At a Glance: Boat Gear
Boats have been used for centuries for fishing. Modern fishing boats are much more than just floating platforms for casting nets or throwing spears to harvest fish. Whether a big-water cruiser, deep-V lake troller, pontoon boat, jon boat, a canoe or fishing kayak, anglers on boats have tremendous advantages over shore fishermen. Fishing on a boat allows an angler to reach deeper water, cover large areas as fish move or conditions change, and pack great varieties of tackle on an outing, not to mention bringing a buddy or two. Having a boat is a great start, but having the right boat gear is essential to a successful boating trip. Whether trolling deep open water, flipping jigs for bass around docks, bottom-bouncing for walleye, or crappie fishing with spider rigs, the options are only limited by an angler’s financial resources. FishUSA has all the gear necessary to conduct a great boat fishing trip, including boat electronics, downriggers, planer boards, divers, attractors, rod holders and track systems, drift socks and trolling bags, and boat accessories.
Boat electronics offers the speed and temperature indicators, as well as the underwater cameras becoming so popular these days to help boating anglers fine-tune their trolling programs. Downriggers are available as manual and electric models to get baits down deep quickly. Planers are the planer board masts and reels, full-size planer boards, and inline planer boards which allow all anglers onboard to have the maximum number of lines out and spread apart from each other. Divers are the dipsy divers, jet diver, and other devices used to provide controlled depths for any application. Attractors are the big water rotating and non-rotating flashers, dodgers and lake troll devices needed for lake trout and salmon fishing. Rod holders and track systems offer the single, double, triple or more rod holder systems needed for large trolling programs. Drift socks and trolling bags from Amish Outfitters and Drift Control give versatility and speed control for windy conditions, or if your motor isn’t able to troll at the slower speeds needed for certain species. Boat accessories are those needed for mounting, repairing, and customizing the various pieces of boat equipment needed for the perfect program or setup.
The top brands of boat gear at FishUSA are Big Jon, Cannon, Fish Hawk, Luhr Jensen and Amish Outfitters.