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The Bassroom: When You Need a Private Moment for 'Relief'

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for clever word play, especially when it involves a bodily function.

Matt Smith hooked me with all of that and then some. His Mesquite, Texas, company, Cover Your Bass, sells the Bassroom, a private, portable toilet for your boat. It can also be set up on the ground or in the back of a truck. (Click the image below or the link in the right margin to learn more.)


Smith says: "We've created this product to fill a void. You never know who has a camera or video phone and would enjoy the 10 minutes of fame by posting a video of you 'caught in the act' on YouTube or similar social network websites. The price, privacy, and function of the Bassroom provides security and comfort for much less than the cost of embarrassment or possible legal fees for over-exposure while on the lake."

Of course, it's also more eco-friendly than you-know-what and will save you the time of motoring all the way back to the porta-potties at the launch site or a secluded stretech of shoreline.

Back in the pre-ESPN days of B.A.S.S., I remember plenty of pros who would have loved to have the Bassroom onboard during the Bassmaster Classic. They spent many an agonizing hour with swollen bladders to prevent that "over-exposure" to the boaters who followed them around all day.

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Reader Comments (3)

I have one of these. As an aging angler who still enjoys tournament fishing and who spends hours on the water, the BassRoom is a life-saver and time-saver. In addition to providing me privacy on lakes that I fish, its versatility is endless. I have even used it as a tent and slept in my boat in a campground or at a boat ramp during out of town tournament events.

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Berry

I thought that Bassroom looked as if it might be used for a tent. Great idea.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterActivist Angler

one of the best uses i've seen with it is getting out of the sun. always in the summer, around noon, i would TRY to find a shady spot on the lake to take a lunch break and get out of the heat. almost impossible on my lake. - it basically sets itself up over the whole console area and after unzipping both ends, you get a nice breeze running through it. now sometimes i don't go right back to fishing after lunch. about half the time i take a nap. - i wasn't really even thinking about using it for getting out of the sun when i got. i mainly got it for camping on my boat. i like to fish till about midnight, set it up, sleep till daylight and start fishing again. sometimes i even stick a rod out of the door for catfish while sleeping and turn on the click-drag. absolutely great for boat camping!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBassker

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