What Do You Do With All This Stuff!

By: Craig Sandell In Collaboration With Mark Nurczyk © 2021

If you have been Musky fishing for a few years, you are likely to have an arsenal of lures similar to those pictured at the left.

Having lots of lures, presents the Musky angler with a dilemma…“How do I get all these lures in the boat and still have room to fight a reluctant Musky”?

Simple…you don’t! There is no way you are going to use more than a few lures for any Musky outing. However, limited lure inventory also means limited lure choice options.

Musky anglers are typically inventive and Mark Nurczyk is no exception. After reading one of our articles about lure storage boat options, Mark came up with a very unique approach to getting more lure choices in the boat.

Like many of you, Mark has a Plano 7915 and like many of you, his tackle box was stuffed with lures.

Doubtless, this box configuration leaves a lot to be desired regarding accessibility.

There is no place in the box for all the little bits and pieces of equipment that we use when we are on the water.

Many of you have additional boxes that contain:


as well as any number of additional items that one might feel are necessary for success on the water.

Mark decided that there had to be a better way and so, he started from scratch with an empty Plano 7915.

Mark also when on a search for containers that would fit inside the Plano box but would provide storage but also visibility for the lures, leaders, tools and his miscellaneous items.

It turns out that Plano also offers small storage boxes of various sizes that that can be used for all of his stuff.

Mark was able to find small Plano boxes that were available at Menards.

These box model numbers are:

3700 (deep)
3700 (standard)
3707 (no partitions)
3630 (deep)
3620 (standard)
3600 (narrow).


Mark then went on to label each of the boxes:

Once the boxes were labeled, the process of installing them into the Plano 7915 box was easy.

With all of the boxes installed into the Plano 7915, Mark had a tackle box that had his lures and his miscellaneous fishing items all in a single tackle box.

Certainly, you may have a different approach to keeping the boat clutter down to a minimum, but Mark's approach is clearly a thoughtful and efficient use of his existing Plano tackle box. As the off season progresses and the Musky show season approaches, hopefully Mark's approach will provide some "food for thought".

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