Keep Your Livewell Drain Plug Handy and Accessible

Add a hook to your livewell as a keeper for the drain plug

Keep the livewell plug readily available with a hook.Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Misplacing the drain plug to a livewell marks an inauspicious start to any fishing trip. Here’s a great idea for keeping track of this simple, yet vital, item that I saw employed on the new Everglades 395cc. Each livewell came equipped with an inexpensive nylon hook (about $5) on the rim that lets you hang the plug (which has a loop on top) once you remove it from the drain hole in the well. The hook keeps the plug readily accessible and hard to miss the next time you need to fill the well, and it sure beats scouring every locker, cabinet, nook and cranny to find that dang plug before you go fishing. Think about adding such a hook to your livewell.