Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

Washing lures with fresh water at the end of a fishing trip is important, but removing the ones I used from my tackle boxes was time consuming. That's why I drilled a series of holes on the bottom and along both sides of the clear-plastic boxes where I store my lures. This way, I can spray off the entire box of lures at once. The holes drain the excess water and let air circulate through the box so my lures dry more quickly.
— Tony Corey,
Westbrook, Connecticut
Ed Luterio
Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

While towing my boat, sometimes the winch on my trailer would shake loose, causing the boat to bounce and slide. One big pothole or a sudden turn could result in a bad accident. That's why I started using a turnbuckle to help keep my boat from bouncing if the winch comes loose again. Just attach one hook at the end of the turnbuckle to the boat's bow eye and the other hook to a loop welded onto the trailer bar below the winch.
— Phil Rogowskis,
Port Charlotte, Florida
Ed Luterio
Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

Sportsman's Tips - August 2006

I always mark a wreck with a homemade buoy to help me position my boat for anchoring. But on days when wind and tide don't cooperate, it can be difficult to figure out which direction the boat will drift. To fix the problem, I tie a smaller float to the main buoy with a thin cord. Now when I drop the marker buoy, all I have to do is watch what direction the small float moves and power my boat in the opposite direction before dropping the anchor. I can get set up directly over the wreck almost every time.
— James Victory,
Gautier, Mississippi
Ed Luterio
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