The Tip Board
To keep your soft plastic baits from sticking, and to keep the integrity intact for years on end, spray your soft plastics with mineral oil and seal them up. This keeps the baits lubricated and may even leave an oil sheen in the water trailing behind the bait, similar to real baitfish. This alone may increase your success. This is a handy tip for when the original packaging was been torn or otherwise compromised. Also, if you are like me, you sometimes buy plastic baits in bulk from sportsman's shows and the like, which don't often come with scents or preservative oils. Try it, it works like a dream!