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December 08, 2010

Reader Tips: Holes Barred

Now I have a removable bait table that I store when running...

I love my boat, and I love to accessorize it with things that fit my style of fishing, but it's rare for me to drill holes in order to do so. Recently I wanted to work a bait table in somewhere on the boat. I've seen rigs that are essentially homemade, but with almost all of them, holes must be drilled. I've also seen bait tables that fit in a rod holder, but I'd much rather put a rod in it than a bait table. To solve this dilemma, I chose a location on the gunwale and used a marine-grade adhesive to affix two soft-side strips of Velcro. Then I glued the stiff-side pieces to the bottom of my bait table. Now I have a removable bait table that I store when running. I did the same to a larger surface, and I now use that as a fish-cleaning table.

Joe McCooey
Matunuck, Rhode Island