Whether you’re planning your next fishing trip or just stocking up on gear for next season, there are a few boating essentials you should take with you. What are they?
1. CAMPORT Folding Camping Chair Stool Backpack
Most boats have a seat or two aboard the vessel. If you’re hitting the lake with a large group of fishermen, however, you’ll likely have to pack your own stool. This folding chair doubles as an insulated picnic bag and is strong enough to support up to 331 pounds.
2. Smart Fish Finder
Catch more fish with the Smart Fish Finder. This remote sensor can scan waters up to 130 feet deep to locate fish and monitor the depth, temperature and bottom structure of whatever body of water you’re casting into. Recharge the finder in as little as two hours and use it for up to three months before charging again.
3. Huk Icon X Camo Long-Sleeve Hoodie
Sunny afternoon fishing trips call for long-sleeve outerwear. This camo hoodie comes in a variety of colors and is made of lightweight, moisture-wicking material to keep you cool and dry. Odor fighting and stain-resistant treatments will also keep your hoodie spotless and smelling fresh. Plus, the long sleeves will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.
4. YETI Hopper Sidekick Dry
Keep your phone, sunglasses and various other valuables safe and dry with a YETI Hopper drybag. The dry hide shell features durable materials and construction similar to that of a whitewater raft. Rf-welded seams and hydro shield closure also help to form a waterproof barrier so you never have to wonder whether its contents are safe.
5. Microfiber Bait Towel
Reel Clean’s microfiber towels are perfect for wiping your hands after a quick release, baiting your line or filleting your catch. Simply clip one of these towels to your belt loop with the carabiner and use the fast-drying durable cloth all day long. Purchase a pack of three so you and your buddies have a few backups.
6. Line Welder System
Get rid of knot tying altogether with this handy line welder system. This gadget bonds 150 fishing lines per charge and creates a strong molded-in-place polymer sleeve without decreasing available line strength. Get a smooth, reliable bond in just 30 seconds and get back to catching fish.
7. KastKing Cutthroat 7” Fishing Pliers
If you plan on catching a whopper, you’ll inevitably need a pair of fishing pliers to pull that stubborn hook out of your catch. These KastKing Cutthroat pliers are corrosion resistant, making them ideal for both fresh and saltwater environments. The rubble handle allows for a comfortable grip and multi-function jaws can remove any hook with relative ease.
8. Dr.meter Fishing Scale
Weigh your behemoth of a fish with the Dr.meter fishing scale. This electronic balance is extremely accurate and features a backlit LCD display so you can weigh your catch day or night. Data lock, an auto-off function and unit conversion make this gadget easy to use as well.
9. Kwizing Fish Scaler Brush
Prep your catch and remove scales without fuss or mess with a Kwizing fish scale brush. The serrated sawtooth design ensures even and complete scale removal and the comfortable handle makes the job a breeze. Each brush is handmade in Japan and comes with a satisfaction guarantee.
10. Silicone Hard Bait Organizer
Organize your hard lures with a quality bait box. This particular organizer comes with silicone holders so your gear doesn’t shift or break during transportation. The box can hold 14 large or 35 small hard baits regardless of their shape. Magnetic closure keeps the case shut and a clear lid allows you to quickly and easily choose the right bait.
11. Penn SQL30LW Squall LevelWind
Snag big game fish on the high seas with this deep-sea trolling reel. Durable construction and a lightweight frame make this reel ideal for a variety of saltwater conditions. Its HT-100 carbon fiber drag system and pinion gear also provide powerful drag without sacrificing smoothness.
12. Sarge Fillet Knife Kit
Carve up your keepers with a quality fillet knife. This kit comes with a six-inch, seven and a half-inch and ten-inch knife as well as a cutting board and carrying case. Rubber handles support good grip and the entire kit only weighs 2.2 pounds so you can easily bring it along on every fishing trip.
Long-Lasting Gear, Lifelong Passion
Most guys who have a true passion for fishing won’t hesitate to invest in quality gear, especially if they know it will last a long while.
Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, purchasing a new piece of equipment every once in a while can prove beneficial. After all, you never know what that your gear might catch.
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