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Orion Coolers on the FLW Bass Tour

Keeping ice is a part of tournament Bass Fishing. While my Ranger Comanche z521c has two coolers on it, and they are better than what you typically find on a bass boat, they are designed for day use and it takes a few bags of ice to be sure you still have ice by the end of the day. I prefer to not worry about ice for days at a time and just load my Orion on the boat and keep it there, with drinks, food, etc.. For my FLW Walmart Tour event on Lake Okeechobee, I loaded one bag of ice in my Orion 25, along with 4 1 quart Gatorades, some candy bars, and Red Bull on Day 1. My co-angler added in a couple of drinks and sandwiches and we were off on Day 1. One day 2 I simply restocked my drinks and candy and my co-angler as well and we were off for day 2 of the tournament. The cooler made a good third seat as well as it is higher than the steps on the boat.

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I didn’t need anything fancy with my Orion, but the next two days fishing on Okeechobee were all done with the same one bag of ice I started with before the tournament. Buying ice at 5:45am in the dark, while trying to deal with a boat, etc.. isn’t easy. Not having to worry about it is priceless!

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As the weather heats up and the fishing goes to the ledges, keeping enough ice to keep the live well cool is critical to the survival of the fish. I will bring two bags of ice on those days. One for my food/drinks and one for my live-well.

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Next stop is Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC! Come by the Expo and see our coolers for yourself !

🙂
EJ

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