Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • 0

Getting Rid Of Fish Smell On Hands


protrapper

Question

If your like me and can't stand fish smell on your hands after fishing or filleting. Use that odor removing hunting soap that hunters uses. It gets rid of the smell pretty good. Then your wife or girlfriend wont complain about the smell. Any of them odor removing soaps should work. Just happened to try it with some that I had left over from bowhunting.


Good Fishin,

Trapper

Link to comment
Share on other sites

28 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Why do you want to get rid of the smell? If there was a fish/outdoors cologne, i would be the first to buy it. and dont get any ideas i got a patent for it already smile.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

If you have a stainless Steel kitchen sink, rub your hands on the surface after cleaning up. The Stainless Steel helps to neutralize the fishy smell.

If you can get an ODOR OFF stainless steel bar, they are great!
odor_off_package.jpg

------------------
Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

Backwater Guiding
"ED on the RED"
[email protected]
><,sUMo,>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Bleach is the only way to go. Not only completely removes all odor from your hands it also sterilizes your knife, cutting board, etc. plus its dirt cheap.
Polar Bear

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Wear rubber gloves when cleaning your fish.
Its all I do and it works great. No more messy, bloody, fish scaley hand! And on the inside your hand is just as clean as when u put it in. grin.gif
But do use the powered gloves, as they are better.

------------------
AKA PikeEye 300

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Isn't "fish smell" the sweet smell of success? lol I have good luck with my hunters scent away soap.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Try some no sent soap or soap used to cover your sent while hunting.
My brother who is a Ford Mechanic uses it to cover the smell of gas and tranny fluid.

Benny

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

wash your hands with tooth paste.works great!

------------------
Try Too Fish
Forced Too Work!!:)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Eddy: Does that "Odour Off" gadget really work???? I had one given to me for X-Mas last year and just couldn't force myself to try it. They bought it for me because they heard me talking about the scent on your hands causing the kitties to be gun shy. As U are aware I am very conscious of scent on my hands when baiting up for kitties.

To get rid of the odour after a day on the Red from cat fishing I use that mechanic stuff called "Gojo" Orange, and found it works the best.

I don't know if I can use that stainless steel thing, CONVINCE ME.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

TTF isn't it recomended by 9 out of 10 fisherman!I also use it to clean out my live wells and bait wells in the boat

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Canuck I was not an easy sell on the whole Stainless Steel bar deal. I fought it for some time until I just had to admit there was something to it.

Big Bud Shanon is a firm believer, so I kept trying the SS sink trick, mostly just to shut him up. But it works, I'll have to admit it.

What really sold me was this. I spoke with some guys (Clients) from New York City who are from a 3rd generation fish market family. "Fish Mongers" they call themselves out East I guess? They all use them SS bars at the markets and swear they are the best there is for removing the fish scent. There guys play in fish guts just as much, if not more then, we do as catfish guides. So I had to take it a bit more seriously then.

They use a two step approach though. First the SS bar, then a lemon slice rubbed in the hands or a lemon/water wash. No soap, they say the soap just seals the smell in the skin. They swear between the two your scent free. I tried the 2 step deal and would have to agree it cuts it down in a big way.

I do like that citrus base Go-Joe too, that is handy, easy to carry, and it does help.

I smelled a Snipe Hunt on the whole SS Bar deal for some time, now I do think it does have merit.

------------------
Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

Backwater Guiding
"ED on the RED"
[email protected]
><,sUMo,>

[This message has been edited by Ed Carlson (edited 12-24-2003).]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I used to use soap and the spice ginger. However, my wife doesn't like the smell of ginger, so now I use a combo of hand soap and toothpaste- works great!
Ed, I wanted to give one of those metal gizmos, but I've never seen them in a store.
Scoot

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

The worst is northern pike after they have been sitting on the ice. Just makes their slime impossible, but I love to eat them so it sucks. I don't like wearing gloves because I can't grip or feel as well. Just wash with soap and then use lemon juice(from a lemon or from the kind out of those little lemon shaped plastic containers at the produce section). It works well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Pickle juice.
When I'm catfishing I like to take a small jar of pickles along in the cooler and pour off a little of the brine onto my hands, rub 'em, then rinse. Works for getting foreign scents off prior to handling bait, and get bait scent off prior to handling lunch.

The pickles come in handy, too. Yummmmm.

Rob

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Mrclean and Fishing addict
AND it keeps your nails glossy white grin.gifgrin.gif
I have actually never heard of this,I stumbled on it one day when my hands had a nasty smell and i could not find the soap but the toothpaste was there so i used it!
It works great for polishing metal too,It works good on lures!tho i don't think i would use on fine silver! I like the live well tip also!

------------------
Try Too Fish
Forced Too Work!!:)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I wash my hands with baking soda. Wet your hands and pour on your hands and rub. Seems to work for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I've used Basic H before with very good results for anything from fish to gas to gear lube. No I'm not a Shaklee salesman, but used to live next to people who were and used Basic H a lot. It's also odorless (or at least used to be) so I'd use it to shower during deer season.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

You mean wiping you wet slimy hands off on your pants ain't good enough. smile.gif

After filleting fish I do my clean up with soapy bleach water and it seems to take care of my fishy hands too.
An application of Vaseline on your hands before any smelly job will greatly reduce the smells and fluids from penetrating you skins pours.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

8 parts water one part Pine Sol, it's great and makes you smell North Woodsy. Store it in a plastic bottle, usually you won't be able to find it then you just wipe em on your pants like said before.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I end up cleaning more than enough fish during a guide season. The easiest and cheapest is just plain old tooth-paste and I use some lava soap added in if it's to slimy ( northerns).

------------------
Wayne
Agape Fishing Guides
www.agapefishingguides.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

First wash hands with anti-bacterial soap and a scrub brush, scrub like your getting ready for surgery. Second rub lemon juice or orangs, any citrus, the acid in the citrus strips the stench away and leaves your skin smelling fresh.

------------------
Have a good one!
CWMN

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I use about a tablespoon of salt and liquid dish soap. The salt seems to absorb the small as well as act as a scrubbing agent! Not good if ya got any cuts tho!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Ya mean there not supposed to smell like fish? Ruh roh... Actually if I dont come home smelling like walleyes the wife becomes suspicious. So I make sure I'm stinkin it up! lol Toss me another leech and have one fer yerself!lolol Good fishin! Paul

------------------
Paul Rohweller
Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387 home
701-261-9525 cell
[email protected]
N.P.A.A. 425
Quality Bait and Tackle, Detroit Lakes Mn
www.scenictackle.com
North Country Outdoors Radio 99.3 fm
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I have used Tincture of Green Soap for years to remove sent and smell from my hands. This is a alcohol based soap that does an excellant job of removing amino acids and smells from my hands.
Most drug stores handle Green Soap.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I keep a bottle of real lemon juice next to the sink in my garage and use it to rinse my hands after washing. No more fish stink

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Colin45
      Now many businessmen open their companies in the USA, as this makes it easy to apply for an American accelerator and communicate with any investor. The specialists of https://www.fintecharbor.com/company-registration-in-the-usa/ will help you register a company in America and you will be able to feel comfortable in your business.
    • Conan Bail
      It is strange that the developers did not think of such a nuance. In any case, you need to place an ad on the labor exchange, where you will find employees for the company and they will work with you, only you will need to conduct a preliminary interview
    • Conan Bail
      Creating an application for such a hotel would be the best option. Place your ad on the job exchange on the Internet, I know a few of these, then you can find developers for yourself and the work will go much easier
    • Conan Bail
      You won’t have to search for a long time, rather you will need to choose from the options offered. Look on the Internet for all the available options, such developers usually have their own sites that have all the information you need
    • FrankOcean
      I am sure that if you search in the google search engine you will find a company that is dedicated to that, but to be honest I have not much idea, I never planted the idea of something like that, from my ignorance it is very complicated, but maybe someone who have more notion of it can guide you and can even recommend a company with a good reputation that is dedicated exclusively to it, good luck with all that
    • Kettle
      Haven't really targeted geese, think we've got 3 Ross geese a blue goose and one Canada goose. We focus more on ducks, especially when we can get them in the field. Greater and lesser Canada geese around but they are spread out tons of feeds but no large feeds
    • CigarGuy
      Finally got the choirs done. Roofed a shed and built a woodshed. Most done by myself. Now's time to go fishing before the deer season.  Found some crappies tonight, caught 11, missed at least that many. West end. Skunked again, how'd you do, saw you heading out?
    • smurfy
      🤭I thought they were jennio turkeys!🤣 Guess I didn't look close enough!
    • Wanderer
      The three on top of the pile are geese. Smurfy. 😉   +1 on the decent shooting!  Thanks for the pics.  This was one post that got me to log back in to spam central.   Going dark again….
    • smurfy
      🤔 no geese??? Looks like you have some decent shooting!!👍
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.