Moving back, I have a white Engel Bait well that is used when Im fishing live bait. I can also use it without the aerator for cool drinks and ice in the summer. Behind it I have my homemade kayak tackle box. I can place 3 plano sleeves and plastics in the box. I also added a rod holder to the back of it. With the design of the skimmer, I can access both the bait and the tackle/rods in a forward facing seated position.
Finally I added a SEALS pad on the seat for added comfort during those 8+ hour days on the water.
This picture is the view without the live well.
|Full Side View|
In this picture, you can see the normal Gear Trac under the center scotty mount, and the Gear Trac 90 in which a Ram holder is mounted on. I love the Gear Trac's because they give me almost infinite options for my fishing needs. I can remove everything from the tracks and I have a virtually snag free deck for fly casting, or I can put as many rod holders I could fish from on the tracks. If you dont know about Yak Attack, click the link and check them out! Finally, before you get to the center hatch, I mounted some noise dampening plastic grip tape in the areas that I tend to set rods down on. I can set my rods down, grab another rod, and cast to a fish quickly without spooking them.
I have a few pending modifications, which include a rudder, trolley, and track enhancement installation. I will post up pictures once I have completed those modifications.
Also, I hope to put out some reviews this week. Ill be reviewing the Shamano Crucial bait casting series rods, The Blair Wiggins S-Curve spinning rods, the BPS Jonny Morris Signature Series bait casting reels, and the Engel live wells. Until next time...