Taming the Beast

How to Organize and Stay on Top of All Your Plastic Baits

Plastics to a bass fisherman are like candy to a child!  With the endless amounts of designs, colors, sizes and scents, a diehard bass angler more than likely has enough plastic baits to use for two or three years without buying another bag.

Why we do this?  Because no angler wants to be caught out on their favorite body of water and in the middle of a hot bassin’ bite and not have any more of that key fish catching piece of plastic.  Now of course we can’t bring every single piece of plastic we own, because no matter how big a bass boat an angler has, there isn’t enough room.

We have several helpful tips and suggestions on how to organize your plastics, so you can be sure to have the baits you need in your boat, but not sink it.

If you are doing a lot of traveling to and from tournaments or different just fishing different bodies of water during the fishing season, you’ll for sure be using a wide range of, so having back up baits and extra baits with you is a must!  Using bulk storage bins or cases like the Plano XXL Stowaway work well.  You can have a case for each of the events or lakes you are going to be fishing.  This way you can carry extra bags of plastics and other assorted tackle items in this box and can quickly grab a bag of plastics to throw in the boat for that fishing trip.


Come tournament day or that specific fishing trip, you can grab the bags of plastics you’ll be using and either put them in a soft side bag like the Speed Bag or a bulk open 3700 Stowaway from Plano.

During the off-season, there aren’t many things better than organizing and sorting tackle.  Some ways to store your plastics include pegboard racks, this way you can quickly identify your key baits and grab them when needed.  Other ways include putting similar style plastics in plastic shoe boxes, which can be labeled for easy identification.

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