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.
Great product and very easy to use. I bought
it because most kayak tournaments require
one like this. I only gave it 4 stars because it
needs to have the lines colored black with a
sharpie and also a modification to make it
float better. Other than that I love it and it
holds the fish nicely and tucks behind the seat
of my Ride 115x easily.
hobie pro angler12
Great product. Very bright so
easy to keep up with.
Extremely durable. Have it for
my Kayak to measure and
release so as to catch and
battle again. Shipping and
service were spot on as well
Great product. Floats without
adding any foam (salt and
brackish water). The lines
could be more visible. I simply
took a Sharpie and highlighted
the lines for the min and max
sizes of the fish that I target
most. This allows for quick at
a glance checking and
releasing. Being lightweight
and plastic works ideal for
kayak fishing. Simple, good
product. Free shipping made it
the best deal from ACK.
Needs to have lines highlighted in
black. Will try to mark with a
sharpie but would have been nice
to come with black lines.