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Bait Jars #7186892
02/17/21 07:09 PM
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What do you all use for Bait jars especially a bait that has and Oil ingredient like fish oil etc , do you buy them if so were I prefer a 16 oz container?
I can't seem to find something that some how some way they don't get messy and leak.


Whats preferred Glass or plastic or does it make a difference ?

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Bait jars dont hold liquid volume very well. It is best to have the bait prepared so there is no free floating oils or liquids within the material.

Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7187341
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Short term either plastic or glass will do but long term I go with glass. Old gallon pickle jars is what I store my skunk and badger oils in for the long haul, but ship in plastic to avoid breakage. MTP has a verity of glass and plastic jars for all your needs, plastic is lighter then glass but glass holds liquids longer your call.

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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7187550
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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7188051
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Iím not a lure/bait manufacturer but I have some experience with plastics. HDPE when made into bottles will panel, which means the sides suck in as a result of chemical reactions between the contents and the plastic. Opening the bottles may or may not allow the bottles to expand to the original configuration. HDPE jars donít seem to have this problem. PET plastic is more resilient. Iíve seen gallon plastic salad dressing jars do this as well as gallon salmon oil storage plastic jugs. PETE is what is used for peanut butter jars and they donít panel, from my experience, either.

Iím guessing the reason plastic bait jars donít panel is because the jars are full-very close to the top.

Glass doesnít do this. There appears to be no interaction between anything and glass.

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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7188130
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https://www.uline.com/Grp_287/Jars
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the other place I cant remember!


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7188133
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Re: Bait Jars [Re: traprjohn] #7188520
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Exactly what I was looking for Thank You

Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7189373
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Don't forget to wrap tape around the lids to prevent leaking especially when transporting


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: traprjohn] #7190327
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Originally Posted by traprjohn
I remembered!

https://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/WhitePlasticJars.html Sks and container company are out of 16 0z jars and lids backorder possible delivery in April



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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7190484
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I've used glass and plastic. I prefer glass. I buy the 16 ounce olives at walmart and reuse the jars. They have a built in seal in the lid and seal up pretty good. I let the lid sit by itself for a couple months before I use them to allow any scent that may have permiated into the rubber seal to dissipate. The plastic bait jars I bought from uline became brittle in freezing weather and would easily break. I have always made sure to never fill a bait or lure container completely full, but it didn't matter with the plastic containers. I still have a few that I bought a few years ago and as long as I don't allow them to stay out in freezing weather they hold up.


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: wormbobskey] #7190799
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Originally Posted by wormbobskey
The plastic bait jars I bought from uline became brittle in freezing weather and would easily break. p.


Were they PET or HDPE or Polypropylene or LDPE Mike?
It makes a difference guys. Just takes a lil reading on the web. Since we donít have winter here itís not as big a problem.


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7192127
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I didn't know there was a difference, but will definitely read up on them the next time I purchase any. I'm guessing they were polypropylene.


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7219054
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You can get glass or plastic bait jars in alot of different sizes from Sterling Fur out of Sterling Ohio


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Cletis Richards] #7219659
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Originally Posted by Cletis Richards
Originally Posted by traprjohn
I remembered!

https://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/WhitePlasticJars.html Sks and container company are out of 16 0z jars and lids backorder possible delivery in April



I got 16 oz from ULINE a few wks ago


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7338015
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When my boys were babies the glass jars with metal lids and rubber seal inside were awesome bait jars. Scrubbed them and saved a bunch, used those for years. Check woth friends and neighbors, might be easier to get than you think.
I also like the plastic Welch's grape jelly jars. Not too big. Not too small. Same thing had a metal lid with rubber seal built in. Hauled a lot of bait in those over the years. Still do.
I either made or bought bait in large containers. Then I filled the smaller containers for carrying in my setting and checking bag on the line so I didn't have to tote the big container.
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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7346889
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Bars and movie theaters sell food items in gallon glass jars make a deal with them to purchase jars when they are empty. I buy new lids because itís not worth trying to get the smells out of the lid linings. Around a $1 a lid most gallon jars have a couple openings sizes to choose from best to get the jars then figure out what you need then for lid sizes.

I run mine through the dishwasher it cleans them well, I soak them in hot soapy water to remove the labels before putting them in the dishwasher so they are pre rinsed to remove dust and residue.


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Canning jars , pints and quarts. Yard sales, your moms basement pantry. Found pints,last fall, for ten dollars a dozen with lids. at a discount store. And that is no BS smile


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Re: Bait Jars [Re: Thumb Catcher] #7368962
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I have quarter pint (4 oz) canning jars I put lure in for out on the line. Beats packing a quart jar around. They cost about the same to buy new as bigger jars but are handier to pack. I gave the wife the new lids and rings that came with them and use her old used lids after they have been washed and left out to descentify.

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