2019 Fisherman’s Gift Guide

Find perfect gift ideas for your fishing buddies and a few for yourself.

2019 Fisherman's Gift Guide

Great Gifts For Fishermen.

Take it from someone who could assemble an outfit where every component has an embroidered fish on it—good fishing gifts are precious, rare things. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best fishing-themed gifts available for Northeast anglers who fish small ponds for bass, go surfcasting for stripers, or troll offshore for tuna.

We started by asking everyone here in the On The Water office: What are the best gifts you’ve received, and what is on your wish list for this year? To round things out, we asked our advertising partners to recommend a few more gift ideas, and then sorted the list by type of angler.
 
We hope that you’ll find the perfect gift ideas for your fishing buddies and a few for yourself.

The Cow Hunter
For some fishermen, big stripers are life.

Shimano Torium 14

$220; Buy Now

Shimano Torium 14
This solid, compact, star-drag, Shimano Torium 14 conventional perfectly handles large live baits, heavy sinkers, and large trolling lures needed to fool super-sized stripers.

Calcutta Discover Sunglasses

Calcutta Discover Sunglasses
Made from Swiss-engineered TR90, the Calcutta Discover Series frames are extremely tough, ultra-lightweight and flexible.

G. Loomis IMX Pro Blue 903CM

G. Loomis IMX Pro Blue 903CM
Designed for the Northeast, the G. Loomis IMX Pro Blue 903CM has the right action for lobbing out a bunker, dropping a live eel, or trolling a tube-and-worm—and it has the backbone to tame a big bass.

VMC Tournament Circle Hooks

$6 per pack of 7; Buy Now

VMC Tournament Circle Hooks
Designed to conform to billfish tournament regulations, this wide-gap, thin-wire VMC Tournament Circle hook is perfect for the conservation-minded cow hunter hoping to hook a giant bass and then set it free.

Rapala 60” Retractable Ruler

$19; Buy Now

Rapala 60” Retractable Ruler
Made from a long-lasting, UV- protected, waterproof material, this easily stored retractable Rapala 60” Retractable Ruler will quickly measure your trophy striper before sending it on its way.

The Light-Tackle Fisherman
Small baits and singing drags make the world go ’round.

Shimano Stradic FL3000

$210; Buy Now

Shimano Stradic FL3000
A favorite for a generation of light-tackle anglers, the newly redesigned Shimano Stradic FL3000 has a smooth drag to conquer hard-running false albacore and is light enough to finesse a jig for backwater fluke and stripers.

Daiwa Proteus Northeast Casting

$170-$190; daiwa.com

Daiwa Proteus Northeast Casting
Built with fluke, stripers, and weakfish in mind, the Daiwa Proteus Northeast Casting rod has the perfect action for bouncing small jigs and working topwaters in the back bays.

TAK Waterman NJ Striper Solar Tech Hoody

TAK Waterman NJ Striper Solar Tech Hoody
Much of the best light-tackle fishing happens under the sun, so it’s important to stay protected from harmful UV rays with a shirt like the quick-drying, TAK Waterman NJ Striper UPF 50 Solar Tech Hoody.

Seaguar Smackdown

$30 per 150-yard spool; seaguar.com

Seaguar Smackdown
Eight-strand construction makes Seaguar Smackdown super smooth, which is ideal for casting small lures a long way on light tackle.

Daiwa Coastal SV TW

$250; Buy Now

Daiwa Coastal SV TW
Bottom bouncing and light-tackle fishing intersect with compact and palm-able baitcasters like the Daiwa Coastal SV TW. This saltwater baitcaster is ideal for bucktailing fluke or casting to schoolie stripers.

LiveTarget Flutter Sardine

LiveTarget Flutter Sardine
As a near-perfect peanut bunker imitation, the LiveTarget Flutter Sardine has a wounded shimmy on the fall and an erratic action on a faster, snappy retrieve. ($10

Game On! Big Occhi

$9-$11; Buy Now

Game On! Big Occhi
Casting un-weighted soft plastics is one of the most exciting ways to catch striped bass on light tackle. The angular Game On! Big Occhi slices through the water for a deadly “walk-the-dog” presentation.

Fish Snax Hard Snax

Fish Snax Hard Snax
The skipping, kicking action of the Fish Snax Hard Snax makes it a great bait for albies, bonito, stripers and anything else that feeds on small baitfish.

G. Loomis NRX Inshore

$610-$675; gloomis.com

G. Loomis NRX Inshore
The G. Loomis NRX Inshore rod is built with a nano-silica resin system that uses less material without losing strength and creates a rod that is very light, extremely sensitive, and has plenty of backbone.

StormR Nano Jacket

$130; Buy Now

StormR Nano Jacket
The perfect balance of light weight and durability, the breathable, waterproof StormR Nano Series Jacket delivers protection from spring-through-summer squalls.

The Bottom Bouncer
Fluke, sea bass, blackfish, or cod, bottom fishermen catch the tastiest fish swimming in the Northeast.

PowerPro Maxcuatro

$58 per 300-yard spool; fish.shimano.com

PowerPro Maxcuatro
Bottom fishermen can scale down to lighter jigs and rigs by using a thinner-diameter line for less water resistance, and PowerPro Maxcuatro is 25% thinner than other PowerPro lines of the same strength.

Tsunami Evict 3000

Tsunami Evict 3000
Some bottom-fishing tactics are better suited (and more fun) with spinning gear. The made-for-bottom-bouncing Tsunami Evict 3000 is perfect for dropping crab-tipped jigs to tog or dancing bucktails for fluke.

Talon Fish Pack

Talon Fish Pack
Cutting different species calls for different blades, and the new Havalon Talon featuring the Quik-Change II Interchangeable Cutlery System allows users to seamlessly change blades without losing any cutting area. The Talon’s adaptable design allows it to fit any style Talon blade big or small with the press of a button. The Talon also features a removable back panel for easy clean up after filleting or processing, and it comes with a rugged nylon roll-pack to store a variety of blade styles and sizes.

Berkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jig

Berkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jig
Designed to pair perfectly with Berkley Gulp, the Berkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jig has a super-sharp narrow gap hook that sticks and holds big flatfish, and a sloping head that glides and scoots along the bottom.

Tsunami Slimwave 641-MH

Tsunami Slimwave 641-MH
A moderate action absorbs the frantic thumping of fluke, sea bass, and blackfish without overpowering the fish. For sea bass and blackfish in shallow water, use the 6’4” Tsunami Slimwave 641-MH medium-heavy model; for fluke and sea bass a little deeper, turn to the 7’ medium-heavy.

Berkley Gulp Grubs

Berkley Gulp Grubs
Ravenous hordes of sea bass and porgies make every fluke fisherman in constant need of Berkley Gulp. These scented synthetic Berkley Gulp Grubs have become a staple for tipping bucktails.

StormR Strykr Jacket and Bib

$600; Buy Now

StormR Strykr Jacket and Bib
From cod and pollock to double-digit tog, some of the best bottom fishing happens in the dead of winter. This StormR Strykr full neoprene suit keeps anglers warm and protected so they can ignore the cold and focus on the nibbling white-chin 100 feet down.

Grundéns Deck Boss Ankle Boots

Grundéns Deck Boss Ankle Boots
For hot days on the fluke grounds, a pair of deck boots that keep feet dry and protected, yet cool and comfortable, are an asset. Grundéns Deck Boss Ankle Boots feature a thermoregulated, anti-microbial cooling liner.

Bubba Fishing Net

$125-$185; Buy Now

Bubba Fishing Net
Never missing with the net is the best gift you can give a bottom fisherman, but the next best gift is a top-of-the-line Bubba Fishing Net with a hoop made from aerospace aluminum and knotless mesh.

Yeti Tundra HAUL

$400; Buy Now

Yeti Tundra HAUL
Sometimes, catching a limit takes the entire day. The Yeti Tundra Haul keeps the catch chilled until it’s time to carve it up at the dock.

The Surfcaster
For the dedicated surfcaster, if you aren’t on land, you aren’t really fishing.

Penn Fathom II Star Drag 15 Casting Special

Penn Fathom II Star Drag 15 Casting Special
Casters serious about chunking fresh clams or cut bunker prefer conventional reels for their ability to cast heavy loads and stop heavy fish. The Penn Fathom II Star Drag 15 Casting Special’s design offers long casts with a magnetic casting brake that allows casters to adjust tension mid-cast.

Simms G4 Pro Waders and G4 Pro Wading Boots

$1,050; Buy Now

Simms G4 Pro Waders and G4 Pro Wading Boots
Their most durable waders yet, the Simms G4 Pro is made with a 3-layer GORE-TEX pro shell upper and a 4-layer GORE-Tex pro shell lower in order to survive the scrapes accrued over a full season in the surf. The Simms G4 Pro Wading Boots have non-corrosive, threaded receptables for easy insertion and removal of cleats.

Ocean Born Flying Pencill SLD

Ocean Born Flying Pencill SLD
Pencil poppers are a great gift, since every surf-fisherman is happy to add a new one to the plug bag. While the Ocean Born Flying Pencill SLD (for Super Long Distance) has a familiar profile, legendary lure designer Patrick Sebile designed the plug to cast farther than any other.

St. Croix Avid Surf 100MF2

St. Croix Avid Surf 100MF2
An all-around surf rod built with the latest technology, the St. Croix Avid Surf can carry a surfcaster from the first spring bluefish to the last fall schoolie.

Super Strike Zig Zag

Super Strike Zig Zag
The proven Super Strike Zig Zag plastic plug will catch fish in a variety of locations and conditions, and belongs in every surfcaster’s plug bag.

Tsunami SaltX 6000

Tsunami SaltX 6000
Fourteen seals create a fully waterproof design that, combined with the sub-$400 price point, has surfcasters excited. The Tsunami SaltX 6000 comes in a carrying case with a bail-less conversion kit and servicing tools.

Julbo Stream with Reactiv Lenses

$120; Buy Now

Julbo Stream sunglasses
Julbo Stream sunglasses provide superb protection from the sun and splashing water with wraparound, vented frames, while Reactiv photochromic lenses get lighter or darker to match changing light.

JoeBaggs Eel Jig

JoeBaggs Eel Jig
An oversized collar and an included zip-tie allows fishermen to easily rig dead eels on the JoeBaggs Eel Jig to create a savage presentation for stripers in the surf.

Al’s Saltwater Goldfish Surfcasting Kit

Al’s Saltwater Goldfish Surfcasting Kit
Al bulked up his classic trout spoon and created a versatile saltwater lure with the same fish-attracting wobble of the original. The Al’s Saltwater Goldfish Surfcasting Kit comes with three ¾-ounce models and three 1 ¼-ounce models pre-packed in a tackle tray.

The Big Game Hunter
Tuna, marlin, and swordfish swim through the dreams of the big game hunter.

Shimano Stella SW 14000XGC

$1,000; Shop Now

Shimano Stella SW 14000XGC
Perfect for mid-size bluefin tuna, the redesigned Stella SW 14000XGC is even smoother and more durable than its legendary predecessor.

Kluch Geo Mahi Long-Sleeve Performance Shirt

Kluch Geo Mahi Long-Sleeve
Celebrate the ultimate offshore fallback fish with this stylish sun-protective Kluch Geo Mahi Long-Sleeve Performance Shirt.

Gerber Magniplier – Salt

Gerber Magniplier
Having Gerber’s Magniplier 7.5-inch saltwater pliers handy will make sure you’re ready to rig, unhook, or crack open a victory beer at a moment’s notice.

Shimano HD Orca

Shimano HD Orca
When fished with long, slow sweeps, the Shimano HD Orca tuna stickbait dives and swims erratically—a deadly presentation for casting to tuna.

Dexter 8” Tiger Edge Bait Cutter – Coated

Dexter 8” Tiger Edge Bait Cutter
Chunking butterfish is easier with a knife that’s made for it. The Dexter 8” Tiger Edge Bait Cutter’s serrated edge goes easily through fresh or frozen baits, while the coating keeps it protected from the harsh saltwater environment.

Bimini Bay Flats IV Long-Sleeve Shirt with Bloodguard

Bimini Bay Flats IV Long-Sleeve Shirt
When done right, tuna fishing is bloody work. Thankfully, Nanotex technology in the Bimini Bay Flats IV Long-Sleeve Shirt’s fabric allows blood to be washed off immediately, or even days later.

The Fly Guy (or Gal)
From small stream brookies to offshore mahi, the Northeast is rich with fly-fishing opportunities.

St. Croix Imperial USA Fly

$250-$320; Buy Now

St. Croix Imperial USA Fly
Handcrafted exclusively in the U.S.A., the St. Croix Imperial USA fly rods have beautiful performance at a great value. Saltwater models will be coming in 2020.

Men’s PFG Force XII Zero Long-Sleeve Hybrid Shirt

$100; Buy Now

Men’s PFG Force XII Zero Long-Sleeve Hybrid Shirt
Built for the brightest days, the PFG Force XII Zero Long-Sleeve Hybrid shirt provides 50 UPF sun protection and actively cools anglers with the sweat-activated Omni-Freeze Zero technology built into it.

Loon Core Fly-Tying Tool Kit

Loon Core Fly-Tying Tool Kit
Packaged in a heavy-duty travel case and featuring the Ergo line of tools, the Loon Core Fly-Tying Tool Kit is an excellent gift for the first-time or advancing tyer.

Postfly Warmwater Box

Loon Core Fly-Tying Tool Kit
This monthly subscription Postfly Warmwater Box shows fly anglers what they’ve been missing by overlooking the bass, pickerel, and panfish swimming in their local ponds.

The Freshwater Fisherman
Some fishermen prefer their fishing to be sweet over salty.

G. Loomis IMX-PRO Classic Spin Jig

$325-$345; Buy Now

G. Loomis IMX-PRO Classic Spin Jig
Prefer the feel of spinning rods? The G. Loomis IMX-PRO Classic Spin Jig models of the IMX-PRO Bass series were designed for techniques that usually call for baitcasting rods, like vertical jigging and swimming crankbaits or spinnerbaits.

Shimano SLX DC

$190; Buy Now

Shimano SLX DC
Anglers new to baitcasting can become proficient quickly thanks to Digital Control Braking technology in the Shimano SLX DC that uses a microcomputer to monitor spool speed and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash.

Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon

$22-$30 per 200-yard spool; Buy Now

Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon
Fluorocarbon’s low-visibility and fast-sinking qualities make it perfect for select applications, and Sufix Advance’s version is super sensitive, easy handling, and abrasion resistant.

LiveTarget Freestyle Frog

$10/pack of two; Buy Now

LiveTarget Freestyle Frog
It’s tough to beat the fun of fishing frog baits for summer largemouths. The LiveTarget Freestyle Frog’s Injected Core Technology makes this bait one of the most realistic and productive frog imitations on the market.

Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman
By combining the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman provides a stable, lightweight boat that is easy to handle on and off the water.

Panther Martin Opening Day 3-Pack

$11; Buy Now

Panther Martin Opening Day 3-Pack
Panther Martin’s Opening Day 3-Pack has three of their deadliest spinners—FishSeeUV, Hammered, and Holographic Series—all in one pack to get your trout bum ready for opening day.

SPRO Wameku Shad 70

SPRO Wameku Shad 70
Bass fishermen are always looking for a better mouse (or rattle) trap, and the new SPRO Wameku Shad offers a fresh take on the classic lipless crankbait style with two line ties so you can customize the presentation.

Z-Man ChatterBait Freedom CFL

$10; Buy Now

Z-Man ChatterBait Freedom CFL
Merging the patented Z-Man bladed jig and Freedom Tackle interchangeable, swinging hook designs, the football-head bladed Z-Man ChatterBait Freedom CFL stays down even on the fastest retrieves.

Maxima Ultragreen

($11 per 280 yd. spool of 6-pound test); Buy Now

Maxima Ultragreen
When fishing ultralight tackle, Maxima Ultragreen is the go-to line for spinner casting, spoon slinging, PowerBait dunking trout bums.

Eagle Claw TK30 Bead Hook

Eagle Claw TK30 Bead Hook
From steelhead to stocked trout, if you aren’t fishing beads, you aren’t catching as many as you could be. These near-perfect egg imitations are deadly at tempting rainbows, browns, and even brookies, and a super sharp, strong Eagle Claw TK30 Bead Hook is essential to the presentation.

Mud Hole CRB Turnkey All-in-One Freshwater Rod Building Kit

Mud Hole Freshwater Rod Building Kit
From steelhead to stocked trout, if you aren’t fishing beads, you aren’t catching as many as you could be. These near-perfect egg imitations are deadly at tempting rainbows, browns, and even brookies, and a super sharp, strong Eagle Claw TK30 Bead Hook is essential to the presentation.

The Kayak Fisherman
The Northeast’s plastic Navy grows every season. Here are gifts for kayakers, from the new recruits to the admirals.

Hobie Mirage Passport 12

$1,600; hobie.com

Hobie Mirage Passport 12
The spartan Hobie Mirage Passport 12 layout allows anglers to enjoy fishing on a Mirage Drive pedal kayak at a lower price point.

Pelican ICON 100XP Angler

Pelican ICON 100XP Angler
Perfect for pond-hopping, the light-yet-sturdy Pelican ICON 100XP Angler paddle kayak is a great value for beginner kayakers.

Scotty Striker

Scotty Striker
With a stainless-steel reinforced post, an oversized opening reel, and an easy lock/unlock ring, the Scotty Striker is designed for heavy rod-and-reel combos and big fish.

Malone BeachHauler 250

Malone BeachHauler 250
With 12-inch low-pressure soft-terrain wheels and a 250-pound capacity, the BeachHauler 250 is designed to transport large fishing kayaks easily over sand, mud, or rock.

Standard Horizon HX210 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

$100; Buy Now

Standard Horizon VHF Radio
Along with the many reasons a handheld VHF is useful to the kayaker, the Standard Horizon HX210 Floating Handheld VHF Radio has an additional feature that makes it invaluable. If the radio falls in the water, an emergency strobe light is automatically activated, even when the unit is turned off.

Plano Soft Crate

$60; Buy Now

Plano Soft Crate
The soft, lightweight Plano Soft Crate feels like a tackle bag, while the shape is sized specifically to fit inside a milk crate or rest on the deck of a kayak.

The Fisherman at Home
The fishing life doesn’t stop when you’re off the water.

Papa’s Pilar Marquesas Blend Rum

Papa’s Pilar Marquesas Blend Rum
Inspired by a brutal storm that stranded Ernest “Papa” Hemingway and his group on his boat, Pilar, during a fishing expedition to the Marquesas. They spent the nights telling stories and drinking whiskey and rum—hence the Papa’s Pilar Marquesas Blend, a marriage of rum and whiskey that has a sweet nose and a long, smooth finish.

Toadfish Outfitters Crab Claw Cutter

Toadfish Outfitters Crab Claw Cutter
Put away the mallet and stop mashing your claw meat. The Toadfish Outfitters Crab Claw Cutter cuts evenly around crab claws in one step, keeping meat intact and shell fragments out for stunning presentations.

The Fisherman Fishing Planet

The Fisherman Fishing Planet
The gold standard for fishing simulation games, Fishing Planet is made by and for fishing enthusiasts and recreates all the details of fishing. Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Fish Hippie Cape Island Check Button-down

Fish Hippie Cape Island Check Button-down
When the weather is too foul for fishing, toss on this soft-brushed cotton Fish Hippie Cape Island Check Button-down and make plans for the next weather window.

The Black Dog Oyster Shucker

The Black Dog Oyster Shucker
A unique curved tip of The Black Dog Oyster Shucker will pop open even the most difficult oyster shell with ease so you can slurp, grill, or fry to your heart’s content.

Yeti Presents Tarpon

from $99.99; yeti.com

Yeti Presents Tarpon
Yeti’s Tarpon book is over 130 pages of stunning photography and short essays from some of the sport’s most influential writers, including Thomas McGuane, Randy Wayne White, and Diana Rudolph.

Soundview Millworks Nautical Cleat Serving Board

Soundview Millworks Serving Board
With a boat-cleat handle and a beautiful maple-and-mahogany design, a personalized Soundview Millworks Nautical Cleat Serving Board is perfect for impressing guests with the catch of the day.

Early Riser Coffee Roasters Double Haul

Early Riser Coffee Roasters Double Haul
It was about time someone developed a fishing version of the original energy drink. Early Riser Coffee Roasters Double Haul is a strong, dark roast, and one dollar from the purchase of each bag goes toward conservation.

The Sharp-Dressed Angler
For the fisherman who stays fresh, on and off the water.

Costa Del Mar Spearo

$269; Buy Now

Costa Del Mar Spearo
Sleek and stylish, the Costa Del Mar Spearo’s lightweight bio-resin frame boasts vented nosepads, nonslip and keeper-ready temple tips, and an integral hinge for comfort and durability.

Buff UVX Mask

Buff UVX Mask
Protecting your skin never goes out of style, so protect your face with the Buff UVX Mask’s ultra-lightweight UPF 50+ fabric and contouring 2-way stretch with a design that provides complete head and neck sun protection.

On The Water Outfitters Stripers and Suede Henley

$43; Buy Now

Stripers and Suede Henley
Upgrade beyond the usual white t-shirt with casual comfort and the feel of ultra suede of On The Water Outfitters’ Stripers and Suede Henley.

Free Fly FITS X Socks

Free Fly FITS X Socks
Designed for all-day comfort inside your favorite deck boots or waders, the crew-height Free Fly FITS X performance sock is made from a merino wool blend that provides a perfect fit, while the ocean color is perfect for the coastal lifestyle.

Columbia PFG Force XII Heat Seal Puffy Jacket

$150; Buy Now

Columbia PFG Force XII Heat Seal Puffy Jacket
Fish warmly with the Heat Seal construction lightweight heat retention and synthetic insulation in the Columbia PFG Force XII Heat Seal Puffy Jacket.

The Black Dog Applique Fisherman

The Black Dog Applique Fisherman
With a stand-up drawstring collar, the stylish Black Dog Applique Fisherman Sweatshirt is ideal for boating in northeast winds or shooting the breeze at a dockside bar.

On The Water Outfitters Larsson Windowpane Dress Shirt

$58; Buy Now

Larsson Windowpane Dress Shirt
The Larsson Windowpane Dress Shirt offers a crisp, professional look while staying cool with moisture-wicking performance and restriction-free movement.

Aftco Stealth Fishing Shorts

Aftco Stealth Fishing Shorts
Combining the latest in high-tech fabrics with a modern short style, Aftco Stealth Fishing Shorts offer stain resistance and 2-way stretch for a comfortable fit.

On The Water Outfitters Gingham Check Shirt

$58; Buy Now

Gingham Check Shirt
A closet staple for all stylish fishermen, the On The Water Outfitters Gingham Check Shirt offers good looks and a classic fit.

Hook and Gaff Sportfisher Black

Hook and Gaff Sportfisher
Time and tide wait for no fisherman, but a durable and stylish Hook and Gaff Sportfisher Black designed with hardcore fishermen in mind can help you get to the boat on time.

Costa Del Mar Waterwoman

$269; Buy Now

Costa Del Mar Waterwoman
Dedicated to the woman with an active, water-based lifestyle, the Costa Del Mar Waterwoman is a narrow-fitting, large frame with beautifully angled temples and polarized 580 glass lenses.

The Angler Who Has Everything
When it comes to fishing gear, it’s possible to have it all and still need more.

Plano Edge Series

$20-$50; Buy Now

Plano Edge Series
Every angler, even the one who has everything, could use more tackle trays. Two years of design went into the new Plano Edge series, culminating in a container that keeps water out, prevents rust, and organizes like no other tackle box ever has.

GOFISH CAM

GOFISH CAM
See the fish strike—and more importantly, the fish that don’t—with the GOFISH Cam. This wireless underwater video camera attaches to fishing line and captures HD footage of the scene below the surface.

Badfish Captain’s Box – Northeast

Badfish Captain’s Box
For a gift that keeps on giving, the Badfish Captain’s Box delivers $65 to $75 worth of premium saltwater gear carefully curated for Northeast anglers every month.

Custom Watercolor Angler Portrait

starting at $1,950; jacquelinestella.com

Jacqueline Stella watercolors
Commemorate a great catch with a beautiful custom watercolor by angler and artist Jacqueline Stella. For commissions, visit jacquelinestella.com.

The Off-Road Adventurer
For some, the best fishing trips include campfires, drafty cabins, and no cell service.

Sea Eagle Fish Skiff 16

$2,000; seaeagle.com

Sea Eagle Fish Skiff 16
Bringing boats into the backcountry can present a bit of a challenge—unless that boat can roll up and fit in the trunk. The inflatable Sea Eagle Fish Skiff 16 can handle a 6hp outboard, move at up to 17 miles per hour, and is sturdy enough to handle nearshore saltwater fishing.

KEEN Venture Mid

$180; Buy Now

KEEN Venture Mid
These waterproof KEEN Venture Mid hiking boots feature a lightweight upper, locked-in feel, and higher-traction outsole. They are ready to conquer the path less traveled to the pond less fished.

Dexter 6-inch Flexible Fillet Knife

Dexter 6-inch Flexible Fillet Knife
No camp is complete without some fresh-caught trout or perch cooked over an open fire. To prepare these freshwater species, a small, flexible knife like the Dexter 6-inch Narrow Flexible Fillet is perfect.

Kate’s Real Food Bars

$30/box of 12; katesrealfood.com

Kate’s Real Food Bars
A good source of fuel close at hand is a great gift for the wayfaring fisherman. The hand-rolled energy bars from Kate’s Real Food help fishermen push on to the next blue line on the map.

Pelican Air Case

Pelican Air Case
Whether it’s your camera equipment, a laptop, or reels, keep your most precious items secure when going off the grid in the Pelican Air Case.

Yakima Topwater Fishing Rod Box

Yakima Topwater Fishing Rod Box
The Yakima Topwater Fishing Rod Box box keeps 8 rods up to 8 feet long rigged, organized, and ready to go, so the last thing you have to worry about when packing for a fishing adventure is whether the rods will survive the journey.

The Captain
Regardless of the weather, reports, or time of year, the Captain is going fishing.

Grundéns Buoy X Gore-Tex Rain Suit

$930-$970; grundens.com

Grundens Buoy X Gore-Tex Rain Suit
Terrible weather can spark incredible fishing, but to enjoy it, you need to be properly outfitted. The Grundéns Buoy X suit is built to perform in the worst conditions, with neoprene cuffs, hand-warmer pockets, and an interior security pocket.

SIRIUS XM Marine Fish Mapping

SIRIUS XM Marine Fish Mapping
The new Sirius XM Fish Mapping service provides anglers with more information, in real time, than has ever been available. It includes recommended locations, weedlines, sea surface temperature (and temperatures 30 meters down), plankton concentrations, and more.

Onyx A/M-24 Inflatable Life Jacket Mossy Oak Element

Onyx A/M-24 Inflatable Life Jacket
Make sure your fishing partner stays safe when braving the elements with the low-profile Onyx A/M-24 Inflatable Life Jacket, which can be comfortably worn at all times on the water.

Kiwi Signs Boat Lettering & Graphics

Kiwi Signs Boat Lettering
Freshen up the vessel’s name, give it a full graphic wrap, or change its color for the new season. kiwi-signs.com

303 Mold & Mildew Cleaner + Blocker (32oz.) w/ Microfiber Towels

$35; Buy Now

303 Mold and Mildew Cleaner + Blocker
By removing mold and mildew stains on contact and blocking them from recurring, this bleach-free 303 Mold & Mildew Cleaner + Blocker is a useful companion on any fishing road trip when gear is stowed before it has a chance to dry.

Simrad BoatConnect Hub

Simrad BoatConnect Hub
Peace of mind is one of the greatest gifts you can give, and that’s what Simrad BoatConnect provides. Monitor the boat’s location and battery, track trips, and receive alerts if your boat leaves a designated area.

The Fishing Family
The best way to enjoy your passion is to share it with the people (and dogs) you love.

Osprey Poco AG

$250; Buy Now

Osprey Poco AG
Just because your little one isn’t old enough to cast doesn’t mean you can’t introduce them to fishing. Bring them along with a secure Osprey Poco AG baby carrier that will keep your shoulders, back, and hips from aching.

On The Water Outfitters Schoolie Hoodie

$30; Buy Now

On The Water Outfitters Schoolie Hoodie
Small and full of energy, schoolie stripers bring a smile to your face, just like your little angler. This cotton-blend, jersey-lined hooded On The Water Outfitters Schoolie Hoodie is perfect for your future fishing buddy.

Yeti Rambler Jr.

$30; Buy Now

Yeti Rambler Jr.
Salty offshore captains, dyed-in-the-wool surfcasters, guides who spend 300 days on the water every year—few are as hard on their gear as the typical 5-year old. That is why Yeti released this small-and-mighty kid’s Yeti Rambler Jr. that’s over-engineered to survive your favorite little angler’s antics.

Shakespeare Catch a Monster Spincast Combo

Shakespeare Catch a Monster Spincast Combo
This 2’6” all-in-one Shakespeare Catch a Monster Spincast Combo includes a rod, spincast reel, and line for introducing new anglers to the sport.

Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl

$40-$50; Buy Now

Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl
Designed to be as dependable and adventurous as your four-legged fishing buddy, the Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl (available in 4- and 8-cup sizes) is built with double-wall, non-insulated stainless steel.

On The Water Outfitters Dog Collar and Leash

$67; Buy Now

On The Water Outfitters Dog Collar and Leash
Available in blue or red, the On The Water Outfitters Dog Collar and Leash are designed for the dog that joins the hunt for stripers by boat and surf.

The Ice Warrior
For the few, the proud, and the frozen, fishing season doesn’t start until the lakes ice over.

Frabill Ice Hunter Predator

$50; Buy Now

Frabill Ice Hunter Predator
Some of the biggest pike, walleye, and lake trout of the season will come through the ice. The Frabill Ice Hunter Predator combo features solid graphite rod blanks with five actions from medium/light to heavy, each with a little more backbone.

Humminbird ICE PTC XI 9 20 H57

$250; Buy Now

Humminbird ICE PTC XI 9 20 H57
Take your electronics from boat to ice with the Humminbird ICE PTC XI 9 20 H57 Portable Ice Kit. It easily converts a HELIX 5 or 7 to ice duty with a portable shuttle, premium bag, Dual Beam ice transducer with float, and gimbal mounting bracket.

VMC Tungsten Bullfly Jig

$6-$7; Buy Now

VMC Tungsten Bullfly Jig
Tied with goose-feather tail and wings, the tiny VMC Tungsten Bullfly Jig has the subtle action needed to convince big panfish to bite under the ice.

Windrider Rugged Waterproof Winter Gloves

Windrider Rugged Waterproof Winter Gloves
Cold hands will cut a day on the ice short. Windrider’s Rugged Waterproof Gloves are breathable, warm and have touchscreen fingertips.

StrikeMaster Lite-Flite Lazer Drill Unit

$200; Buy Now

StrikeMaster Lite-Flite Lazer Drill Unit
Make it easier to hit the ice with this lightweight and efficient auger. The StrikeMaster Lite-Flite Lazer Drill Unit’s full-length, synthetic resin-molded flighting and a blade-attachment carriage formed from exclusively engineered compounds cuts weight by 40%.

Dakota Lithium 12v 10Ah Battery

Dakota Lithium 12v 10Ah Battery
At half the weight, and 4 times longer-lasting than a sealed lead acid battery, the Dakota Lithium 12v 10Ah Battery is perfect for powering ice-fishing electronics, and won’t bog down your sled.


1 thought on “2019 Fisherman’s Gift Guide

  1. brian Mulholland

    That Dakota Lithium battery may have a bigger market, for those anglers using powered reels for deep-drop fishing; tilefish, barrelfish, etc.

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