Bait Towel is a Kayak Fishing Essential

Bait Towel – So convenient

    A couple months ago I started using a product called Bait Towel and I can’t believe it took me this long to start.  I have been kayak fishing for quite a few years and I can’t tell you how many times I have needed a towel or rag and either forgot it or just couldn’t t find it.  One time in particular I was fishing at night for Striped Bass using live eels.  If you’ve ever used live eels as bait you know that some type of rag is a must.  Well, I get out to my spot grabbed my rod and box of eels and I realized I forgot a rag.  I had no idea what I was going to do to grab these eels.  I was wearing pants that have zip off legs to turn them into shorts.  I ended up having to unzip one leg and use the bottom of my pants leg to grab the eels all night.  It was a cold night out so I ended up being cold and that eel slime never completely came off my pants.
Having that experience in my head I came across The Bait Towel while browsing the internet.  It was such a simple idea but such a perfect product.  It’s a 16″ x 16″ microfiber towel with a carabiner clip on one corner.  It is extremely absorbent and also dries very quickly.  It also washes very well and most stains are easily removed.  I had one covered in squid ink from a night of squid fishing, I threw it in the washer when I got home and was shocked when I saw it looked like new after one wash.
The most important part of the towel is of course the carabiner.  While kayak fishing I either keep it clipped to my PFD or to my kayak on the side handle or my seat.  I never have to guess where my towel is when I grab an eel or need to wipe off my hands after handling a fish.  It is always right there where I leave it.  After washing it I clip it back to my PFD for my next trip.  When I fish from shore I clip it to the suspenders on my waders.  When fishing on a boat I clip it to the rails, console or right on my belt loop.
Another great thing about this towel is the low cost.  You can buy one for $4.99, 3 for $13.47, 6 for $24.00 and all the way up to 72 packs.  I ended up going with the 6 pack and have no doubt I will get a ton of use out of them.
I highly recommend this low cost product to any one who fishes.  You will be amazed at how much you end up using it when you have it handy and how helpful it is.  It’s such a simple idea and I cant believe it took me this long to start using one.  Go to and check them out.