Holiday Gift Ideas For Fishermen

Holiday Gift Ideas For Fishermen

November 21, 2021

The holiday season can be great for sportsmen. You can ask for things that you really want to buy yourself but feel guilty doing. You want a new reel but can’t pull the trigger. You want new lures to fish when you go to the lake in the spring, but you don’t want to go overboard. Your rain suit leaks but you just can’t bring yourself to add one to the cart. Here are some great Christmas gift ideas for the bass angler on your list in a few different price ranges.


  1. Bass Fishing Kits -


Bass Fishing Kits are a no brainer and fit on most budgets. Ranging from $40-50, these kits from Missile Baits offer premium bait for a specific technique or type of fishing. They come all in a convenient bag with an instructions card to take out all the guess work. Bass anglers from all ages will use this no gimmick fishing kit. With one of these kits, anglers will only need a rod, reel, line, and water to fish.


  1. High Quality Rain Suit


Avid anglers hit the water no matter the weather. A quality rain suit can be the difference in a productive rainy day on the water and a miserable day on the water. As a veteran pro bass angler, I have used many different brand rain suits. The Striker brand has the best quality and well thought out suits on the market. If you live more in the south and want the lightest weight version possible, the Evolve is the suit for you ( If you are looking for more of the best all-around suit, the Adrenaline suit is the one (/Striker_Adrenaline_Rain_Jacket/). If you fish in the colder climates more often, you really want to check out the Denali suit that has 100 grams of Primaloft Insulation (collections/denali). If you take care of your rain suit, it can last more many, many years. This is one of the best bigger ticket items that you can buy an avid angler.


  1. Gift Cards


Gift cards are notoriously not personal. I beg to differ! If you get an avid bass angler a gift card to somewhere that they can get what they really want, it is great. Bass anglers have their outlets so here are a few options: Tackle Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops, Land Big Fish, and of course Missile Baits. There are many other options out there as well. Many of these can just me emailed too so you don’t have to get smoked in shipping expense.


  1. Fish Scales


Cut out the BS stories on how big that bass was. Get your favorite angler a high quality scale to weigh their catch. The newest option out there is the SPRO Digital Scale. It goes all the way up to 65 pounds! Another option is one I have personally used for the last couple years to be able to verify the accuracy. The big yellow Catch Commander is a little more expensive but works well. Either way, you will never hear about an exaggerated weight from that angler on your list when you give them a high quality scale.


The bottom line is getting something for the angler that they really want but might feel a little guilty buying for themselves. Fishing items are the gift that keeps giving when you get to go enjoy them over and over.


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!