It’s hard to argue with results. We got this great note from Marty James stating simply, “I wanted to show you guys something too. It’s a removable fishing rod holder.”
The Queensland, Australia native walked us through what it takes to convert your weekend cruiser into a dual-purpose fishing rig with just a little bit of elbow grease and an extra hour’s worth of time.
“I purchased this 2012 Kawasaki 300LX in February of this year at the JetSkiShop with zero hours, brand new, grey import. I was pissed off when they sold out locally in the white and the ’13 and ’14 didn’t do anything for me.
“I use it for bass fishing at the local lake – Lake Somerset – north of Brisbane. That rod in the picture is my surf rod; I pull up on a beach and have a fish. I just have a kayak fish net for landing anything. I wanted everything to be all removable as we tow tubes more than anything else, and this was a nice package that was low profile when removed.
“[The installation is] very simple, [and allows for] many installation options. The quickest is to use the backing plate it comes with. The profile is about 10mm higher, but all it requires are (4) screws (provided) and you’re done.
“I went for the low profile option which meant die grinding out a recess for the base. Then, I used (2) screws and it was done. I did silicone mine as well so it wouldn’t rattle. You can do rail mount, deck mount, or side mount, so possibilities are endless.”