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Bass Boat Organization | Tackle Storage

January 14, 2020

Hey folks, Glenn May here with,
and today, I want to show you how we organize our boat for tournaments, and hopefully, it
will help you and give you few ideas how to organize your equipment as well. First thing,
I want to show you is rod lockers. Now and this rod locker we have right over here. When
you look inside, it looks like there’s a whole bunch of rods here and there is. I mean it
looks like a mess. Couple of things to point out. Number one
is we have red sleeves and blue sleeves on our rods. That’s a his and hers. My wife and
I, fish together, we fish a lot of team tournaments, couple’s tournaments. So all her rods are
red and all of mine are blue. It makes it really easy to sort out. But also we know
that almost all the rods that are on the top, those are the ones that we are going to pull
of first thing in the morning and have on the deck, ready to go. So that clears out
this locker really fast, making it easier to get to the ones that are remaining. Okay,
that’s the first step that we do. Also we have in here is some first aid kit. We have
flare kit. You’ll also notice that there is a paddle in here. In my state, it requires
that you have a non-mechanical way or a non-electrical and non-motorized way of pro-pulsing your
boat, as they call it. So that means you’ve got to have a paddle. That’s why it’s in here. Anyway, if you look over here at this other
rod locker, a couple of things we have in here that are different. One is this rod locker
holds longer rods. So any rods that won’t fit in this one, we have it in here. So that’s
first and foremost. Secondly, we have the other rods that we know that we’re going to
get to right on the very top. Those are the longer rods, we put those right on top, so
they’re easy to get to. The remaining rods in here, those are the ones that are we’re
not going to probably use for the tournament. They’ll just stay in here. They’re easy to
get to if we need them. We can find it very easily, but for the most part, they’ll probably
be stay in this locker during the tournament. Again, makes it really easy to find. They’re
marked red, blue simple as that. The center one, this is probably the one you
guys all want to look at, my tackle. This one holds a lot of stuff. First off, it’s
got all the stuff that you are going to grab during the course of the day, right there,
easy to use. My pliers, I’ve got, my knife. This is a knife sharpener, but I use it for
a hook sharpener. You see my other videos about how to do that, how to use it. Of course,
my nippers along with my control for the Power-Poles. I have those attached me. I just had it in
there right now, and then, of course, my scale. Other things you’ll find in here — here is
all my plastic baits, anchoring baits, they’re all sorted, they’re all labelled. My crank
baits are shallow, medium and deep diver boxes, I have that for those of it. I have box for
jigs. I have another one for my weights and terminal tackle hooks, that sort of thing.
I have one for tubes and another the one for spider jigs, etc, finesse kit, all labelled,
all here ready to go. These are the ones I use the most, so they’re really easy to get
to. I have a spinnerbait box right here. All my spinnerbaits and buzzbaits right in there. I also use these plastic baits, plastic bags
here. These are the baits that, for the most part, for instance Rage Tail. Rage Tails,
they come in their own clam box, so they retain their shapes. I don’t like to take them all
out and throw them to a Plano box, because then they can, over time, can lose their shapes.
So I just keep them in there in their original packaging. I put them in a Ziploc bag like
this and makes it really easy to see what it is I’m looking for and find them real fast.
So I throw them in that. Other than that, I’ve got my culling kit and I got a scale,
that sort of thing. Easy to get to during a tournament. This storage box, by the way,
is a container that goes all the way to the front of the boat, way up there. So what I
have beyond there is I have some extra raingear. I have throw cushions, some extra PFDs, if
we want to bring anybody else on board, that kind of stuff. So that’s what’s all in here,
keeps it all nice and organized. All right, let’s move a little further down
the boat. All right, let’s take a look and see what we’ve got inside the glove box. The
good and bad thing about this glove box is it’s really deep, holds a lot of stuff. The
bad thing about it is that holds a lot of stuff, and the stuff can get jumbled around
really easily, especially when you’re going around on a lake, it’s really bumpy out or
just trailering, to and from the lake. All your stuff can get all mixed up here and make
it hard to find things. So what we did is we went down, first of all, right up front
here, we have all the stuff that we want to grab. My wife uses this the most, but any
way we’ve got scents, we’ve got our Power-Pole controllers, that sort of stuff, extra baits
laying around, the ones we are going to use really quick. But we went down to the department store,
and we got these, got these little trays. These trays work great to keep things sorted.
We’ve got a his and hers. So my spare glasses in here. I got my Buffs. A little note, by
the way, about glasses. I’ve got clear pair in here. What I’ve got is I use these when
I go down the lake early in the morning. There are just pair of shop glasses. I just picked
it up at Sears. That’s all they are. They’re just clear. But I use them in the morning,
because it’s really, usually, our blast off is just barely light enough out to be safe
light so if you wear pair of sunglasses, it’s a little dark out to see everything. So I’ve
got these shop glasses. They work great early morning runs. Keeps your eyes protected. Keeps
them from watering up while you are ripping down the lake. Anyway, everything is all stored here in these
little compartments. And on the sides of them, we’ve got things like our license, fishing
licenses. We’ve got maps. We have the registration for the boat, that kind of stuff. All right, let’s take a look and see what
we’ve got here in the back storage compartments. All right now, guys, this is my wife’s tackle
compartment. You all know most of the ladies are more organized than us guys. Welcome to
Organization 101. This is my wife’s stuff. She got it really made. What she does is,
first of all, here is your culling kit, just right on top again, easily accessible. We
have here a couple of the storage trays that she uses the most. Here’s the hooks and weights,
everything all nicely organized. Can you believe that? Look at how organized that is, a little
way to do it. But anyway, she keeps it right up top, easily get to. And then her jigs,
right here, again. Notice this box. This box she has here is
actually, I’m not going to take it out, let me show you this first. Again same concept
that I had in the Glad Lock bag, she puts it here in a grocery bag, same sort of thing
but all her Rage Tails. They’re all here, easy to get to, spare set of rain gear. But
this box, this tackle you see is all nicely organized, well-labelled. Heed note, got to
do it that way, but she put it in this bag. This is the bag that you use it for bank fisherman.
Put it all in one bag and what she does is when she is getting ready for tournaments,
a lot of times, she just takes the whole bag out of the compartment, brings it to the living
room, then she can sit there and organize and watch TV while she’s at it. Nice, convenient
way, or when you’re in the winter time, when you’re reorganizing everything, restocking,
the whole nine yards. You just pull out one big bag, you got it all in one shot. Great
way to keep it organized. We also have it here our “Please release me”,
“Catch and release”, that sort of thing. All ready to go. So if we need to use them,
it’s easily accessible. All right now, let’s go take a look at the
other compartment. All right now, in this one, this is where we have the boat stuff.
All the things we need, just in case we have an emergency or something like that. First
of all, we have our weigh-in bags, gotta have those easy to get to along with our bumpers.
Got to have that. They’re still wet from the tournament. And we then have, here’s our ropes
for the dock, we have bunch of those. But the rest of the stuff, we have a flare kit.
We have an extra net here that we can use. It’s a livewell net. I don’t know how many
of you have seen seen that before, but this works great for stubborn fish that are hard
to get out of the livewell. And then I have assorted stuff in here. I’ve
got a toolkit, 128-piece toolkit. I’ve got a kit here that has a horn, an air horn in
it, with some extra rags. I’ve got some oil, extra oil for the motor. I have just extra
stuff in case we have an emergency. We’re all ready to go. I even have a shovel here,
for some reason, but I’ve got that ready too. Oh yeah, that’s right, I put that in there
because we fish a lot of places where you can actually get up on the sand bars, so I
got a shovel so we can dig ourselves out. Anyway, all my stuff, just in case something
happens and goes wrong, it’s all in here, plus the tournament bags and the ropes and
that sort of thing to tie under the docks. Anyway that’s how we got it all organized.
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  • Reply Aaron zman May 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm


  • Reply msm8ted May 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm


  • Reply Jonathan Hooper May 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Great vid

  • Reply Travis Wright May 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Free baits? Yeah….

  • Reply 210 Bassin May 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm


  • Reply B.R. May 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Can't have enough bait!

  • Reply Hunter Ross May 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I could use those baits!!

  • Reply mench209 May 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Can never have too much tackle

  • Reply Alex Yang May 5, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Nice video bass resource!!

  • Reply badzr2 May 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Nice tips…thanks

  • Reply Dale Boomershine May 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Glenn for your insights. I am coming back to Bass Fishing after many years away and have found the tips and techniques very helpful.  Please keep it coming.  By the way, did I hear LOD ROCKERS?

  • Reply t.cutter collins May 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    good tips, thx!!

  • Reply JohnnyBlazeIVXX May 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Very nice organization. Would love some of those baits!

  • Reply Josh D May 5, 2015 at 5:03 pm


  • Reply Rick Ford May 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Yes,tackle organization is very important!

  • Reply Ken Jensen May 5, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Wish I had that kind of room but great info!

  • Reply Justin Sisavath May 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    thanks for the tips!!

  • Reply Brandon Sheppard May 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks, Very Helpful

  • Reply River Rat May 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Wish I had a boat!!! Lol good video though

  • Reply Dan Feeney May 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Can't wait to get a boat that I can organize.

  • Reply Corey May May 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Great video some good tips!

  • Reply J Opie May 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Great setup. Wish I could have a boat like that, but my little boat is better than nothing!

  • Reply william etson May 5, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    now give more time to fish

  • Reply rick spencer May 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Lots of great ideas for boat organization, this video was very helpful.

  • Reply James Brown May 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm


  • Reply Chris Trabucco May 5, 2015 at 8:39 pm


  • Reply Ryan McIntyre May 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I'm an organization FREAK and this video is amazing to me.  I've watched it twice in a row now.  Thank you for editing the video to hold frame on his wife's terminal tackle box while he put it away.

  • Reply Kevin Beachy May 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Great vid, just like usual

  • Reply Ken Browning May 5, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Some good idea's thanks!!    Unfortunately, my boat is quite a bit smaller and doesn't have any rod lockers or other places for storage. I have to rely on organizing tackle boxes.

  • Reply Dick Magruder May 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    That was a well organized boat. I didn't realize they had so much storage with me being a land fisherman. Very cool!

  • Reply David Phillips Jr. May 6, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Good Stuff ! ! ! !

  • Reply Kevin Rush May 6, 2015 at 12:12 am

    great video, I too am getting organized. I have lots of those plastic containers.

  • Reply njedgell07 May 6, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Nice video. Always like easier ways to organize tackle.

  • Reply Mike Boda May 6, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Always good videos. I need me some more tackle

  • Reply Brandon Holmes May 6, 2015 at 12:52 am

    This makes a bank fisherman jealous

  • Reply leonardseals May 6, 2015 at 12:59 am

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  • Reply Jaret Lagrange May 6, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Pretty smart idea to label the tackle boxes like that. I've never thought to do that before.

  • Reply MidwestVideoDepot May 6, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Nice tour of the boat!

  • Reply Kyle Bumgardner May 6, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Great vid! Thanks BR!

  • Reply Brady King May 6, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Thanks for the tips br!

  • Reply Mitchel Rothrock May 6, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Nice setup

  • Reply Robert Grasso May 6, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Cool video Glenn keep them coming

  • Reply Team Wagy May 6, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Lol 0:10 "Lod Rockers".  It's all good, I have made YouTube mistakes, like when I was reviewing a Ford Excursion, I kept saying Expedition!

  • Reply Dana Anderson May 6, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Great ideas I am going to change my boat compartments around I can see the advantage to this method Thank You

  • Reply Fishing_Texas_956 May 6, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Nice glad I found this channel

  • Reply Holly Lahey May 6, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Cool video.

  • Reply Dylan Malin May 6, 2015 at 9:23 am


  • Reply Steven Preston May 6, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Good video ! Shared !

  • Reply Matthew Walker May 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    the only thing I organize lol

  • Reply Jose Santa-Maria May 6, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Very standard way of organizing but very effective.

  • Reply nickinky May 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Great Vid!

  • Reply tonymaxedon May 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Organization is of key importance in tournament fishing success!

  • Reply liz puckett May 7, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Awesome video thanks for sharing.

  • Reply MrWheelchairPreacher May 7, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Good stuff on organizing on the boat.

  • Reply Jack Herron May 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Great info on this video

  • Reply Carol Burgess May 7, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Love the organization on the boat

  • Reply Allen Thomas May 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I like the idea of different color rod sleeves.

  • Reply Krissy Pratt May 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Great tips, wish we still had our boat. Doesn't stop me from fishing though

  • Reply jeremy hainsey May 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm


  • Reply william stewart May 8, 2015 at 1:01 am

    like the way it is set uo

  • Reply Donald Gordy May 8, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I need to buy way more bins!

  • Reply Bass Turdz May 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    The lod rockers huh? Haha. 0:12

  • Reply Chloe Moore May 22, 2015 at 12:42 am

    I don't even fish, but I still really enjoyed the organization factor in this video!

  • Reply Travis James June 7, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Glen you and Gene should team up and do a vid together.

  • Reply RamTruckLover69 July 23, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    lod rockers

  • Reply lendog August 31, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    great videos!

  • Reply ballsofrock October 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    so you are canadian? the way you said bag at 3:05, do you also say draygon?

  • Reply Alec Hamilton April 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Lod rockers?! I want one of those!

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