A Last-Minute Fishing Gift Guide for the Diehard Angler on Your List

A pro kayak angler’s picks for the best Christmas gifts of the year

Tis the season for those last-minute gift buyers who don’t want to settle for gift cards or something cliché for their favorite angler. Let us help find you that unordinary item that will make any anglers’ Christmas a bit more merry.

Cal Coast Fishing Bait Sacks · $8.99-$14.99

Cal Coast Fishing Bait sacks · $8.99-$14.99 Cal Coast

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Not only are these perfect stocking stuffers, but they are practical, often overlooked bait management systems every angler could use. These bait sacks come in a variety of different sizes, and clip directly onto your rod. They are ideal for crankbaits, jerkbaits, top waters, and other baits with treble hooks, because they keep the hooks from catching or tangling with surrounding objects. The large bait sacks are also ideal for storing Umbrella rigs.

AFTCO Reaper Technical Fleece Hoodie

AFTCO Reaper Technical Fleece Hoodie · $75.00 AFTCO

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When the weather outside is frightful, there are still plenty of anglers who want to brave the elements to chase the next bite. This gift is for them. AFTCO has the serious angler in mind with their reaper hoodie. This warm and weather-resistant layering piece has a built-in face mask and neck warmer for those frigid days on the water. They also have ventilated underarms to help things breathe. With a variety of colors available, it’s a good idea to pick up more than one.

Hobie EyeWear Mojo Float Sunglasses

Hobie EyeWear Mojo Float Sunglasses · $99.00 Hobie EyeWear

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Along with cell phones, sunglasses are among those items anglers tend to donate to the drink. Hobie Eye Wear solved that solution with their Mojo Float Polarized Shades. These Mojos provide great coverage and are offered in several different lens options to accommodate different conditions. The Anglers on your list will appreciate how lightweight and comfortable these are for all day wear, and the lifetime Hobie EyeWear warranty.

Shimano Curado 300

Shimano Curado 300 · $199.99 Shimano

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Shimano is known for its innovation, and the Curado 300 is a true testament to the company’s desire to provide anglers with the right tool for any job. The Curado 300 is designed with the trophy hunter in mind, featuring a deep spool intended for heavy lines. It has a rigid body that eliminates flex. This reel is for your big deep crank, big swimbait, and Umbrella rig enthusiasts.

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St. Croix 72HM Rip and Chatter Rod

St. Croix 72HM Rip and Chatter Rod · $260.00 St. Croix

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St. Croix brought the spotlight back to glass rods with their Mojo and Legend Glass series. With many anglers slinging bladed jigs around heavy grass, St. Croix wanted to provide the right tool for the job. The 72 Heavy Moderate Legend Glass rod has enough tip to rip the bait out of grass, enough backbone to hoist big fish out of the grass, and that parabolic bend to help keep those hydrilla gorillas pinned.

Plano Fishing EDGE tackle storage

Plano Fishing EDGE tackle storage · $25.99-$55.99 Plano

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Plano took the tackle storage scene by storm with their technique-specific EDGE series. Featuring a waterproof, durable construction with a one-latch opening system, these boxes help anglers protect AND organize their gear in the most efficient way possible. Whether you’re looking for a better system to store your deep diving cranks, bladed jigs, spinner baits, or plastics, Plano EDGE has you covered.

Dakota Lithium Power Box

Dakota Lithium Power Box · $229.00 Dakota Lithiu

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With social media and YouTube catching fire in the fishing world, more and more anglers are wanting to delve into the world of self-filming. However, the last thing any diehard angler wants to do is worry about taking the time to switch batteries. With the 10 amp Dakota lithium power box, anglers can run their cameras and charge their phones all day long. This compact battery is lightweight, and takes up hardly any space, making it ideal for any watercraft.

RAMMOUNTS Tough Charge X grip Wireless Charger

RAMMOUNTS Tough Charge X grip Wireless Charger · $129.99 RAMMOUNTS

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We’ve covered a lot of fishing gear, but how about something different for those long road trips? RAMMOUNTS new Wireless X GRIP waterproof charger can be used in any vehicle, and features a spring-loaded X grip designed to fit and secure nearly any phone. You’re able to secure your phone on the dash and enjoy Qi wireless charging at the same time.

Aqua Vu Micro Revolution 5 Pro Underwater Camera

Aqua Vu Micro Revolution 5 Pro Underwater Camera · $469.99 Aqua Vu

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Few things are more exciting for an angler than having the ability to see underwater. With the Micro Rev 5, anglers are able to do just that. This small, compact camera can be used in a variety of settings. Anglers can identify structure, see what’s under docks, or simply identify what species they’re marking on their graphs. This camera has a recording option so that anglers can save the footage and use it in videos (or just show it to their buddies).

Cal Coast Fishing Clip and Cull 2.0

Cal Coast Fishing Clip and Cull 2.0 · $49.99 Cal Coast

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Looking for the perfect gift for your tournament angler friend or family member? This Clip and Cull culling system from Cal Coast is the perfect solution. Cal Coast fishing specializes in safe alternatives to help better manage our resources, and this non-puncture culling system is one of their top-selling products. It’s great for the fish and the crush-free color floats make it easy for the angler to quickly identify and cull fish.