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How to Catch more Fish Using WD-40 To Attract Them

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 5

WD-40
Everyone who likes to fish is always looking for another way to increase the bite to enable them to catch more fish and hopefully larger fish as well. A little known urban legend is that WD-40 contains fish oil. If it does it would make it a terrific fish attractant. It is also cheaper than using other chemical attractants that are available on the market today. The company that makes WD-40 has safeguarded the formula since it was invented and denies that it contains fish oil. WD-40 was developed in 1953 by technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company who were searching for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. The name comes from the formulation "Water Displacement" (WD) and they were successful with the 40th formulation, thus the name WD-40. Try some the next time you go out fishing and see if the results prove the urban legend true. The most you have to lose is that your lures will be lubricated and resist rust.


Things You Will Need

WD-40, Fishing lures or live bait, Fishing rod and reel, Fishing tackle


Step 1

Fishing Tackle

Set up your fishing tackle as you would normally and decide if you are using live bait or artificial lures.


Step 2

Spray a small amount on the live bait or lures and then fish as normal. As an additional benefit spraying lures polishes and helps keep them corrosion free. You can also lubricate your fishing reel knobs and internal reel parts.


Step 3

Fishing with WD-40

Some states do not allow chemical laced baits or lures for fishing so check with your local fish and wildlife agencies prior to using any fish attractant. Also the people at bait shops should know if there are any problems with using chemical attractants in the areas that you plan to fish.


Try some WD-40 the next time you go out fishing and see if the results prove the urban legend true. The most you have to lose is that your lures will be lubricated and resist rust.


Tips & Warnings

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Comments

Jan 20, 2010 10:01am
jcmayer777
Interesting. I've never heard of using it, but it could work. Maybe I'll give this a shot next time I cannot get anything to bite.
Jan 27, 2010 2:07am
Sullysee
Another great use for WD-40, love that stuff. Thanks for the idea.
Feb 2, 2010 9:56pm
fishtiger58
I have heard that there is nothing in WD-40 that is harmful, don't know if that is true or not but if true then it would be acceptable for fishing. Great article.
Feb 25, 2010 2:14pm
Jack_Luca
That is pretty cool!
Mar 24, 2010 11:10pm
eileen
Sounds like could be the way to go if not harmful. There is so much water and not enough fish. That myproblem anyway.
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