Jump to content
Bassboy18

In dire need of soft plastic storage ideas

Recommended Posts

I'm a tournament angler but I'm a Co angler I dont own my own boat. I also bank fish, creek fish and pond fish quite a bit ( like couples times a week ) So I can't have huge tubs full or huge Plano boxes to lug around my soft plastics! I was wondering what you guys would consider efficient soft plastic storage. I don't really want to put them in 1 gallon ziploc storage bags because I hear they get out of shape? What other options are there? I need something that I could hike with, I'm willing to attach it to my backpack or hand carry it so it needs to be rather small. ( Btw I need to store about 50 bags ). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I keep everything in an origional bag, and purchased a bag meant to carry plano boxes I don't remember of which size but I took all of the planos out, organized them by type, and put folder dividers between them so I know where craws end and worms start etc. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bait binders. Can probably only store 10-12 bags per binder before they are hard to zip shut. I use one for random soft plastics that are out of their bags and in the zip lock style pages.

You can usually find them for 10-15$ at Dick's and maybe Walmart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

82847_zpszyb2et4t.jpeg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use the Plano speed bag worm files. Holds 10-15 bags of plastics and zips closed.  I'm not sure what your going to find to easily carry 50 bags bank fishing.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The blue Bassmasters Tackle bag does a great job. Not sure how may bags it holds, but I'm pretty sure it's enough for 1 day of fishing. 50 bags may be pushing it but I'm sure the boater you're paired up with will appreciate your effort to consolidate your plastics into 1 small bag. :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I keep plastics in there original bags. But I use new zip lock bags for used plastics. I don't put salted plastics in any of my hardbait tackle boxes. My hooks don't trust anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For my vacation boxes, similar to your situation I have 3 plano 4700 double decker boxes with over a 100 different style color combinations. These 3 boxes fit in a standard 3700 size bag and there is room in the pockets if I need a few extra bagged plastics. For some color/styles of baits I only pack a few because they are baits to experiment with. Other plastics I pack 2 or 3 bags worth in the box because I expect to use them. I do change up whats in the box for each trip. It could be a bit tedious, but it works really well for me. I do find that stocking the boxes does really gets you thinking about how you would use the baits you are packing which can be a side benefit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Catt said:

82847_zpszyb2et4t.jpeg

That's 7 Plano 3700 series storage boxes!

More than enough room for plastics & terminal tackle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a fishing back pack? Pick a size that would suit you and throw it over your shoulder when hiking the bank, or toss it in the boat when you fish tourneys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use the blue bass master bag and I also have side pockets on my backpack that hold 10-12 bags each and the front pocket hold about 20 bags plus pliers and tools. I keep my hardbaits in 3700 size boxes in the main compartment and terminal tackle in a 3700 shallow box. There is enough room in the top of the main compartment to put the BASS bag full of plastics in the top. I can pack it so full i can barely stand to carry it to my fishing spot if I want to, but usually I don't pack that much and only take lures I know I'll be using

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://t.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Extreme-Qualifier-360-Backpack-or-System/product/10204414/

I carry one of these bank fishing.  You could easily hold fifty bags in the top compartment and still have the front pocket and the zipper pocket below it for more.  You can also fit four 3600 size boxes in it and you would still have another half dozen storage areas that I haven't touched on.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019X0EID2/ref=twister_B009ZNI49C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Just a basic duffle bag, they are very well made and a good value at $30, but if you check weekly there is almost always some color on sale for $10-12, at which point they are absolute steals.  I must have five of them at this point, keep my waders/gear in one, my cold weather kayaking gear, in one, a third for the emergency kit in my car.  I am on a work trip right know and have one with me ull of tackle.  I can get maybe 4-5 Plano 3600 series bags in the main compartment with room to spare for a few smaller boxes and my reel.  Each side pocket will hold maybe 15ish bags of plastics, more if you really pack them in. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to Harbor Freight, the tool bag section.   There are lots of options here.  11" canvas tool bags are cheap, $8 more or less, significantly less sometimes if you've got a coupon.  I've got one for paddle tail worms, another for 10" worms, another for crawdads,  another for senkos and another for senko imitations.   

I'll be getting another couple of ones for creature baits and lizards and maybe another one for tubes.

Edit 8/3/2016:  Just got my August booklet of Harbor Freight coupons.  11" canvas tool bags are on sale for $6.99 with coupon.  Every time I go to Harbor Freight there are lots of coupons laying around and/or guys with coupon books who will give you coupons they aren't using.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×