An organized tackle box can be an angler’s best asset during a thrilling fishing session while a messy one can quickly turn it into a failed excursion. A tackle box should be set up according to the techniques you use and the species that you usually target. If your trays are a mess and all your baits are mixed up, you won’t be able to rerig your lines quickly enough and will probably end up wasting half of your time trying to find the right tackle. 

Here are five simple tips to help you keep your tackle box better organized:

Empty Out Your Tackle Box

It’s the start of a new year and hopefully a line of successful fishing seasons await you – the only thing standing in the way of your angling success is now an unorganized tackle box. It may sound overwhelming but the first step to organizing your tackle box is emptying it completely. Empty out all the trays, compartments and cases, then clean it completely with a wet cloth and make sure to dust out all the tiny debris collected in all the tight corners of the box. 

Create Practical Compartments

Separate the tackle by making categories and creating separate sections for each. Use the plastic trays and dividers to help you sort the different types of tackle and arrange them in a way which would be most helpful for you while out fishing. Making labels for the sections would be even further helpful when you are trying to quickly find the right lure. 

Sort Tackle Using Species and Colors 

While you are in the cleaning and organizing process, another helpful tip would be to set your lures according to the species they are meant for. You will waste very little time looking for the right lure when you know exactly where it is. Sorting your tackle according to their colors will also help so that you don’t have to rummage through a mixed pile to find something specific. 

Keep Soft Plastics Separate

Put all your loose soft plastic baits in separate Ziplock bags so that they don’t get ruined or melt into each other. You can also leave all your soft bait in their original packaging so that they are safe from getting mixed with the hard bait. Organize them according to their type and then make sure to label them so that you can easily spot them when needed.

Make Use of Small Containers and Trays

There are several small tackle and other items such as hooks, floats, and sinkers that are an essential part of your tackle box. Instead of letting them get mixed up in the larger sections, use small plastic jars or small craft trays to set them properly. Or if you don’t have enough space, get adjustable dividers that can help you manage the storage space required for these small items. 

If your tackle box is ready but you are still looking at boats for sale in Wellington to start your fishing season, contact us at Mariner Marine and let us help you find exactly what you need to start your angling adventures. 

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