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Offline NHHARDWATER

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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #210 on: Jan 29, 2015, 02:01 PM »
Woah up fellas before the fur starts fyling. I do not use WD, nor do i reccomend it. Im just sayin he used to do it. He is long past away, so the loons are a little less greasy now lol.
He was an old vt woodchuck and i dont agree with some his methods, but someone said wd might detur fish from the hole.
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #211 on: Jan 29, 2015, 02:09 PM »
Just had to nip that in the bud!
Guys, DONT use WD-40 on your lures... Just cuz an old timer did it and it worked, doesn't make it right.
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #212 on: Jan 29, 2015, 02:31 PM »
Because PB Blaster works so much better
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #213 on: Jan 29, 2015, 02:47 PM »
C'MON, PLAY NICE IN THE SANDBOX... :nono:
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #214 on: Jan 29, 2015, 07:45 PM »
Because PB Blaster works so much better

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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #215 on: May 23, 2016, 12:08 PM »
I know it is extremely common practice to use WD-40 while Salt water fishing up in Alaska. Have never seen it used in freshwater though....
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #216 on: Dec 08, 2016, 08:35 PM »
Just seen this in a catalog. Should work pretty good and it only runs in the water. Not sure how it works in the cold. http://www.rapala.com/rapala/rapala.com-gifts/under-25/floating-aerator/RFLAERTR.html?cgid=rapala-gifts-under25

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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #217 on: Dec 10, 2016, 04:54 PM »
That stuff is food grade. So safe for the env....

no its not, it can have a biochemical oxygen demand of 100,000 mg/l.
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #218 on: Jan 22, 2017, 10:47 AM »
I;m surprised with a number of good ideas that have been posted from way back, there are still some guys wanting to put chemicals of some type in the water. "Food grade" doesn't mean safe for the environment. Look back,..there are some good alternatives. I've done the self starting charcoal things myself in a small sand weighted  tethered can,..which has worked very well for me )  BTW I use a PIECE of those fireplace logs in the can's bottom to help ignite the charcoal,... Also have used a plumbers candle in a sand weighted jar,..both work pretty good if you do them correctly (holes in top,..some aluminum foil on underside of lid to reflect radiant heat downward,..a small tube from the lid to the bottom of the glass (sucks fresh air to keep flame on,..)
Again it works for me,..there may be better ones for your situation. I also have invested in frabils that cover the whole hole,..hasn't frozen over yet but I haven't been out in deep cold,..(high teens but breezy)
 

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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #219 on: Jan 25, 2017, 12:57 PM »
not good at posting pics, but google search "quiver magnet". made for duck decoys, runs on AA batteries wobbles around hole, keeps hole open and as a bonus bounces off your line to give it some action. Works like a charm even at very low temps. Maybe someone else can post the pic.
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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #220 on: Jan 25, 2017, 07:10 PM »
A skimmer has been working for me for many years ;) ;D

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Re: Keeping holes open, great idea
« Reply #221 on: Feb 23, 2019, 09:21 PM »
Black styrofoam cut into small pieces works fairly well---works even better if you heat it a bit to shrink it and reduce its insulation properties.
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