Noteworthy Fishing Gear for 2018

Noteworthy Fishing Gear for 2018

Fish Reveal HD 

Lowrance's FishReveal, with High-Visibility Color, makes fish and structural details easier to see on DownScan Imaging, as well as StructureScan HD and 3D. It's available as a free download for users of HDS Carbon, Gen3, and Elite-Ti units and is standard on the latest Lowrance products — lowrance.com

Lowrance-FishReveal



Swim Blade


The Swim Blade Swimbait Hook (TK178) from Eagle Claw Trokar features a #3 willow blade secured to the lead body via titanium wire and a swivel to keep the blade moving smoothly. Weight options are 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 ounces, and hook sizes 3/0, 5/0, and 7/0 — $5.99, eagleclaw.com


Swim-Blade-Swimbait-Hook


Double-Duty Sunscreen


Bull Frog Mosquito Coast offers a formula to prevent sunburn and mosquito bites. It's DEET-free and lasts up to 8 hours, while the SPF 30 formula protects against burns — $10.99 (6-ounce spray), ­bullfrogsunscreen.com

BullFrog-Suncreen



Long Reach Pliers

The tool of choice for deeply hooked fish, especially toothy critters, is a pliers like the Berkley 11-inch XCD Long Reach, with carbon-steel jaws and a spring assist for one-handed operation — $19.99, berkley-fishing.com

Berkley-Long-Reach-Pliers


Rubber Rod 

To handle Pounders and more, St. Croix Rods offers the Premier Musky Rubber Rod (PM90XHF), with an oversized EVA foam handle and a Fuji palming reel seat for comfortable fishing. The 9-footer is fast-action and extra-heavy power and built so the blank propels baits without undue strain on the angler — $220, stcroixrod.com

St.-Croix-Rods-Premier-Musky-Rubber-Rod


Backpack Cooler

The first Yeti cooler designed to serve as a backpack, ­Hopper BackFlip 24 has ergonomic shoulder straps to make carrying cold stuff a breeze. Like rest of the Hopper family, it offers superior cold-holding, a 100-percent leakproof zipper, and a tough DryHide Shell — $299.99, yeti.com

YETI-Hopper-BackFlip-24


Revo X

The Abu Garcia Revo X weighs 7.8 ounces, has 8 bearings, and its Hybrid Carbon Matrix drag system delivers 18 pounds of max drag. Available in three gear-ratio options, including a high-speed 7.3:1, it's offered in left- and right-hand models and holds 140 yards of 30-pound braid. Perhaps most impressive is the price — $99.95, abugarcia.com

Abu-Garcia-Revo-X


Ripper Stopper Rapala

Rip it once, twice, making it flash, dance, vibrate. Then the ­RipStop's unique boot tail puts the brakes on as it suspends dead still, before it comes back to life with a subtle head lift. Joining the 10-cm size is a 12-cm for larger predators — $10.99, rapala.com

Ripper-Stopper-Rapala


TracLoader Mount

RAILBLAZA TracLoader fits the gunwale tracks of most aluminum fishing boats for tool-free installation of SidePorts and StarPorts. Install and remove at any point along the gunwale track. Fit and swap out RAILBLAZA accessories and systems, including Rodholders, Drinkholders, Baitboards, depth sounders, and more — $21.99, yakgear.com

RAILBLAZA-TracLoader


Barbeque Sets

The Cut-N-Cue 10- and 14-piece barbeque sets include a carrying case, chef's knives made of German stainless steel, a ceramic knife sharpener, brush, and cutting mats — 10 piece, $79.95; 14 piece, $119.95, outdooredge.com

Outdoor-Edge-Cut-N-Cue

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Catfish is meaty, juicy and holds up well in this soul-satisfying fried fish recipe with homemade chips and tartar sauce. Fish Recipes

Catfish Dinner with Homemade Chips and Tartar Sauce Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Catfish is meaty, juicy and holds up well in this soul-satisfying fried fish recipe with...

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures. Walleye

The Lowdown on Walleye Hardbaits

Steve Ryan - May 28, 2019

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures.

In-Fisherman

Here is a way to calculate prop performance with different props, a formula Boats & Motors

Technical Notes: Calculating Prop Performance

In-Fisherman - May 01, 2019

In-Fisherman Here is a way to calculate prop performance with different props, a formula

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

MLF BPT angler and former Classic champ Casey Ashley has been with Costa del Mar sunglasses his whole career. At ICAST 2019, he shows OSG writer Lynn Burkhead some new products and talks how to pick the right lens color for the water.

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Pro angler Skeet Reese is a Major League Fishing champion and a winner of the Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year titles. Throughout his years of bass catching success, as he tells World Fishing Network personality Chad LaChance, Berkley baits like the Deal and Straight Money have played a key role in what he has accomplished out on the water.

Frigid Water Smallmouths

Frigid Water Smallmouths

Doug Stange swims jigs with precision for frigid-water smallmouths.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and other Catfish

Catfish Pole Rigs

Richard Peterson with In-Fisherman - April 28, 2016

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and...

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a powerplant that best fits your personal needs and preferences. Boats & Motors

2- Vs. 4-Cycle Outboard Motors

Dan Johnson - April 16, 2018

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a...

'Walleyes spawn in spring and understanding spring walleye migrations, whether you live north or south, will help you pinpoint their predictable locations year after year. 

Walleyes spawn in spring, but spring may arrive in February in Mississippi, March in Walleye

Understanding Spring Walleye Migrations

Gord Pyzer - June 02, 2018

'Walleyes spawn in spring and understanding spring walleye migrations, whether you live north...

See More Stories

More Accessories

The best Electric fillet knives allow anglers to clean their catches faster and with less effort. Accessories

Fillet Faster With the Best Electric Knives

Dan Johnson - February 25, 2019

The best Electric fillet knives allow anglers to clean their catches faster and with less...

Check out these great products every angler would love as a gift. Accessories

2018 In-Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide

In-Fisherman - November 06, 2018

Check out these great products every angler would love as a gift.

Here's a look at what Rapala released at ICAST 2019. ICAST

6 New Rapala Products for 2019

In-Fisherman - July 11, 2019

Here's a look at what Rapala released at ICAST 2019.

See More Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.