However, it does not float. Last week, I had a fish thrash while it was on the board and normally I can keep control of it, but this time it went over. It sank slowly, but I was not able to get to it in time and down to Davy Jones' locker it went. After I caught the next fish, I forgot what it was like trying to measure a fish without it (besides the monster Red Drum and Kow Stripers). I ordered a new one the next day and started thinking of ways to not lose it. A friend of mine suggested a retractable cable, and although it's a good idea, I couldn't logistically find a place to attach it to without getting in the way and/or slowing me down.
When I got it in the mail, I saw on the back that there were two groove and the light bulb came on. I got a roll of 1/2" x 3/8" strip foam insulation and some glue from the hardware store.
Crammed it into the two grooves
Ta Daa, bath tub tested! Good to go!
The Hawg Trough is available at Hook1 Kayak Fishing Gear.
About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia and a Pro Staff Member at YakAngler.com. He has earned a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the "tug that is the drug". He shares his love of the sport through his blog www.angling-addict.com.