Which Soft Plastic Lures Can Be Left On A Hook (And Which Ones Can’t)?

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We’ve all been there…

You accidentally leave a Gulp lure rigged up for too long and next thing you know it’s shriveled up, hard as a rock, and nearly impossible to wiggle off the hook.

That might have you thinking, “What other lures should I not leave on the hook?”

If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, you’re not alone!

People ask me that several times a week, so I put together this video to finally give you an answer.

Enjoy, and be sure to leave a comment if I missed any brands!

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Conclusion

If a lure is made of a water-based plastic, like Gulp and Fishbites, then you should not leave them on a hook and out of their packaging or sealed containers for too long.

A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is this: if there is liquid in the packaging, then they shouldn’t be left out.

On the other hand, brands like Z-Man, DOA, and Zoom have no liquid in the packaging, and are ok to leave rigged up and out of their packaging.

Are there any other brands of lures that you don’t want to leave out of the package?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Jerry Dexter
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Jerry Dexter
4 months ago

Thanks for the Tip

CHARLES DIMIDIO
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CHARLES DIMIDIO
4 months ago

Nice vid on baits you can leave on the hook. Question: Can you leave a Gulp bait on the hook if you put the Gulp on the hook back into the liquid. Will taking it off the hook and replacing only the bait in the liquid ruin the bait. Let me know .
Chuck D

Justin Rhymer
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Justin Rhymer
5 months ago

Luke awesome video! Can we leave our slam shady 2.0s out of the pack on our rods or no?

Justin Rhymer
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Justin Rhymer
5 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thanks Luke!

Robbie Johnson
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Robbie Johnson
11 months ago

Monster x baits

Dennis Patton
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Dennis Patton
11 months ago

Hey Guys, Any idea which brands of soft lures tend to dissolve others, besides Z-Man. Learned the hard way not to store then in plastic folder pages together in a binder. Still use Z-Man but leave them in their original bags.
Thanks a lot,
D. Patton
Colorado City, Texas

Anonymous
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11 months ago

I find all plastics will ruin/oxidize lead and paint while enclosed in the same package for long periods of time.

Paul Williams
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Paul Williams
11 months ago

Luke, great post as always! I believe you also have an older video where you also stated to not mix Z-man with other lures too as they will melt or kind of combine with the other soft plastics. So great tips and appreciate the posts.

James Doyel
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James Doyel
11 months ago

Yes!!! You finally got some DSL lures!!! Have you tried them out yet? Looks like those were the red flash color which I havent used. I use the red shad instead and it’s a go to for me, as well as bone diamond!!! They honestly just all work so I can’t wait to see what you think of them. I’m currently about to test out some HomeWreaker lures that I’ve heard are on par with the DSLs.

Gary Rankel
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Gary Rankel
11 months ago

Good stuff, Luke. Another tip. I like to rig my Z Man paddletails at home rather than while bouncing around on my yak. When doing so, it’s important to suspend them in such a way that the body and tail stay straight or they can get a twist in them. Unfortunately, once rigged, the paddletails will no longer fit in the nice plastic holder inside the Z man bags which keep the tail straight. When heading out, I just put a few of the rigged plastics in my tackle box, and they stay straight for the few hours I’m out. When I return home, I re-suspend them to keep them from twisting.

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John Grimila
11 months ago

When I subscribed to your site a month ago I signed up to get your hooks you promised me but never received. Why haven’t I received them yet?

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