I bought the white Hawg Trough and it is perfect. Strong plastic
construction. I got tired of rusting measuring tapes and yard sticks
that break. This trough holds the fish well and allows exact
measurements. I used a black sharpe and drew on some of the slot
limit lines. I also drew some common size and bag limits on the back.
Excellent product. Very helpful in measuring a catch
accurately...sure beats holding a fish and trying to fumble around
with a tape measure.
Bought 2 of these so my wife and I can measure and photo are
catches. We both belong to the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association
so CPR are catches. There just what we needed.
The Hawg Trough is a great tool that would be better if the
measurements were more visible. ACK is a great place to purchase
Product was what I was looking
for. I had to break out the
Sharpie to fill in the lines to
make it easier to read in
photographs. I added 1/2 inch
foam backer rod in the
channels on the back to make
it float. Great product!
I'll preface this review by
stating I fish from a kayak.
When I purchased this, I was
looking for a quick and easy
way to measure fish. On that
count, this works well.
As many others have stated, it
would be nice if this floated.
With limited space on a kayak,
My only problem has been
where to stow this while I fish.
I currently keep it in the front
housed in my net, but I am
looking for a more convenient
solution. I need it to be both
accessible and out of the way.
I'm sure that I will come up
with a solution.
In all, I am happy with the
product. The trough makes it
much easier to measure then
the other alternatives.
Good but it isn't ready to go
fishing right out of the box. It
doesn't float but those
channels on the back side will
securely hold a few quartered
wine corks. The raised
incremental measurement lines
are difficult to see until you put
your steady hand and a felt tip
marker to work. Another
version of this device has the
measurements on the top and
metric measurements on the
bottom for those fishing
outside the USA.
Its the perfect size and color,
and reasonable priced. It's a
little flimsier than I thought it
would be but I like the light
weight so I'm ok with that
compromise. Now please
make it float! Sure, I can make
it float a variety of ways but I'd
pay a few bucks more for one
that floated right out of the
Would like to see this made a
Worked well on my first trip
out with it. My second time out
it slipped off and slowly sank to
the bottom of the Bay. PLEASE,
help us save the environment
and make the Hawg Trough
So far so good. As others have mentioned,
measurements can be bit hard to make out at
times, and the constructions is a little thin and
weak. It would be nice to see a new version
with contrasting measurement increments, as
well as a little sturdier construction. Its sole
purpose is to measure fish, and making those
measurement increments more discernible
would make it better suited for that task.
Add foam to make it float (just in case) and
you're ready to go. Wish they would paint
the tick marks black to make it easier to
read, but that's nothing a permanent
marker and some patience can't fix.