In a small spray bottle, mix 1 tablespoon of biodegradable, NON-scented liquid soap with 1/4 cup water. Then I take 10 J-cloths and cut them into pieces about the size of a facial tissue. Spray each piece thoroughly with the soap/water solution and hang them to dry. Once they are COMPLETELY dry, fold them and seal them in a waterproof Ziploc bag to take along in your tackle box to the lake.
When you want clean hands, take one cloth out with dry hands. Wet it, work it into a lather, then dispose. No mess, no fuss no polluting the lake, and no smell of detergent or scented soap to deter the fish from taking your bait. These are even handy to leave in a weighted waterproof container at your cottage on your dock for quick clean-ups for the kids and grownups. No more unnecessary trips up to the cabin and tracking in sandy feet to wash in the sink at lunchtime.
Good luck fishing! Happy camping!
By Ann from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
I love to fish but I have to fish from the bank because I cannot afford a boat. I use worms and minnows. I am looking for tips for catching fish from the bank.
By chuckwms from Lexington, NC
I agree with the last post. I have been a bream fisher for over 20 years cause I did not have the patience to sit and wait for a big cat. Once I got the right bait, line, rod and reel, I am hooked. There is no rush like you will get from pulling in a big cat and you don't have to wait a long time in between to get a bite. Just have the right bait. Trust me, chicken livers are best. The do smell and love blood. My knees are knocking every time I get a big one now. I live north of Greensboro, NC next to you and fish Blues Creek Lake. Please feel free to email me if you need any additional help. Hope this helps. Sherry