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There’s nothing worse than paying your tournament entry fee, paddling out to your spot and kicking your Hawg Trough measuring board into the drink, then watching it waft out of sight. Now you can’t measure and photograph your catch, and unless a fellow competitor has one you can borrow, your day is done.
A while back, we showed how to pack some insulation foam into the back to make the trough float, but now we feel a couple of 5/16-inch dowel rods work better. For one, they’re easier to install; for another, they make the plastic board sturdier and harder to break when measuring fish.
Photo: Dave Mull