don't have any in the house so I haven't had a chance to read the chemical make up of it. Any thoughts on this guys?
post #2 of 11
Google WD-40 and see that the manufacturer does not give out info on their "secret formula", but it has been analyzed by others. Take a look.
I used to hear rumors that it contained some Menhaden oil...don't think that is correct. And the manufacturer does not recommned it for fishing use.

Not something I'd use on fishing lures/bait or in any way directly introducing to the waters I fish in. Some say it covers up the human scent on fishing lures....may be...but lots of noxiuos and/or poisonous chemicals will cover up your scent...not saying WD-40 is poison..but just because it may cover your scent does not mean it will attract fish.

It's good stuff for some purposes...but not on my bait/lures....

...And others will probably swear it's the best fishing invention since the first hook was crafted.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by rancidpmunk View Post
I read on a few threads that people spray wd40 on bait before they put it out. For some reason I can't see how that can be good for the environment but I don't have any in the house so I haven't had a chance to read the chemical make up of it. Any thoughts on this guys?

This thread keeps popping up every now and then .
If you put it in "some" folks minds that it "may" help you get a bite "some" will try it so what I am saying is why ask this on a site with thousands of members .... My advice is do your research with topics such as this and keep it out of the lime life cause it cant do any good , oh except maybe get your answer the "easy" way .
I hate seeing this topic !
post #4 of 11
Don't know why you would put it on dead or live bait. I have heard that some fishermen use it on artificial baits. Probably only masks the human scent is all.



Me? I'll stick to Smelly Jelly for artificials
post #5 of 11
Old timers at hatteras use it drum fishing and swear that it is effective.
post #6 of 11
I have fished on the point at CHSP in gthe fall and would see guys use a mullet rig and put the tube from WD40 n the mullets mouth and catch many fish. I have it in the truck but forget to try it.
Rick
post #7 of 11
I use it on my guides,,works well both ways at times.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by rancidpmunk View Post
I read on a few threads that people spray wd40 on bait before they put it out. For some reason I can't see how that can be good for the environment but I don't have any in the house so I haven't had a chance to read the chemical make up of it. Any thoughts on this guys?


There are a lot of guys out in western MD that spray wd 40 on chickenliver for catfish go figure.
post #9 of 11
I have tried WD40 on lures and bait over the years...made no difference...

One thing for sure is don't spary WD40 on your fishing line...I called the company direct some years ago and asked them what they thought about using it on fishing line...they recommended that it not be used on line because they thought it would potentially beakdown the structural integrity of the nylon and other similar synthetics in the line itself...

And no, WD40 was never made from bunker oil or had any bunker oil derivitives...

Poppy
post #10 of 11
wd 40 will actaul cause metal to rust.....use pam safer
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Rumble Fish aka Poppy View Post
I have tried WD40 on lures and bait over the years...made no difference...

And no, WD40 was never made from bunker oil or had any bunker oil derivitives...

Poppy


Hum...That non-volatile, viscous oil which remains on the surface, providing lubrication and protection from moisture which diluted with a volatile hydrocarbon to give a low viscosity fluid which can be sprayed and thus penetrate crevices. The volatile hydrocarbon then evaporates, leaving the oil behind. According to Manufacture Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) it's:
50%: Stoddard solvent (i.e., mineral spirits somewhat similar to kerosene), 25%: Liquefied petroleum gas (presumably as a propellant),15+%: Mineral oil (light lubricating oil), 10-%: Inert ingredients. Don't see no fish oil listed in that ingredient. And, no, I'm not a rocket scientist but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn last night......
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