Sykes experimented with several materials before deciding that .080-gauge aluminum provided the best combination of durability, light weight, resistance to saltwater and the all-important ability to transfer cool from the ice to the bait, without having to cover it in ice and allow the runoff to soften it. Max Bait Trays are powder-coated and white for ease in cleaning and to best reflect light and heat when left on the cooler or deck for a few moments while changing baits.
Max Bait Trays are built in North Carolina from components made in the United States. They are available in two depths, in a wide variety of length and width combinations to fit most popular coolers. The 2.3-inch deep tray is ideal for rigged baits, while the 3.9-inch deep tray holds boxes of bulk baits. The trays interlock and can be lifted out of the cooler without fear of one sliding off. The only accessory is a prep station/cutting board that uses interlocking tabs to fit securely into the top tray and also helps insulate the cooler from the top.