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Old 08-04-2017, 03:52 AM
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Default Menhaden Oil Dispenser

I am waiting to start using Menhaden Oil while trolling for kings and was wanting to know how you guys are dispensing it in the water. I have seen a few ideas on line with bottles with holes in the caps, but how would you control the flow?
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I've always just cut small slits in the lower part of whatever kind of 20oz bottle trash I have on the boat. Just enough to let some water in and some oil out, you can't really control the glow other than just varying the size of the cuts but it will last a long time.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by SwampDog13 View Post
I've always just cut small slits in the lower part of whatever kind of 20oz bottle trash I have on the boat. Just enough to let some water in and some oil out, you can't really control the glow other than just varying the size of the cuts but it will last a long time.
Well that was the second part of my question I left off. Do you hang it in the water or above and let it drip in? I have never tired to troll using this method and would like to try this fall.
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Hang it off the mid cleat just above the water so that when the boat rocks the bottle will dip in the water.

Start with small cuts then If you're not leaving a big enough slick for your liking either make more or larger slits.
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Just put oil in bottle and put small twine or string in bottle and screw cap over string, it will slowly dissipate the oil out. You may have to adjust it some, you can see the slick behind you.
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Been awhile since I kingfished but we used to put a 20 ounce plastic drink bottle on the downrigger ball. I use the Goldfinger releases for my lines, they are above the ball, so the menhaden bottle can attach right to the cannonball. Just drill a hole in the cap, tie a big knot or use a swivel, works great.

This allows you to disperse the oil down where you are fishing. We also ran one on top as well. When you pull them in, store the bottles in a small bucket on the deck. Use that bucket to chum with as well.
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We use a squirt bottle so you can get it in the water away from the boat and at different amounts depending on what your intentions are. When you get to the spot you can squirt a lot out and then leave a mist trail as you pull lures. When your tourney king fishing you have all the time in the world.
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https://www.rhfs.com/tubing-valves-flow-control.html
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Do you know any nurses? Have them get you an IV bag. I've never used one for trolling but have for chumming.
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http://voodoooffshore.com/product/drip-container/
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:26 AM
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$0.99 plus your container and a bit of ingenuity.

https://www.mountainside-medical.com/products/exel-iv-administration-set-60-drop-ml
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Take a 5 gallon bucket and pour in the oil, some dry cat food, some cheap canned tuna ( old pogies squished up are better), some sand.

Mix it all up and let it soak for a 12 hours or so. Take some gatorade bottles and fill them up . Freeze them and when you go fishing grab a bottle and tie 4' of mono around the cap put some slits in it and drop it off the back cleat like a flatline.

End of the day throw it in bag into the garbage. Works good to have one on a down rigger too.
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Hey guys, Does anybody have a recommendation for which brand of menhaden oil works best? I would assume they are all similar but one in particular says it's "cold extracted" which I assume is like cold pressed olive oil in that it doesn't break down the oil as much. Says it has more Omega 3s. Does that matter? Has anybody noticed a difference in effectiveness between brands?
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Use the milk instead of the oil, it will disperse throughout the water column instead of just floating on the surface.

For dispensing it, we usually do the bottle with holes/slits in it but Iíve been discussing with my wife (a nurse) what options there are for something like an iv bag but that has a cap and can easily be filled. What she has suggested is either an enema bag or feeding tube bag, I havenít tried either yet but Iíve got high hopes for the feeding tube bags. They are essentially an iv bag with a fairly large cap for filling and only cost a couple dollars a piece. With an iv style roller clamp on the line you can adjust flow or totally stop it, so they would be easily manageable and then cheap enough to be disposable.
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This is what you need, and if you can find one with the roller clamp you can have even more control of how fast the oil come out....
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If the enema doesn't work as anticipated, then you have to go in with that big white hook.
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Just reading through threads this am and this is given with the disclaimer I have never done this, but another option that will be slightly more rigid would be a feeding jug for cattle. Comes in a couple different sizes, and you could either cut whatever sized hole in the nipple of the bottle or it would be easy to rig up IV tubing to drip as well

Something like this

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-98-12-2-Quart-Nursing/dp/B000BO4H9K/ref=br_lf_m_tx83pcybrn7cpyf_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&s=l awn-garden
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washer bottle. holds a gallon. small valve drips slow. large valve off and on. drips a long time and makes a very good slick...
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Personally I think NiceBottles Dispenser is the best storage container for oil. It might look pretty on your table. But remember that oil will last about a year from the time its bottle is opened. You can find more disoensers by link.
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You guys do know they sell a dispenser for like $10 sitting right next to the menhaden milk at the tackle shop right? I've had the same one for a decade probably. Little dial to speed up or slow down the drip, easy.

Dude I fished with last weekend didn't either, he hacked a bunch of holes in the gallon and just hung it over the side. Then chucked it in his splashwell (next to and touching his washdown hose) when we moved spots. Certainly not my idea but it worked.

Gatorade bottle works in a pinch. Milk not oil, mixed with water, hole in clap to relieve pressure.
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