Does sunscreen affect fish if they smell it on the bait?

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+3 votes
answered Jul 15, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Here is an discussion I found on this topic, if you scroll down you can find that the member Wayne P or Hawg did a test where he sprayed sunscreen on his plastic worms and still had the same catch rate. I personally have never had a problem, of course I use sunscreen and sometimes it gets on my lures, but I have not noticed a difference either.

https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/79208-does-sunscreenlotion-have-adverse-effects-on-fish-biting/
commented Jul 18, 2017 by Countryside (65 points)
Thank you. This was very informative.
+3 votes
answered Jul 18, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
someone once told me that spraying WD-40 on hard plastics is a fish attraction... no idea if it is true, but this question made me think of that. As far as sunscreen keeping the fish away, i don't think it is an issue. I have gotten sunscreen on bait before by accident and didn't notice a difference.
commented Jul 24, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Seems wd-40 wouldn't be good for environment
commented Jul 24, 2017 by Countryside (65 points)
Thanks for your comment. I know they sell many things to put on your bait to attract fish so I always thought some things probably do the opposite.
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