Jump to content
TJsayGO

Soft Plastics + Hot Car

Recommended Posts

Just wondering has anyone had any problems leaving soft plastics in the car during the summer? Do they melt?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I leave mine in my trunk all summer so I dont have to keep emptying it every time I fish. The only thing that happens is they sometimes will get softer and if you have colors mixed they will start bleeding into each other. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ever have a creased fluke tail?

A folded over swim bait paddle tail?

Or how about an out of shaped ribbon tail?

 

Lay them on a piece of paper towel placed your dashboard in hot car. 

Wait few minutes and they'll be like new. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Worry more about your mono/coploy line at temps over 105 degrees.

Temps inside a car can reach 140 degrees during hot summer days.

Tom

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I leave my stuff in my truck all summer.  I don't co-mingle different plastic colors, so I never have any issues.  I worry more about letting my gear get exposed to prolonged sunlight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, Jigfishn10 said:

I left a lipless crankbait in the truck over a hot weekend, it expanded into a pregnant lipless crank. Action on it was awesome tho.

I have lots of swollen pregnant crank baits , I use them for gar. That way I don’t care when they bite them in half 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This post reminds me of when I was a kid back in the 70's.......I'd go fishing and open up my tackle box and my plastics would be a big blob........lol.

 

They've gotten better since then. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't leave a lighter in your car/truck either. (I keep one to burn the ends of bungee/rope.) There was shrapnel everywhere; had I been in the vehicle a medivac would have been needed.:tank:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sometimes forget to take a bag of plastics out and they always end up bent out of shape from the heat. I have what I consider entire bags of ruined Trick Worms especially. This is in Illinois. It gets hot here (not yet this year tho) for a few months but nothing like other states. I don't know how people get away with keeping them in their cars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had no issues with the heat but I left a Z-Man craw laying in the back of my SUV and it ended up under a plastic sandwich baggie. They reacted and turned in to a giant blob of melted, salty goo. Be aware that they don’t mix with ANY other kind of plastic material, not just other plastic lures. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Hillbilly Bennett said:

I have had no issues with the heat but I left a Z-Man craw laying in the back of my SUV and it ended up under a plastic sandwich baggie. They reacted and turned in to a giant blob of melted, salty goo. Be aware that they don’t mix with ANY other kind of plastic material, not just other plastic lures. 

I'm not surprised, I keep my ZMan baits in the fridge. I lost a few bags when they melted together, even though they were in the original bags.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, PourMyOwn said:

I'm not surprised, I keep my ZMan baits in the fridge. I lost a few bags when they melted together, even though they were in the original bags.

I've had no problems with my Z-Man plastics even though I've taken them out of the original packaging and put them into Ziploc Snack Size bags which are put in Plano 3606 boxes. Of course I don't leave them out in the heat - my 'worm bag' goes into the basement (steady 60o) between trips.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...