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How to Get the Fish Smell Out of Clothes

Do your clothes smell like fish because you've been cooking or fishing? Learn how to get rid of the fishy smell on your clothes and fabrics quickly and easily.

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How do I get the smell of bait out of my boyfriends’ clothes?


Wow—I could really get into this question given that I go fishing every summer.  I would need some more information, though.  What type of fishing does he do—salt or fresh water?  What type of bait does he like—PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, etc…  Also, what type of clothing does he wear for fishing?  Personally, I swear by a Gold 502 Super Duper lure for high alpine lakes in the Eastern Sierra.  I wash my fishing related clothing in hot water with detergent and Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive, but I only have to deal with stains and odors related to cleaning fish since I don’t use bait. He may want to try pretreating bait stains with Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive–just rub a little into any stains and wait 10 minutes before machine washing. And enjoy the fish!

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