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Used plastics #12870746 08/20/18 11:14 PM
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Dang! I didn't know they swelled up in the water over time. Look at this zoom "alligator".

Keep em till your done....then throw them in the trash can.


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Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12870758 08/20/18 11:29 PM
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WOW, that's an eye opener. In the trash can from now on. Thanks for sharing Steez.


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Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12870800 08/21/18 12:09 AM
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This makes sense. I've found some soft plastics while swimming around my dock and for the life of me couldn't figure out what they were because they were huge. I thought one of them was a super-sized sweet beaver, but couldn't find a product as big as it was. This weekend, I was throwing a deep crank and dragged up what looked like a 15 inch worm that was really big around too. Couldn't figure out what it would have been. Was probably just an ol' monster that had been down there for a while now that I see this. Thanks for figuring this out.

Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12871307 08/21/18 01:08 PM
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In the trash for sure!!!





Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12871327 08/21/18 01:26 PM
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Yep. That's why we shouldn't let them float but as stated throw them in a box for later re-melt or trash.

Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12871330 08/21/18 01:29 PM
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found this before. supposed to be a 4.5" craw tube and was over 10" long and round as a coke can. regular beaver and my grip scale for comparison.


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I've pulled stuff out of fish's gullets that makes you wonder how the fish was alive. They will sometimes have a belly fully of these bloated plastics and, as a result, the fish is starving to death. I always throw my plastics in the trash; never in the lake.

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Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12871364 08/21/18 01:53 PM
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Wow that crazy, I didn't know they turned like that. Defiantly trashing them and even the ones I see on the floor when I go fish.

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I have fished with a few people and seen them toss their used plastics in the water and then got an ear full from me. I bet 90% of plastics floating around get eaten by something either a fish or other animal.


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Originally Posted By: bassmanrudy
found this before. supposed to be a 4.5" craw tube and was over 10" long and round as a coke can. regular beaver and my grip scale for comparison.




I found one that size in Iowa, I dont think that is from swelling I think it was that big of a lure, the one I found was pretty hard and had a 4 inch hook in it and what seemed like 65 lb mono on it


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This does happen. I found a SK Menace Grub under the seat of my sit in kayak that was five times the normal size. It would probably have been larger if it had been totally submerged.

Re: Used plastics [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12872493 08/22/18 03:53 AM
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I "grew" a 5" senko type bait one time. Didn't know it was that moist in the bag,but I guess it was. It was about 15" long when I last looked at it. Hope it catches more than one fish, cause I'm saving it for Falcon r Fork.

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Hell, I am going to go soak in the lake!

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Ya I've found similar baits in the bilge area that get there by accident. An ol monster or Magnum lizard get enourmous.

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