Top 5 Boat Organization Tips
1. Jewelry Scale
One of the best ways to organize your terminal tackle, jigs, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and other hard baits is with a small digital scale. This allows you to accurately weigh your tackle and organize it by size. I've been carrying this little jewelers scale with me for over 5 years now and it works excellent. For less than $10 it's a no brainer.
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2. Bait Cover
There is nothing more frustrating than having your crankbaits and other baits with treble hooks get tangled up in your rod locker. Bait covers like this one from KastKing have been a life saver. I like the clear plastic material as well because it doesn't allow hooks to penetrate as easily, and you can see the bait clearly.
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3. Rod Sleeves
Like the bait covers, rod sleeves keep your rods organized and keep them from getting tangled up. This also allows you to fit way more rods in your rod box vs. using the rod organizer from the boat manufacturer. I also choose all different colors for my rod sleeves and assign a color to each rod so I can easily identify which rod I'm grabbing. There are a ton of great rod sleeve options out there but I especially like those that have a rubber tip at the end like the ones from The Rod Glove.
4. Soft Plastic Organization
There are several methods of organizing your soft plastics, but this one works best for me. I keep my plastics in their original bags and group them by type ie. flukes, swimbaits, worms, creature baits etc... I then use a 1 gallon ziplock bag for each type plastic and label the bag with duct tape and a sharpie on both sides. A new addition to the method this year is these coca-cola crates I found on craigslist which I use to organize my gallon bags. This has been an awesome addition, because now I have even better organization to my plastics, and it keeps them up off the floor of my compartment in case it ever gets wet in there.
5. Label Maker
The number 1 tip I have for organizing your boat is to use a label maker like this Brother P-Touch. It is so handy for labeling everything from your tackle boxes to even putting the line test and type on your reels. Just an all around awesome tool to have for organization.
Brother P-Touch label maker: https://amzn.to/2HWzkha
P-Touch Replacement tape: https://amzn.to/2CEBnDe
I hope you found these organization tips helpful, i'd love to hear what other folks do to get more organized!
It's all about finding fish fast, and organization is huge key to success.
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