2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Fishing

Consider our editor’s picks for unique gift-giving this season

Finding great fishing gifts can be tricky sometimes: People either have everything, or need nothing, and that’s no fun for the savvy gift-giver. Finding that perfect item just takes a little research, and we’ve done it for you. The holidays can sneak up on you fast, so start your shopping with our take on the gifts any fisherman will love.

Garmin Quatix 5

garmin marine smart watch
Garmin products are specifically designed for the water.Courtesy Garmin Marine

Garmin's next-generation multisport marine smart watch provides comprehensive connectivity by linking with compatible Garmin chart plotters and other devices to stream data to your Quatix 5 watch, including speed, depth, temperature and wind. This compact and stylish wristwear has 16 quick-change band options.

Squidnation Flippy-Floppy Thing

Squidnation Flippy-Floppy
If the Flippy Floppy won't raise 'em, nothing will.Courtesy Squidnation

This chain is a proven billfish raiser. The Flippy Floppy is a daisy chain mimicking airborne baitfish. It's made with four 9-inch rubber Mauler squids, eight 6-inch squids and a snap swivel to add a chase bait, and comes in a slew of color combinations.

Huck Performance 5-gallon Bucket

Huck Performance 5-gallon Bucket
Made super strong to last super long.Courtesy Huck Performance

Buckets are certainly one of the most common and universal utility products on the planet — we use them for everything. Unlike most 5-gallon buckets on the market, this bucket is virtually indestructible. Able to hold up to 600 pounds, Huck provides a more environmentally friendly option because it will never get thrown away. Watch the video here.

ACR ResQLink+ Personal Locator Beacon

buoyant personal locator beacon
Unlike most satellite-enabled notification devices, the ResQLink requires no monthly or annual subscription.Courtesy ACR Electronics

The ResQLink+ PLB is a buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon easily goes where you go. Using a network of search and rescue satellites, this personal beacon allows responders to find and rescue you, no matter your location.

Costa Cat Cay Sunglasses

Costa Cat Cay Sunglasses
Unmatched quality — brought to you by Costa.Courtesy Costa del Mar

Costa's Cat Cay sunglasses are a vital piece of equipment for those who spend time on the water. These 100-percent polarized, 580 glass lenses provide premium eye protection and are the number-one choice of those in the know.

XTRATUF Kryptek Ankle Boots

xtratuf kryptek waterproof deck boots
From commercial fishing to sport fishing, these waterproof kicks have you covered.Xtratuf

Xtratuf isn't just any boot, these boots are engineered to withstand the world's toughest marine conditions while protecting your feet with all the value and performance fishermen expect.

Buff Sun Protection Headwear

buff UV-protective headwear
The BUFF blocks 95 percent of the sun's harmful rays.Xtratuf

This face guard from Buff delivers all the functionality of the original, but with built-in sun protection that blocks up to 95-percent of harmful UV rays. The cool fibers wick moisture and dry fast and can be worn 12 different ways and come in more prints than you can count.

Black Magic Equalizer Stand-up Harness

stand up fishing harness
The Black Magic harness makes it easier to battle big fish on stand-up tackle.Courtesy Black Magic Tackle

This lightweight harness and gimbal plate allows you to apply greater pressure on the fish without increasing the strain on your back, arms or legs. The padding on the gimbal plate is honeycombed, allowing better blood circulation during those long fights and is proven to handle big marlin.

Magma Products Tournament Series Filet Table

dockside fish cleaning table station
This cleaning station comes equipped with a 1-1/2" tubular stainless-steel base and quick-release knobs for instant adjustment or removal.Magma Products

This table is constructed with commercial quality UV-stabilized high-density polyethylene and is virtually indestructible. It will not crack, mildew or absorb bacteria. A slotted back allows proper drainage from the surface, keeping you and your dock clean.

Yeti 20-Ounce Rambler

Yeti 20-Ounce Rambler
YETI Ramblers are BPA-free and dishwasher safe to last a lifetime.YETI

There isn't a boat on the water that doesn't have at least one Yeti on board. Double-insulated and super-strong, Yeti tumblers not only keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, they are built to last.

go pro hero 7 waterproof camera
The GoPro Hero7's voice control feature allows for hands-free operation.GoPro

Who doesn't love a GoPro? Easy to operate, rugged and waterproof with gimbal-like stabilization and live streaming capability, these cameras are a tournament staple. Shoots crisp 4K HD video and12MP photos, so if you need to video your release, get a GoPro, or three.

Canon 12x36 Image Stabilization III Binoculars

Canon Image Stabilization III Binoculars
Canon features long eye relief so they're comfortable even while wearing glasses.Courtesy Canon

These compact binoculars offer virtually distortion-free viewing. Find birds in bright or low-light conditions with or without your sunglasses on. These binoculars are low-profile and compact enough to take to the tower with you whenever you're on the hunt.