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Essential Fishing Gear for Your Next Fishing Trip

Posted by Steven on 5/3/2014

When you load up your boat for a fishing trip, you might be focused on the basics, like your fishing rods, bait and other tackle. If you really want to get the most out of your fishing trip, you’ll need a lot more than that. Here is some essential fishing gear that you shouldn’t overlook for your next fishing trip:


If you’re going fishing at night, you probably already thought about the lighting you need. However, you’ll need good lighting even for day fishing. A sudden storm might strike, or you might hit an especially shady spot or a patch of fog. Lighting can help you guide your boat, as well as to see into murky waters. Grab a couple of good flashlights, and ensure that you have the right boat lighting, as well.

Navigation Tools

You may have fished the same waters hundreds of times, but you can still get lost. A storm might blow you off course, or you might lose your way thanks to heavy fog. Guideposts that you may be used to may unexpectedly not be there. Taking the right navigation tools can help you stay on track, no matter what the conditions are like outside.

Rope and Nets

If you get lucky and catch something big or unexpected, you’ll the need the right tools to pull it in. Rope and nets can help you bring in large fish or even sharks. Ropes and nets can also help you if your boat gets stuck in a bad spot. You can use the ropes to pull it out, or you can use the nets to capture debris that is blocking the boat or the engine.

When you’re packing up the rods and reels for your next fishing trip, make sure you also pack this essential gear. You’ll have a more successful day out on the water and return safe and happy.

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