Tackle Storage And Bass Boat Organization

Spring has arrived and its time to get your boat ready for fishing! We're taking you on board Tim's boat to look at how he organizes his tackle, what tools and accessories he keeps on board, as well as some key tips and tricks to make your life easier on the water!

Boat organization isn't glamorous but its a critical part of every boat. From properly balancing equipment in order to maintain a level boat, to organizing tackle in a way that keeps it secure, yet easy to access, boat layout is an important part of every angler's plan.

Tim gives us a complete walk through of his compartments and explains why each item was chosen. Whether Tim is organizing his hooks in ziplocs or putting a paper funnel in a back compartment, he's thinking ahead and streamlining his equipment.

Below is a breakdown of the gear Tim discussed in the video. The items are in order of appearance to make it simple for you to find what you're searching for.

-Loc -R- Bar System - http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

-Spoolin Buddy Jr. 5 Unit - http://bit.ly/2EAbynX

-The Rod Gove - http://bit.ly/2TJSF8X

-Plano KVD Speedbag Worm Files - http://bit.ly/2GYT4RC

-Bass Mafia Money Bag - http://bit.ly/2P059cO

-Plano WaterProof StowAway 3740 - http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

-Eye Surrender Pocketed Bait Wraps - http://bit.ly/2h4IN6I

-Bass Mafia Bait Casket 3600 - http://bit.ly/2S90Zhl

-Bass Mafia Bait Coffin 3700 - http://bit.ly/2VBdFPe

-Plano Alabama Rig Stowaway - http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN

-The Red One A Rigger 4pk - http://bit.ly/2nymWrO

-Plano Custom Divider 3770 - http://bit.ly/2XCbMnb

-Plano Leader Spool Box 1087 - http://bit.ly/2wMPd4t

-Weego Jump Starters - http://bit.ly/2NNnze8

-Plano XXL Pro Latch Utility Box 7080 - http://bit.ly/2H3wWG2


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Matt's New Boat Tour- Full Restoration Update

Matt's new bass boat is almost done! Every last wire was removed from the boat and an entire new wiring harness was installed. When they said this was going to be a ground-up restoration they meant it! New electronics, trolling motor, jack plate, talons, and more!

The boat itself is an '08 Champion 210 Elite. The 210 is arguably the best rough water bass boat ever built. In order to make this boat travel worthy for years to come, the guys have stripped it to the ground and are rebuilding the boat one piece at a time. They work is almost complete so it was time for an update.

The components that have (or will) be installed, are broken down below.

At The Bow...

Trolling Motor- Ultrex 112 Link: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW

Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Electronics Mount- T-H Marine Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

Hydrowave Feeding Stimulator: http://bit.ly/2BCrdVx

Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4

At The Console...

Hot Foot Throttle: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO

Main Unit- Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Side Unit- Humminbird Solix 12: http://bit.ly/2AE2YDB

Main Mount- Bass Boat Technologies: Direct From Manufacturer

Side Mount- BalzOut Mount w/ 6" arm: http://bit.ly/2HnxLtu

At The Stern...

Anchors- Talon 15' Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP

Jack Plate- Bob's Machine Hydraulic: http://bit.ly/2RtsHck

Battery Charger- Minn Kota Precision: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA


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How To Buy A Used Boat

Boat buying doesn't have to be a gamble! With these quick tips you'll know exactly what to look for the next time you're shopping for a used boat. From motor issues to water leaks, transom cracks to hidden damage, we cover all the issues that might arise.

The two most important factors when shopping for a used boat are the compression numbers on the motor and the experience you have while test driving. There are a lot of other factors that we'll cover in this video but those are the two keys that you never want to skip. There are a lot of flaws that a seller can hide but if you get the diagnostic report and drive the boat virtually all of the hidden concerns will make themselves known.

Matt intends to fully restore this boat in the coming months, very similarly to Tim's Champion 210. By purchasing on the used market, both anglers were able to put additional funds toward updating and restoring the boats. Below is the extended list of components that will be added to the boat in the coming months.


Graphs- Humminbird Solix 15's: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW

Battery Charger- Minn Kota Digital 4 bank: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA

Anchors- Talon 12' Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP

Imaging- Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4

Batteries- (4) Odyssey 31M PC2150: Source Online

Stimulator- Hydrowave Feeding Stimulator: http://bit.ly/2BCrdVx

Mounts and Accessories...

Front Graph Mount- Kong Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

Console Graph Mount- KVD Kong Electronics Mount: http://bit.ly/2MohNwS

Hot Foot Adjustable Slide: http://bit.ly/2NauvVD

Jack Plate- Atlas Hydraulic: http://bit.ly/2QpkCkS

Loc-R-Bar: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Keel Guard- Megaware 8 foot: http://bit.ly/2N5p36m


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Tour Matt's Bass Boat 2017

Per your request, here is the complete tour of Matt's boat boat. This is the boat you see in many of our videos and its also the boat Matt uses for all of his guiding. From the equipment, to the tackle, to some important tips on what gear you need to carry to keep your boat running when you're out on the water, you don't want to miss this video!

We put off doing this video because we didn't see the initial value but we included some tips on storage, boat layout, and most importantly on essential equipment that should really help you with your own boat. 

Matt's Equipment...
Minn Kota Ultrex 112 w/ 52" Shaft: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Minn Kota 12' Dual Talons: http://bit.ly/2hx19RD
Talon Wireless Switch: http://bit.ly/2w3LfDC
Minn Kota Precision Charger: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA

Mercury ProXS 250 Outboard: Source at your local Mercury Dealer

Matt's Essential Tackle and Gear...
Rod Gloves (Sleeves): http://bit.ly/2vnwYip
Plano Waterproof 3700 Deep Boxes: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia Deep Boxes: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ
Mustang Life Jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Line Storage Boxes: http://bit.ly/2wMPd4t

Essential Tools...
Prop Wrench: http://bit.ly/2gcaTk5
Side Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Split RIng Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Needle Nose Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Spare Boat Plug: http://bit.ly/2wN7O0b

Additional Tools and supplies you need to find...
-Spare Hub Kit
-Zip Ties
-Duct Tape
-First Aid Kit
-Socket Set
-Wrench Set
-Allen Wrenches
-Phillips Head Screw Driver
-Flat Head Screw Driver
-Jumper Cables
-50' Rope
-Spare Connectors
-Spare Nuts/Bolts/Screws


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