Bass Pro Shops® Bucket Caddy
5 stars with modification
Works great for making space in your bucket for all the fish you are going to catch. Holds 3 poles and 2 tip-ups. It has 2 big pockets, one has a zipper the other is open, then a little pocket big enough for a gps/phone.
I have wooden tip ups and these are too heavy and the whole thing slips off. It did hold up the plastic tip-ups.
It was an easy fix. I replaced the elastic strap with a normal black strap (shoulder strap form a duffel bag). I also poked holes through the material to put the bucket handle through. Now it fits snug and won't slide down no matter what the weight.
The price is cheap enough that it is well worth getting even though I had to modify it.
December 10, 2010
Not Bad But Needs Improvements
Overall, the Bucket Caddy is a fairly nice product. There are a couple design flaws, however. For one, the elastic band around the top isn't strong enough to hold the Caddy on the bucket if you put any type of weight in the caddy, such as your tip ups or poles. I recommend removing the elastic and using a strong nylon rope or tighening strap. Second, the velcro loops above the pockets are off-set from the pocket thus if you are using this to hold your ice rods, the velcro can't be used. Just a poor design, that's all. Other than that, it has a good price and once I fastened it with a nylon strap, it works well.
March 14, 2011
this caddy fits perfectly over a certain home repair store's orange bucket. a few things i noticed that were wrong with it, were it not being able to support weight without falling down and the velcro straps not lining up with the pockets. to fix the weight issue, i poked holes through the caddy and put the handle of the bucket through the holes on each side. then on top of that i zip tied the back together for added tightness. i havent put any fishing poles in the pockets so the offset velcro doesnt bother me. i put all my necessities for fishing in this caddy and it's perfect for me.
November 25, 2012
I use the bucket caddy on a seven gallon bucket with the Plano 725 Bucket Top StowAway Organizer on top. Talk about "Being Prepared. When I switch from fresh water to salt water all I need to do is change the stowaway organizer on top. Great for use on the boat, at the shore or fishing from the dock. I carry my rods in my hand until I reach my fishing location. Then I set the rods in the three holders. Plenty of pocket space even to carry a small first aid kit and a small disposiable camera too.
I added velco at the two bottom edges fix to the bucket to prevent the slide down effect.
August 10, 2010