View Full Version : Removing fish smell

02-25-2010, 10:16 AM
Whats the best soap or anything to remove fish smell from hands.

02-25-2010, 10:25 AM
Use toothpaste, like Colgate. Lather up real good twice with it, then wash it off with dishwashing liquid like Dawn. May want to cover hands with lemon juice as well after the toothpaste. Kind of extreme, but it will take away the majority of the smell.

02-25-2010, 10:33 AM
scrub your hands with salt and water

cricket george
02-25-2010, 10:38 AM
I agree with Countrytime. Coast deoderant soap works fine too. Irish Spring should also. I use coast.

02-25-2010, 10:42 AM
Toothpaste works ok,Lime or lemon juice(Soap after) is what works best in my opinion....

02-25-2010, 11:15 AM

Then wash with Dawn....

02-25-2010, 11:16 AM
Menthol shaving cream. Works great.

02-25-2010, 11:29 AM
if you have a stainless steel sink, just use regular hand soap and after scrubbing rub your hands on the sides of the stainless steel sink for about 10-15 seconds....removes the smell.

same concept as the wonder bar.

Crappie Buster
02-25-2010, 11:39 AM
coffee grounds will work too!

02-25-2010, 11:45 AM
I use the wonder bar.

02-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Does the Wonder Bar really work?:confused: If so, how? It would sure beat my mixture of salt and lake water!

02-25-2010, 12:43 PM
I think it's better to just go and get some more.Get some fresh stuff,it brings the fish around,lol.

02-25-2010, 01:23 PM
.....and you want to remove this.....why? :D

02-25-2010, 01:38 PM
If you don't have the wonder bar, Rub your hands on a big stainless spoon.

02-25-2010, 02:06 PM
vinnegar, baking soda are two that haven't been mentioned

02-25-2010, 07:50 PM
a handful of sugar works for me.

02-25-2010, 08:44 PM
go get the stuff that you spray on yourself when deer hunting, the stuff i use is primos scent eliminator its made with colloidal silver . it takes the smell off your hands instantly, really great stuff,

Jerry Blake
02-25-2010, 10:01 PM
Man, y'all are working way too hard getting fish smell off your hands.

This stuff - No-Scent Soap (http://www.lindyfishingtackle.com/productdetail.aspx?id=noscentsoap) - works great and it only takes a few drops. It also removes "Human Smells" from your hands that might be objectionable to fish! Plus, it conditions your hands! Yea, OK, I'm on Lindy's Pro Staff but the stuff really does work.

02-25-2010, 10:07 PM
wonder bar for me,buy it once and your done,one time cost.put it in tackel bag,wont spill won't go bad.

02-25-2010, 10:32 PM
I always wear latex gloves while cleaning fish and also when I am dipping them in batter to fry them.

02-25-2010, 10:39 PM
Just rub your hands under water while holding a ordinary stainless kitchen spoon. Works with onion smell too......

02-25-2010, 10:53 PM
my uncle left fish in his rv fridge for a couple of months. it was sickening. i tried everything. i finally found odoban in the pet department at walmart. it leaves a strong smell but it will get the smell out of just about anything. after the fish smell was gone i cleaned the fridge several times with baking soda and dawn. then bought a large elcheapo brand of coffee. i opened it and put several paper plates of it inside. i would change them out every couple of days. it took a few days but finally the smell was gone. i hope this helps.

Micropterus salmoides
02-25-2010, 10:55 PM
Jack Daniels, then just scrub your hands with GoJo orange hand cleaner.

02-26-2010, 04:17 PM
Ivory soap or fast orange hand cleaner.

02-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Jack Daniels, then just scrub your hands with GoJo orange hand cleaner.

Drink the Jack Daniels and you won't mind the fish smell....

ausable riverboat
02-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Like micropterus salmoides said hand cleaner works great. But he got it backwards first the hand cleaner than the jack.

Jig Man
02-26-2010, 07:34 PM
I always use regular hair shampoo. Shampoo is made to wash the extra oil out of your hair and fish oil is what makes your hands smell. Just a small dab and lather your hands up good and rinse off. I usually use Pert shampoo and always have a bottle handy - it Gives your hands a nice clean fragrance. No different than washing your hair.

02-26-2010, 07:49 PM
Dawn Direct Foam

PawPaw "gene"
02-26-2010, 09:55 PM
I'm telling you guys, use the stainless steel trick. Weather it's the wonder bar, stainless spoon or the good old kitchen sink. Guaranteed.

02-27-2010, 02:57 AM
You can all quit lookin for a solution to this problem because here it is. Straight liquid laundry detergent. No water. Just dab some on your hands, work it in like normal hand washing, then rinse it off. Wallah, no more fish smell.

Mean Green 2
02-27-2010, 06:10 AM
Some days fish smell is easy to come by other days it is hard to get.WHY would I want to wash it off???? LOL

02-27-2010, 06:38 AM
Some days fish smell is easy to come by other days it is hard to get.WHY would I want to wash it off???? LOL

One word - Women. Well, most of them anyways. If you happen to have a really good one she won't mind the smell.

02-27-2010, 09:24 AM
Maybe you should have ask, What won't get fish smell off your hands.

beagle man
02-27-2010, 10:22 AM
wonder bar. or just plain ole hard work in the field.

02-27-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm telling you guys, use the stainless steel trick. Weather it's the wonder bar, stainless spoon or the good old kitchen sink. Guaranteed.

i know. i was at a guys house, cleaning fish right after catching them....he was using dish detergent, then some Goop, then some other crap....he scrubbed for like 15 minutes....i just rubbed my hands on the side of his SS sink and told him i bet my hands smell better than yours....he was like *** i've been doing this for years.

02-27-2010, 07:50 PM
i have a stainless bar, not the wonder bar but some kitchen brand...works great, on about all smells on your hands.


02-27-2010, 07:56 PM
Rub a little gas on your hands and ther will be no fish smell. works every time.

03-01-2010, 11:43 AM
Here I go again. Might want to try these. These are hearsay remedies. I have not personally tried them yet. Our former pastor gave me a big thick bar of white soap called Craz E soap. He said it does the job for him. He also recommended Lava soap because of the pumice in it to deep clean the skin because of it's abrasiveness, might want to add GO JO hand cleaner with pumice to the mix as well. Pumice is volcanic rock, thus the name LAVA. Just thought of something that will work. Pour some of that clear medicinal alcohol over your hands and rub it in good. It will cut that slime that went into the skin pores. Its cheap. Bet cha that will get it.

03-01-2010, 10:35 PM
toothpaste you all ready have it and it works you...