Bass Fishing Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Bass Fishing Holiday Gift Guide 2017

cole daniel from hypebait with a big largemouth bass caught on a jig
Cole Daniel from Hypebait with a big largemouth caught on jig. Photo by Mario Saucedo (Instagram @mas141)

Finding Holiday Gifts For Your Bass Fisherman

Bass anglers are absolutely crazy when it comes to tackle. It’s safe to say that we’re basically hoarders, so finding the right gift can be difficult.

Fortunately for you, I’ve compiled a list of what a bass fisherman could always find useful, making your holiday shopping much easier.

Shimano Curado 200K Casting Reel

shimano curado 200kThe long-awaited Shimano Curado 200K casting reel has finally hit the market and anglers are loving it. Packed with the latest technology from Shimano, the Curado 200K is smoother and more compact than its predecessor.

Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel

daiwa tatula lt spinning reelDaiwa’s spinning reels have been impressive over the last few years. The newest Tatula LT Spinning Reel is lighter, more compact and smoother than ever.

The “LT” portion stands for “Light & Tough,” which accurately describes the new series. Built with a high-density carbon frame and aircraft-grade aluminum gearing, the Tatula LT is durable and feels very rigid, not to mention it’s 20% smaller than the previous generation. These reels are also sealed with magnetic grease, keeping water from reaching vital parts of the reel. Packed with technology, you definitely won’t be disappointed with the new Tatula LT.

Plano Guide Series 3700 Bag

plano guide series 3700 bagI. Love. This. Bag. Whether you have a boat or not, this utility bag fits everything you need for the trip. The Plano Guide Series 3700 Bag has specific pockets for sunglasses, pliers, your phone and much more. It comes with 6 Plano 3700 size Stowaway boxes so all that’s left is to add tackle and you’re good to go.

I take this bag everywhere I go. As someone who hops on my friend’s boats most of the time, it’s perfect for carrying all my gear while keeping it organized. I have a GoPro case I strap down to the top for easy access and back mesh pocket holds water bottles, clothing and other loose items. Definitely one of the better purchases I’ve made.

Strike King Polarized Sunglasses

strike king polarized okeechobee sunglassesSunglasses are a vital part of bass fishing. Eliminating glare helps you see through the water in more detail, allowing you to pinpoint fish and structure. Strike King Polarized Okeechobee Sunglasses are created with incredible quality for the price. These glasses feature eleven layers of polarization and a hydrophobic coating, whisking away water while cutting glare.

I’ve owned high-end pairs of shades in the $150-$200 range and the Strike King’s are almost identical in terms of enhancing color and reducing glare. For a fraction of the price, you can’t go wrong.

Yeti Rambler 20oz.

YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with LidA hot cup of coffee in the morning is a fisherman’s best friend. The Yeti Rambler 20oz. Tumbler features double-wall insulation that keeps drinks piping hot or ice cold for hours. Perfect for for a cup of joe on a chilly morning or ice-cold beer in the afternoon.

BlackStrap Sun Sleeves

blackstrap uv sun sleevesDamage from harmful UV rays are a bass angler’s worst nightmare. When I’m spending an entire day on the water, UV-blocking sun sleeves imperative especially during summer.

I prefer individual sleeves over a regular long-sleeve shirt because it allows me to take them off whenever I want and wear them with different tees. The BlackStrap Sun Sleeves are much more affordable than other brands while providing the same level of protection and comfort.

Hound Dog Lure Retriever

hound dog lure retrieverThis little gadget looks quirky but can save a bass angler hundreds of dollars. What is it, you ask? The Hound Dog Lure Retriever slides down your line and knocks your snagged lure free from timber, rocks and other structure. When fishing “high-risk” lures such as crankbaits, this knocker can be a lifesaver.

During one specific trip I roughly counted in my head how much money the Hound Dog saved me and it was definitely past $100. I was able to use a single crankbait the whole day after knocking it free more times than I could remember.

Good Luck Gift Shopping!

We genuinely hope this gift guide makes your holiday shopping much easier. If you’d like more suggestions please ask in the comments below or contact us through email and social media. Thank you everyone, Happy Holidays!