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Mosquito Repellent Effects On Bass

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Hello,

 

I have read that DEET will repel bass down to 1ppm.  This makes sense, but is it true? 

 

How about citronella?  I have some bracelets that smell like citronella and are supposed to repel mosquitoes.

 

What do you guys use?  Since I read the bass/DEET study mid-2013, my catches have gone way up from my teen years and even earlier that year.

 

Regards,

 

Josh

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I use deet when bank fishing in an attempt to keep the ticks off and have never noticed a decrease in bass.

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I have been very concerned about using sunscreen / skeeter repellent. Especially the latter. Bullfrog brand is a combo of both, which I use. I try to wash my hands, but...

 

I even looked a mosquito net hat thing yesterday.

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Don't spray it on your lures.

Tom

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Don't spray it on your lures.

Tom

Sage advice

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Some people think sunscreen repels bass too but I think its a load of honkey.

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Don't spray it on your lures.

Tom

Yelp ;)

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Some also believe that color can scare or make a difference in not catching a bass. Shmucks.

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Don't touch your firearms or watch crystal either as far as bass? They get " high, high, high " lol..

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I use a Thermacell, just turn it on and clip it to the back of my belt and forget about it. I personally hate having bug spray on is the only reason I tried it and it works great for me.

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I have sprayed OFF insect repellent with DEET directly on Flukes to test the myth. It is a myth.

 

Same with sunscreen, used Coppertone Sport sunscreen 50 SPF-that is a myth also. Worked as good as some well known "fish attractants".

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I use a Thermacell, just turn it on and clip it to the back of my belt and forget about it. I personally hate having bug spray on is the only reason I tried it and it works great for me.

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Use Permethrin spray on your clothing. Works very well for chigger and tick repellant as it is actually an insecticide that kills them. Works well for bank fishing. I also use Ben's 100% DEET lotion (not the spray) to repel mosquitoes. I put a drop on the back of my hands and smear it around. I do the same for my neck region.

 

Tried the belt clip repellents. For me they do not work that great. Especially if there is any kind of a breeze.

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x3 on the thermocell.

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x3 on the thermocell.

I always wondered about breathing what the thermocell puts out???

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Effects on bass?

 

Well, all I can say is, any of the bass Ive ever sprayed never had 'skeeter bites on them. 

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I always wondered about breathing what the thermocell puts out???

Can't be worse than wearing 100% DEET carcinogen all over your body.

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Can't be worse than wearing 100% DEET carcinogen all over your body.

No, but it could be just as bad.

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The military grade D.E.E.T was considerably stronger than civilian grade.. 8 to 10% on average. Like I said, it will mar a weapon or crystal , phone screen etc.. Works to keep insects away... Mostly.. It's a poison

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I use BullFrog Sunscreen with Deet and never had an issue with not catching fish.  I think it is a bunch of horse hockey.

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Swap out bug spray for good ole listerine it will repel any bug especially ticks and redbugs(chiggers) and mosquitoes and bass don't seem to mind

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I have sprayed OFF insect repellent with DEET directly on Flukes to test the myth.   It is a myth.  Same with sunscreen

Used Coppertone Sport sunscreen 50 SPF - that is a myth also.  Worked as good as some well known "fish attractants".

 

:clap:

 

I've reached the same conclusion Wayne  (Few things are more powerful than urban legend)

 

Roger

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I use the Permethrin stuff, works great. I also use normal ole' Off or Cutter spray.....I don't really see any decrease in catches with it. I'm sure if you sprayed senkos or something you might see a difference, but it could be just me. Like Tom said, just don't spray it on your lures. :)

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