Every year I rinse most of my soft baits with dish soap and then place them in a large bowl of water to rinse the soap off of them. I do this because they have some kind of oil in them. This spring of 2020 I noticed the soft baits that I made were very oily so I tried something different. I washed them and dried them and then rolled them in Kosher Salt. It keeps them dry and it cuts the smell down a little bit. I also used a little Anise scent. Make sure you put some Kosher salt in the plastic bag that you store the baits.