SULPHER SPRINGS, TX—Matt and Kirk Smith, father and son fishermen from North Texas, think they’ve come up with a product that may prove popular among anglers who find themselves aboard their bass boat and out in nature when, uh, nature calls.
The Smiths have created a portable privy—called The Bassroom—they say that can be assembled atop a bass boat in two minutes or less.
Father Matt Smith says the Bassroom is “environmentally better” than the alternatives and addresses a growing concern among anglers--especially pros--over liability issues.
“With a growing number of houses around lakes, and with more folks having cameras on their cell phones, exposing oneself to take care of personal business can land one in trouble,” he says.
The Bassroom system includes a domed cover, stool with full toilet seat, and black, zip-up plastic bags for waste.
The Smiths say their product has received an enthusiastic response—especially from female anglers.
“I’ve had some of the lady pros tell me something like this has been needed for a long time,” says Matt.