This is the most important step as you must drill a hole through the plastic rib that runs down the length of the mount. Best to start with a smaller drill size to act as a pilot hole for the final drill size. Also, it is essential that you counter sink the hole enough to ensure that the head of the screw does not interfere with the attachment of the mating camera bracket. Make a few test tries as you increase the depth of the counter sink. I decided to leave the foam pad (that has an adhesive coating) on the mount so that it would help the mount to conform to the shape of the lure and also to let it serve as spring locking method for the screw/nut.