Storing Z-Man Lures (So They Don’t Melt)


Have you ever tried to store your Z-Man lures in a plastic container, or with other soft plastic lures?

If you have, you’ve likely noticed that they easily melt!

It’s heartbreaking getting to your honey hole, seeing tailing reds, and reaching for your favorite Z-Man lures, only to find they’re melted and out of commission!

Thankfully, there’s a way to combat this, stay organized, and save space at the same time.

Watch the video below to learn how.

Storing Z-Man Lures [VIDEO]

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Scott Doscher
2 years ago

Does anyone have a tip on how to clean the melted gel from a tackle box?

2 years ago

Can you store different types of Z-Man plastics together though? Like some PaddlerZ with some MinnowZ for example.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

Yes. It’s all about the material used in the soft plastics, and Zman uses the same material for the Paddlerz as they do on the Minnowz.

Adam Bailey
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

You can store Z-Man plastics together, but the colors may bleed. I emailed Z-Man about this specifically. Best just to keep them in the original packages.

Joseph Encinas
3 years ago

Does anyone know where I can order zman slam shady minnowZ bait at only slam shady minnowZ

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Encinas

The Slam Shady baits are exclusively for Salt Strong Insider Club members, so the only place they can be ordered is on the Insider Shop page where the group discounts are located. Here’s a direct link to the Slam Shady’s:

3 years ago

Can we mix 2 type of zman products of same colour (pearl) in one zman packet?

Adam Bailey
3 years ago
Reply to  Amey

Send an email to Z-Man. I received a reply from them in about a day for a similar question.

MICHAEL Drozdowski
3 years ago

Here’s another thing I found out about Z-man materials the hard way. I had some pearl colored Minnowz and I wanted to colorize the tails with yellow, garlic-flavored Spike-it Dip-n-Glo, like I do with my pearl colored DOA Cal shad tails. So I dipped 3 or 4 of the Minnowz’s and 10 minutes later, all of the tails fell off!

Chad Cockrum
3 years ago

Yep, that is one of the few negatives of Z-Man bait material.

MICHAEL Drozdowski
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

What’s interesting is that it ate thru the tails on the 3″ Minnowz, but not all of the 4″ DieZel Minnowz…

Adam Austin
3 years ago

I give them a rub down with some pro cure super gel. Helps them smell tasty, but no glowing.

Robert Knowles
3 years ago

About 2 weeks late on this tip!! Haha! I had to learn the hard way. But I will say to anyone that has any Zman plastics they don’t use anymore; place some regular plastics with them and you have a cool experiment. NOTE: you will no longer have a Zman product or the standard soft plastics.

Gary Rankel
3 years ago

Storing those Zman pouches in the frig instead of a hot garage is a good idea as well.


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