So last year was my first year owning a boat up here and fishing. We just pieced our way through a couple fishing trips and this year I want to get outfitted. We're talking about the essentials as far as tackle. So we fish just about everything...rockfish, cod, halibut, salmon, etc. I have rods, downriggers, some halibut gear for bait fishing, and lots of plugs and some spoons.
What do you recommend for basic essentials in your tackle box for heading out in the salt?
Another bigger question, how do you keep your gear organized? It seems that the size of the gear up here fills tackle boxes quickly. What are folks favorite tackle storage devices?
Thanks in advance for the help.