the boss and i took the canoe to knox today. we bought two 28 count boxes of waxworms. used all of them and went home. each worm accounted for 3 or 4 gills. fishing from the canoe has been simplefied by the addition of the stablizers. with them on the boat your comfort leval is increased because you can wiggle around, even stand up, without fear of overturning. i wouldn't recomend them for the river but for a lake they are an improvement.