Video: How to Install Track Systems for Rod Holders


Track systems on a boat make it much easier to convert the boat from fishing to other family activities, or from one species to another, quickly and efficiently. Before I found out about Bert’s Custom Tackle Track Systems, I used rail or side mounts, which are much more fragile and allow for little, if any, versatility.

While a track system easily holds rod holders, downriggers or other accessories, it is also a great way to keep from destroying fiberglass on high-traffic areas with sandy shoes and coolers.

Many anglers are overwhelmed by boat DIY projects, and often pass them by or pay the big bucks to have a dealership install them. Trust me, this is a project you can handle yourself if through-bolting is an option on your boat. Watch the video below where I explain the process in detail. Tip: This is a great project to complete during the winter months so your boat is ready to roll next spring!

FYI: Bert’s Custom Tackle offers tracks in different finishes and lengths to fit just about any job. It is also very convenient that they include stainless mounting hardware in the packaging.

Editor’s note: Capt. Ross Robertson of Bigwater Guide Service and his crew provide educational guide trips for monster walleyes and smallmouth bass. The Bigwater team fishes ice-out to ice-up on the Great Lakes, spending the majority of the year on Lake Erie’s western and central basins.

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