by Rick Lawrence (AKA The Fish-N-Fool)
If you’re a serious Bass, Pike or Musky fisherman the one thing you don’t want to do it is have to hunt through your whole tackle box looking for a lure or bait you want . I’m going to show you guys how
I keep my tackle organized that make a huge difference in the amount of time it takes to find the right bait.
First off the best way to store Bass tackle is in the clear plastic boxes that are stored in a soft side box. I also have a seperate box that I keep all my Pike and Musky gear in. I use a system for storing my tackle. First off I put a rubber band or a piece of surgical tubing on all my baits to control the hooks and keep them from tangling.
Last and most important is how I label my boxes. I put all my hard topwater baits in one box and work my way deeper in the water column with the different diving depth of the baits.
So the next box is all floater diver Rapala minnow baits. Then shallow running crankbaits and so on till you get to the deep diving cranks and last baits that work on the bottom like jigs and such.
I group like baits together and write on the lid of the box as much info as I can. If I know the name of the bait and company that makes it I put that in but I also put how deep the bait might run. If it is a floater diver, suspending bait or a sinking bait and last if it has a built in rattle or not.
The more info you have about the bait the better and the easier it will be for you to pick out a bait or find a particular bait you are looking for. I do the same basic thing with all my soft baits in a different soft sided tacklebox.
Hope this will increase the time you spend actually fishing and cut down on the time you are searching for a lure.
About Rick Lawrence (A.K.A. The Fish-N-Fool)
Rick is owner and the inventor of the Fish-N-Fool Lures and the Fish-N-Fool Knot the winner of “Knot Wars” in 2011. Rick has been a Bass fisherman for almost 40 years and an inventor for another 25 years. “I took all my knowledge of Bass fishing and designed my own line of baits. I wanted a lure that could do things that no lure that was on the market could do, so I started making them myself. It all started with just one lure and now I’m working on a dozen or more”.
Visit Ricks website : http://www.fnflures.com/index.html and be sure to check out some Fish-N-Fool Lures.