posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:17 AM
a reply to: sirhumperdink
I don't think using WD-40 to attract fish works.
I was out fishing one day when this guy asked me if I had caught anything. I said, yes I always do well in this area. He tells me that he fishes there
often but never catches anything. He goes on to say that he uses the same kind of baits that he has seen other people use there. He watches people
catch fish with the same stuff he's using but never catches anything.
So after talking and fishing for a bit he snags a rock and breaks his line. He opens his box to tie on some new tackle and pulls out this jar. I asked
him, what do you have there? He said, I don't want my hooks to rust so I keep them in a jar full of WD-40, it works great. I laughed and said, well
there's your problem. Lol.
I explained to him that fish are extremely sensitive to smells and it's no wonder he hasn't caught anything. So I gave him some of my hooks and told
him he will probably have better luck with them. I bet you can guess what happened next. That's right, he started catching fish. He was pretty happy
and laughed at himself for not thinking the WD-40 was the problem, especially since it was the one thing he was doing that was different than everyone
Of course, that was saltwater fishing. Maybe it's different for freshwater fish. I don't think it would be but maybe it is.