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hey. how do you store your plastic worms?? i used to leave them in the bag they came, and put the bags in my tackle box. but i just replaced the box for a tackle bag and some Bass Pro 370 storage boxes. im using one box for spinnerbaits, one for crankbaits, but i dont know how to do it with the plastic worms. right now i have one box with worms and the other one with lizards, but all of them are still in the bags. also, since i had some space left in both boxes, i also have hooks in both boxes. i bought 2 packs of hooks from 3 different sizes (6 packs total) and placed 1 pack from each size in each box. this way, when i decide to use worms or lizards, i have the hooks and the plastics in the same box.

does this makes any sense?? should i keep the plastics inside the bags? or should i put them directly in the compartments of the storage boxes, just making sure the dont mix with eachother?? and should i use a single box for hooks and sinkers?? im new to this bag thing, i had always used tackle boxes, and im returniong to fishing after a long time, so basically i have a lot to learn....

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I store my soft plastics in two boxes, both with a section for hooks, weights,

swivels and beads. One box is for Rage Tail, arranged horizontally. This accommodates

the larger baits (Thumpers & Anaconda) as well as Hawgs, Craws, Lizards Eeliminiator,

Rooster, Space Monkey and Shad. The other box is for other worms, Fat Ika, tubes and

Kreatures. These boxes are for baits I expect to fish over the short term. Spares are

kept in their original bags.

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I keep all of my plastics in boxes. I have a box for every type of plastic that I carry. Because of salt in some baits I keep the hooks and sinkers in their own boxes.

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I keep mine in the original bags and then I put them in gallon ziplock bags all craws in one lizards another senkos another and so on and so forth. That way I just grab the craw bag and all my craw baits are there I just pick the bag outa that one that I wanna use. I carry a tacklebag aka old duffle bag all my bottom draging plastics on one end all mid and top water on the other end pocket

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I recently bought a tackle bag with 3 boxes or trays in it. If you put them in up and down instead of flat it gives a little extra space and easier access. Anyway it left enough room on one side I could throw my bags of worms in. Wasn't long and I had to throw a box out for more room and about to have to ditch another one. I bought another smaller bag to keep my go to plastics in. Seems like they will always hit a junebug powerbait so the little bag is full of those and toads and jig trailers.

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The soft-plastic lures I take on my boat make up less than 1% of my unwieldy stash.

My wife buys more lures than I do, which helps to ease my guilty conscience

The lures in my tackle box are piled loosely in worm-proof trays, and ready to grab.

In the bottom of my tackle box I keep a surplus of high-use lures in their original bags.

The mother lode stays at home, which is an untold number of soft-plastics in their "original packages".

These original bags are stored in an 8-drawer dresser in my den, and pigeonholed in one of 14 different categories

Roger

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Just bought a Plano Speedbag this season, and it has been great for this purpose:

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I keep them in the original bags, and keep the bags in a small Igloo cooler(the type designed to hold one 6-pack).

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I have tried just about every conceivable method for storing soft plastics and have found the best way is to keep them in their original bag-it has the size, type and color info readily available.

I store these, by type or size, and sometimes even by color--in quart freezer bags and label them with a Sharpie.

Then I put several quart bags of like kind plastics into a larger freezer bag--again labeling the larger bag to indicate its contents.

E.g. I may have crawfish, trailers, and the like in individual bags---I have my Rage Craws in small bags, my Paca craws in separate small bags etc.--these are then consolidated into a larger bag labled "CRAWS & TRAILERS". Or various sizes of finesse worms in small bags--then a large one containing all THE "FINNESSE WORMS".

I have several plastic tubs in my garage on shelves and I've labled them and keep the large bages in them. I can then take out whichever bag or bags I need for a particular trip.

I have found that keeping the soft plastics in their original bags makes it easier to inventory when it comes time to replenish. Plus any salt or other scent on them will not dissipate as they would if taken out of the package and stored in a plastic tackle box.

These plastic bags can be easily put in my boat storage or packed in a tackle bag to carry on another boat.

I don't keep any terminal tackle in the bags with the soft plastics. All terminal tackle is in a seperate plastic tackle box(s) and marked for easy access.

At least it works for me.

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I stuff all my plastics into a Plano Speedbag and carry all my terminal tackle (Hooks and weights, beads, swivels, etc.) in a Falcon 501 Terminal Tackle tray. Both can be bought at Tackle Warehouse. I highly recommend the Falcon 501 tackle tray though.

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I keep them in there orginal bags. My system is like this: I have several of the large, deep, 1 compartment Plano 3700 size boxes in my boat. 1 for Senkos and soft jerkbaits, 1 for Craws/creatures/flipping tubes/jig trailers, 1 for dropshot/shaky head/finesse baits, another for misc stuff, right now it has rage shads and toads, skinny dippers, 10" worms, etc... in it. I keep these boxes stocked with my favorite sizes and colors, and most often used stuff. I keep extras at home in big rubbermaid totes, and restock the boat boxes when stuff gets low. Works for me, and has been the best system I have tried, and the only one I have used for more than 2 years without changing.

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I carry what I call an “attack bag” which holds my most productive lures in there original bags (plastics, trailers, jigs ect.) I restock this bag daily from a stock pile of several Plano hard sided boxes which are stored on shelving in the camp.

There is a 100 count bag of Gene Larew 7 ½” Salty Ringworms in Cinnamon Pepper Neon/June Bug Laminated (Camouflage) that stay on the console behind the windshield.

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I personally dump the bags into Plano 3700 series boxes, salt and all. Works for me, and they keep their sent, which is one of the main complaints that I heard about taking the baits out of their packaging.

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I keep mine in a plano spinnerbait box. I don't keep spinner baits in it though. It has three separate compartments when I fish I don't bring the mother lode only a few pre-selected plastics that I choose just for the trip. So I got about 3 senkos and 2 lizards all in one compartment. Not much to carry around and minimizing space taken up is good. The other two compartments are swivels, hooks and sinkers things of that nature in case I have to re-rig due to a nasty snag. While the third compartment consists of mp3 player, cel phone and keys. Small and tidy fits in the cockpit of my kayak neatly.

LWD

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I keep mine in Plastic shoeboxes that you can find at walmart for 98 cents.. i have a plastic shoebox for each type of bait and it makes it really easy to find exactly what you are looking for..

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I keep all my plastics in the original bag. Used to put them in plastic shoeboxes from Wal-mart. Switched to soft sided tool bags that you can get pretty cheap at Lowes. Got 6 different bags (creature baits, worms, finesse baits, swimbaits, trailers, & beavers/flippin tubes). Labeled each - keep in one of the rear storage compartments of the boat.

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Hey central PA bass. That sounds like a great idea. Im going to have to check my local wally world for them.

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I store my soft plastics by keeping them in the bag that they originally came in and putting the individually bags in one big duffle bag. I currently don't have enough different kinds of worms to have multiple duffle bags to store diffent types of worms like craw worms or shakey head worms but with what I have now it works perfect.

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I keep all of my plastics in the original bags. Don't have to worry about any reactions, mixing the wrong plastics, bleeding colors etc. It's also nice to know exactly what size, style or color that bait is when it slips your memory.

I take the original bags and either place them in pockets in my soft sided tackle bag or two cheap envelope binders (think CD case but envelope sized, fits most bags perfectly). At some point I would like to pick up a worm/plastics bag and keep them separate. Anymore though, I find myself leaving the huge tackle bag at home and bringing a much smaller bag that I pack with baits I think I'll need. It makes the day a little more enjoyable to only deal with a small tackle box and a couple rods vs bringing everything. I'm always afraid I'm going to leave THE bait I need at home...but hasn't happened yet :lol:

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