Looking for a better spot to clean fish or cut bait? Find a table that is up to the task.

If you fish from your boat and have been using the top of a cooler or the boat’s gunwale to cut bait or clean fish, consider adding a bait cutting table or fish cleaning station. Apart from freeing up that cooler so your friend can actually sit on it, adding a bait cutting table will help to keep the mess in one place and make for a more efficient use of space. Since all of the bait cutting tables and fish cutting stations that West Marine offers are made of high-density, UV-resistant polyethylene, they are extremely durable and easy to clean. If you like to grill your catch onboard, larger tables can be used for serving those scrumptious fillets to family and friends. Want to mount your table? Bait tables mount to a boat just like marine grills, with a number of mounting styles available, including fishing rod holder mounts, surface mounts and even mounts that fit to the accessory rail of a kayak. Mounts are sold separately. Popular brands include Magma and Blacktip—available exclusively at West Marine.

Important features to consider in a bait cutting table:

  • Size: Do you want it just for cutting bait, or do you also want to clean fish?
  • FDA-approved material for use with food
  • Rounded edges and corners for safety
  • Fish measuring ruler
  • Knife and tool slots
  • Raised rails to contain the mess
  • Compatibility with available mounts