I lost three rods worth $700 the second day of the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship. While I was rooting through my crate behind the seat, my butt got a little too far outboard, and I flipped into 52-degree Kentucky Lake. Miraculously, three rods stayed in the tubes and I could, wet and shivering, keep fishing, but I’m not counting on miracles anymore.
Here are two simple, yet rarely used, hacks to keep rods in rod holder tubes. Apparently, few yak bass anglers think they’ll capsize.
All captions: Dave Mull