April 07, 2022
We could all use a little help coming up with worthwhile gift ideas once in a while. For the fishy mommas in your life, read on...
Costa Salina Sunglasses
Costa's Salina women's sunglasses come outfitted with either the premium 580G polarized glass lenses or 580P polarized polycarbonate lenses that allow anglers to see the most camouflaged fish beneath the surface such as smallmouths and muskies. The frames are constructed of the company’s Bio-Resin, which makes it easy for mom to look good and play hard at the same time.
$167-$247 | costadelmar.com
AFTCO Women’s Samurai Sun Hoodie
AFTCO’s Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie is made of 92% polyester/8% elastane with UPF 40 sun protection. It comes in six colors (lilac, horizon blue, sky blue, white, orchid pink heather, and aquifer) and five sizes. Along with quick dry, moisture-wicking material and stain release, the Samurai shirt isn’t unlikely to be your mom’s go-to shirt this summer.
$39 | aftco.com
AFTCO Hammerhead Straw Hat
This stylish fishing hat will give your mother summer fishing vibes from the moment she dons it. This rye straw hat comes standard with an adjustable cinch cord and UPF 50-plus sun protection. And as always with AFTCO, 10% of all profits go toward fishing conservation. Available in sky and coral; one size fits most.
$45 | aftco.com
AFTCO Women’s Hydronaut Jacket
The Women's Hydronaut is a truly waterproof rain jacket in a cut that works for women, (finally). It features a SpeedVent, which was engineered to alleviate neck strain and restriction from the airflow encountered when travelling at high rates of speed and ensures the hood never gets blown off, and a 30K waterproof rating and fully taped seams. No water is getting into your sleeves with this jacket for the serious fishermom. Available in five sizes.
$249 | aftco.com
DSG Avid Bib and Jacket
DSG’s Avid Ice Fishing bib is functional without sacrificing look and fit. It comes with the useful drop seat so she can take care of business without having to remove top layers. This winter ice fishing suit has taped seams, a waterproof breathable coating, FLOTEX layered foam insulation (for warmth as well as flotation assistance), Primaloft insulation in the body, and pairs perfectly with the Avid Ice Jacket. The jacket is the product of years of knowledge from building snowmobile-specific apparel and is rich with features for ice fishing. It has all the same waterproof and insulating features as the bib. The bibs are available in nine sizes to accommodate most. The jacket comes in tan, teal, or maroon with nine available sizes.
Bib: $240 | dsgouterwear.com; Jacket: $240 | dsgouterwear.com
Huk Current Camo Icon X Hoodie
Huk’s Current Camo Icon X Hoodie is made of a breathable and rapid-drying material that cools the body after coming into contact with perspiration. It’s 100% polyester, offers 50-plus UPF rating, and has back ventilation. It’s available in four colors and five sizes.
$55 | hukgear.com
Mossy Oak Women’s Sandbar Tank
Mossy Oak’s Sandbar Tank is built with a technology that promotes hyper-evaporation through advanced moisture wicking and includes strategically placed mesh panels for additional ventilation. It’s lightweight, colorfast, and provides 40-plus UPF sun protection in the main body and 20-plus UPF in the mesh side panels. Available in six colors and five sizes.
$20 | store.mossyoak.com
Old Town Sportsman PDL 106 Kayak
Treat mom this year with an Old Town Sportsman PDL 106 fishing kayak. It offers hands-free fishing with pedal-propulsion, is light enough to load on her car’s roof rack, has three rod holders, dry storage, a transducer mount, and even a cup holder. Stand up or sit down to cast in this award-winning fishing kayak.
$2,199 | oldtowncanoe.johnsonoutdoors.com
Humminbird Helix 7 Fish Finder
The Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G4 fish finder features side imaging (to see fish and structure to the left and right of your boat), AutoChart Live to record your own depth maps, internal GPS, and Humminbird Basemap. A high-definition 7-inch display couples with the dual-spectrum CHIRP sonar to give a clear view of what’s below.
$520 | humminbird.johnsonoutdoors.com
Mud Hole Rod Buildling Classes
If your mom is the creative/builder type, consider gifting her a rod-building class from the folks at Mud Hole Rod Building & Tackle Crafting. They offer both in-person (from their headquarters in Ovideo, Florida, and Charlotte, Mobile, Houston, and San Diego) and virtual classes, and the classes range in topic from beginner to inshore spinning, surf, fly, bass, and mahi-mahi rods.
$199-$249 | mudhole.com
Mammoth Cruiser 20 Cooler
Mammoth’s Cruiser 20 is a great on-the-go cooler that will keep food and drink cold for up to two days. It measures 17 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches by 13 1/4 inches deep, holds 19 cans, and features double-walled rotomolded construction, freezer-grade gaskets, and a heavy-flow drain system. Available in three colors.
$160 | mammothcooler.com
Lakewood Sidekick Tackle Storage Box
Lakewood’s Sidekick Tackle Storage Box is perfect for storing and hauling all of mom’s walleye, bass, and panfish tackle. It features hanging storage for crankbaits and spinnerbaits, zippered side pockets, front tool pockets, and even floats when loaded (when fully zipped). It measures 19 3/4 inches by 11 1/2 inches by 7 inches and is made in the USA.
$180 | lakewoodproducts.com
Plano A-Series 2.0 Quick Top Tackle Bag
This handsome tackle bag comes with four 3600 stowaways, a molded hard top with water-resistant compartments for valuables, an impact-resistant waterproof base, and multiple attachment points for clippers, fish counter, pliers, and anything else she needs to bring. It measures 15 3/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 10 1/4 inches and has lots of pockets.
$110 | planomolding.com
Berkley Powerbait Agent E Swimbait
Give mom the advantage of the PowerBait Agent E. This swimbait has a low center of gravity and skids along the bottom to imitate lifelike bottom-dwelling prey and includes a built-in rattle. The PowerBait Agent E is the latest creation from Bassmaster Classic and MLF Bass Pro Tour Champion Edwin Evers. “Fish this bait like a skirted bass jig or on a fast retrieve as a mid-water column swimbait," Evers says. It comes in three lengths, four weights and nine colors.
$9 (two pack) | berkley-fishing.com
If you’re mother gets a kick out of topwater action, consider gifting her the Berkley Choppo. It produces a fish-aggravating wake with its enhanced surface area that provides huge sound and spray. Its precision balance ensures that action begins immediately, and it swims straight at a variety of speeds. And won’t melt in her tackle box.
$12 | berkley-fishing.com
Spro MadEye Diver 85 Crankbait
The MadEye Diver features the “banana” profile that delivers a tight wobbling action with unpredictable side-to-side movement that causes walleyes to strike with abandon. It wobbles its way down to depths of 17 feet, complete with a rattling sound that drives walleyes mad. And it comes in 16 different color profiles allowing you to match the color to the fishery. If your mom likes tossing or trolling deep-divers for big walleyes, the Madeye Diver 85 is a great idea.
$9.50 | spro.com
Rapala Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer
The 360GT Searchbait Swimmer has a molded diving lip that adds crankbait action and depth control. Its 60° angle keeps the lure swimming in position, and the rattling jig head and body fit together precisely. It’s available in three lengths, three weights, 11 colors to match regional forage, and an optional weedless version. Experts and newbies alike crush bass with Rapala’s 360 Swimmer.
$5.39-$6.59 | rapala.com
Pflueger Lady President Spinning Reel
The Pflueger President Spinning Reel's lightweight graphite body houses a corrosion-resistant stainless steel main shaft and components. The reel spins on nine stainless-steel ball bearings plus one instant anti-reverse bearing, and the aluminum spool is braid ready. All this at a good price point that your mom will appreciate.
$70 | purefishing.com
Eagle Claw EC3.5 Pro Series Rod
The 3.5 Pro offers technique-specific rods built on x5 graphite blanks designed for extreme sensitivity, hook setting power, and durability. It was designed for the expectations and needs from the pro walleye and bass anglers at a price-point that recreational anglers can afford. The EC3.5 comes in five lengths for four line weights, two actions, and two power options.
$160 | eagleclaw.com
G. Loomis GCX Spin Jig Rod
The GCX Spin Jig rod (SJR) provides bass anglers with ultra-durable blanks and lightweight SeaGuide Hero One guides. That, combined with Loomis’s proprietary Multi-taper Design (a series of “micro-tapers” that allows use of more material on potential break points), results in what could be your mom’s new go-to rod. The GCX SJR comes in two lengths, two power options, two line-weight options, and two lure-size options. The overall GCX lineup features 23 different casting and spinning rods.
$250 | gloomis.com