Soft plastics hurting fish. Help! in General Fishing Posted February 11 · Report reply 29 minutes ago, Softy said: I've hit the Port a couple of times in the last 2 weeks and small ST's schools are everywhere and hitting the plastics hard... I've only had one i needed to operate on to get my plastic back tho. Maybe you are just been unlucky. Yeah, I'm thinking that's it. Never happened before and even ones with the hook in the lip are bleeding heavy so unsure if they are dislodging the hook mid fight. Thanks for the advice guys, definitely going to give it a go!