Having plenty of insulated ice capacity proves critical for three reasons. One is to keep frozen bait, an important backup in case you cannot catch or obtain live bait. Second, you need to keep your chum iced down so it too remains frozen until it’s time to lay down a chum line. Finally, once you land a big king, you want to get it buried in ice as soon as possible to stay fresh and retain its original weight, particularly if you’re competing in a tournament. “Once we land a big girl, it goes straight into the ice,” says Foster, whose boat has two 85-gallon insulated fish lockers in the stern deck, and two insulated lockers in the foredeck that hold 115 and 208 gallons. “Every ounce counts,” he adds.