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Can you put impregnated baits like hags tornado, net bait, etc in plastic boxes with out losing or getting the scents mixed up and the baits drying up?

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Yes. I do it. I have Powerbait that still smells from about two years ago.

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Why would you ? So much better to leave them in the original bags. JMHO

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Why would you ? So much better to leave them in the original bags. JMHO

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Save me room

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I also put some of my plastics in boxes. I just put the ones that I use the most in boxes because I find them easier to get to. Try not to mix baits though. Especially ones made out of different plastics, like 3X.

For the rest of my plastics I keep them in their original bags and then put them in freezer bags according to the type of bait.

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Why would you ? So much better to leave them in the original bags. JMHO

The only exception might be a "day" box.

I keep an organized collection in a Plano

for easy access.

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The only exception might be a "day" box.

I keep an organized collection in a Plano

for easy access.

that is exactly what i do... being a co-angler..

i take a few of the baits from each bag i think i may use and put them in a plano for the day...then put them back in their own package after the trip..

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Why would you ? So much better to leave them in the original bags. JMHO

Bags blow around.  A Plano box is more efficient in tournament situations.  My most used plastics go in a Plano box.  For instance, all my trailers are in the same box with the jigs.  Another option is the 3780 deep Plano box.  You can store a ton of bags in that box.

No, there's no issue with most baits.  Gulp, Food Source, and a few others would be the exception.

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you should be good to go i use to use plastic tackle boxes intill i switch to ones with carry straps

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I do it. I hate keeping them in the bag. I've never noticed any difference in the bait from keeping it in a box rather than the bag. Like J. Francho said, though, some brands are exceptions like Gulp. Those things will dry up in a hurry. There shouldn't ever be a problem unless you mix colors or types of plastic. Colors will bleed, especially from a darker bait to a lighter bait, and some different materials will react with each other.

I just keep my most used plastics for weightless rigs and Texas rigs in one Plano box, and my jigs and jig trailers in another. I keep them like that all the time.

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I dont do it but i plan on it eventually.. I have a ton of bags hooked together via carabiners...   I think a plano box would be a lot more efficient.. and it shouldnt take the smell away either.. 

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Storing the plastics in their original bags is your best bet if you have your bait selection narrowed down and don't keep a very large collection of different plastics. But I like using the Plano boxes, separated into a half dozen types with a few baits tossed in from each bag of plastics. I can carry a larger selection without the hassle of carrying dozens of bags, and it's much easier to sort through the bunch. I can also move it in and out of the boat more easily, because the boats bilge is wet and lockers are too humid for storing soft plastics that are kept in boxes, even if you use desiccants like charcoal packets. You can tell because the salts will bleed from the baits if it's too humid.

I've been doing this for years and I don't think it makes much of a difference regarding shelf-life whether the plastics are in the bag or in the box, just as long as you make an effort keep the humidity down. The scents may degrade a little and the colors may bleed occasionally, but you can take care of that with some JJ's or Megastrike.

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anyone every intentionally bleed a couple colors together? just to get something a little different in there? I know there are dips and stuff just curious

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anyone every intentionally bleed a couple colors together? just to get something a little different in there? I know there are dips and stuff just curious

Yes, you can get some pretty productive colors too.

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Yea thats true, I had some Zoom speed craws in watermelon candy and I had one next to a red worm and it made the claws red. Caught a bunch of fish on that.

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