Fishing from the shore is great experience regardless if you are fishing from, for example, a pier or somewhere in the nature, far away from people and crowd.
But nothing can be compared with fishing from the boat, regardless if you are fishing 100m or 100 miles from the shore. And when someone mentions fishing boat, most of the people consider some 'monster' speed boat with, at least, twin huge outboard engines, capable of 50+ knots and ...
Hello, Earth calling - what is wrong with having small rubber dinghy or inflatable boat capable of carrying 1-2 persons few hundred meters from the shore? Such 'toy' boat occupy very little space, it is very cheap and fun ... Of course, big game fishing is (almost) out of question with such boat ...
Don't have a boat or license? You can always rent a boat with skipper and go for a fishing trip ...
Watersnake T24S is lightweight and compact, electric trolling motor with transom mount. It is powered with 12 volts battery and features 24 pounds (~10.9 kg) thrust with 24 Amps max draw.
Its 24 inch (61 cm) adjustable long shaft features 1 inch (25 mm) outside diameter and allows the user to set the propeller at optimal depth.
For people with kayaks and similar small boats, pontoons and rafts, version with kayak bracket is also available.
Booms Fishing X1 Aluminum Fishing Pliers are compact, lightweight and rather versatile fishing pliers, made using anodized aluminum with the stainless steel jaws.
Booms Fishing X1 Aluminum Fishing Pliers are easy to carry and to do common fishing tasks like cutting the lines, crimping the split fishing weights and sleeves, removing the hooks etc.
Cold Steel 27TDS Micro Recon 1 Spear Point is small and compact folding knife, but it is designed and built to be strong and durable knife that its users can rely on when the time comes.
Cold Steel 27TDS is very popular Every Day Carry (EDC) knife of not only security and military personell, but also of outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, fishermen etc.
Goplus Transom Mount Electric Trolling Motors is a group of versatile, affordable and very popular units, featuring 46/55/86 lbs of thrust, depending on the model.
They are simple to use and maintain, providing very good balance between the features, quality and price.
Odyssey PC925 are sealed lead acid (SLA) absorbent glass mat (AGM) dual-purpose batteries, designed for marine, automotive, LTV, ATV and other applications.
Odyssey PC925 are durable, vibration and mechanical impact resistant batteries, providing good charging/discharging features in wide temperature range, being able to produce large starting current, tolerate large number of deep discharge cycles etc.
Being SLA AGM batteries, Odyssey PC925 batteries are low maintenance batteries that can be mounted in virtually any position.
3.5lb Folding Grapnel Boat Anchor Kit consists of small, 3.5 pounds (~1.6 kg) heavy folding grapnel anchor and 40 feet (~12.2 m) of 3/8 inch (~10 mm) thick marine rope. Also, this set contains small buoy ball, storage nylon bag and stainless steel carabiner.
3.5lb Folding Grapnel Boat Anchor Kit is suitable for fishing kayaks and other small boats that must be anchored in calm waters, during calm weather.
RovyVon Aurora A3 flashlight is compact and sturdy, rechargeable LED flashlight, suitable as EDC (Every Day Carry) mini keychain LED flashlight.
Although rather small, RovyVon Aurora A3 flashlight features micro-USB charging port, four light modes, CREE XP-G3 LED, long reach, good resistance to water and sand etc. making it an excellent choice as the backup flashlight for any outdoors enthusiast. Also, it can be used as mini keychain, but reliable EDC flashlight.
Kershaw Cryo II Pocket Knife, Model 1556TI is improved version of original and very popular Kershaw Cryo pocket knife. It features stainless steel blade and handle with Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN) coating for improved durability, toughness, edge retention, corrosion resistance etc. Kershaw Cryo II is compact and relatively lightweight knife, that can be very useful in many situations and is often used as EDC pocket knife.
Kershaw 1556TI Cryo II offers great value at the reasonable price for any outdoors enthusiast, like fishermen, hunter, camper etc, but also for military, emergency and similar services.
Olight X7R Marauder is a large, relatively heavy and very durable all purpose flashlight. It is also rather expensive flashlight, but what you pay is what you actually get - insanely strong 12.000 lumens flashlight that features integrated battery pack consisting of four 18650 batteries, integrated charger, strong and durable body, three LED light sources, etc. If you like fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, kayaking and similar outdoors activities and want to have a reliable, and extra strong flashlight, consider Olight X7R Marauder flashlight.
Gerber LMF II Infantry, Survival and ASEK knives is a group of several, very similar knives, suitable for fishing and many other outdoor activities like camping, hunting and similar. Also, these knives are excellent gifts to all outdoor enthusiasts. They are strong and reliable outdoors tools, tested in very harsh conditions, even by military personnel.
BlizeTec Survival 5-in-1 Tactical Pocket Folding Knife is a palm size, versatile and affordable survival tool, great for many occasions like fishing, camping, hiking, hunting and for any outdoor activity. Even if you are not outdoor enthusiast, but want to be prepared for emergencies of any kind, BlizeTec Survival 5-in-1 Tactical Pocket Folding Knife is a great choice.
Fenix FX-PD35TAC Tactical LED Flashlight is one of the best buy outdoors flashlights. It is far from being the cheapest flashlight on the market, but with so many features, its durability and light output, it is one of the most desirable flashlights for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, hunting, camping etc. It is excellent as a gift, too.
Highly recommended flashlight.
Hausbell 7W Ultra Bright Mini LED Tactical Flashlight is very compact and affordable LED flashlight, suitable as backup flashlight for hunters, fishermen, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Also, it is excellent choice as a small EDC flashlight to be kept in the boat, car, backpack, desk drawer and similar. Thanks to advanced electronics, it comes with three modes of operation and can utilize both AA and 14500 lithium-ion battery.
Streamlight ProTac HL-X is a high quality professional tactical flashlight. Its maximum output is 1000 lumens, it can be powered using two CR123A or one 18650 battery, comes with several modes of operation, it is IPX7 water resistant, long range etc. and is excellent choice as a great EDC flashlight or as a flashlight for any outdoors enthusiast.
Maglite Mag-Tac LED 2-Cell CR123 Flashlight is very popular and robust flashlight from very reputable manufacturer. It is of simple design without unnecessary features or details that would jeopardize its functionality and it is made using high quality materials. Maglite Mag-Tac LED flashlight is excellent EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight, but also it can be used by fishermen, hunters, police, military personal and everybody else that need strong and reliable light source.
Takeya Insulated ThermoFlasks are excellent insulated stainless steel bottles. They are made using 18/8 food grade stainless steel, they are BPA free, and can be very handy and useful for all outdoors enthusiasts, fishermen included.
Supernova Guardian 1300XL Tactical Flashlight is strong and durable, high power tactical flashlight. Thanks to the 18650 lithium ion battery and the CREE XM-L U2 LED, its maximum output is 1300 lumens and maximum range is around 300 yards (~270m). Very good choice for any outdoor enthusiast as well as a not-so-small EDC flashlight.
Brooklyn Kayak Company's BKC UH-TK181 (also formerly know as 'Useful UH-TK181') is one of the best buy fishing kayaks on the market. BKC UH-TK181 is strong and sturdy sit-on-top kayak, providing a stable fishing platform in various weather and sea/river/lake surface conditions. Although designed for two adults, one person can easily paddle the kayak and maneuver with it. BKC UH-TK181 is not the lightest two-person kayak, but it can be easily pulled out onto the sandy or similar beach by a single person.
SeeReef Full Face Snorkel Mask is very popular 'full face' mask. Thanks to the flat viewing panel, it is highly suitable for shallow diving and observing the sea from the surface. The four valves and extra long breathing tube keep the view fog-free and enable the diver/swimmer to breath with ease. This mask is suitable for low to medium intensity swimming and shallow diving, with low intensity being highly recommended.
However, like all similar masks, SeeReef Full Face Snorkel Mask is not suitable for deep diving and for high intensity swimming/diving!
Smith and Wesson MP12 Tactical Flashlight is excellent tactical flashlight, great choice for any fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. Also, due to small dimensions, it is suitable as EDC flashlight for anyone who wants to have strong, sturdy and reliable flashlight in any situation. There are of course, cheaper models on the market, but with Smith and Wesson MP12, what you pay is what you get - there are few details that can be improved, but generally, very good flashlight.
Garmin STRIKER 5cv is a fishfinder with 5 inch (12.7 cm) display and integrated GPS. It is sturdy and well built unit, packed with many interesting features. It is direct descendant of Garmin 5dv fishfinder. Thanks to small dimensions, light weight construction, small power consumption, acceptable price etc. it is common choice for both larger and smaller fishing boats, and even fishing kayaks.
Ka-Bar Becker BK7 Combat Utility Fixed Blade Knife is an affordable, high quality, survival/utility knife, excellent as main knife for any outdoor enthusiast. Ka-Bar Becker BK7 is multipurpose knife, capable of cutting, filleting, chopping, light digging, slicing etc. Knife is not too large, nor too heavy, but when in hands, it feels strong, sturdy and durable.
J5 Tactical V1-PRO 300 Lumen Ultra Bright Flashlight is compact and affordable LED flashlight, suitable for fishing, hiking, cycling, hunting, camping and other similar activities. It is also very nice everyday carry (EDC) flashlight that easily fits any backpack or even pocket.
J5 Hyper V Tactical Flashlight is one of the best buy flashlights on the market. It has strong and durable aluminum body, single LED light source, 400 lumens maximum light output, several modes of operation, decent water resistance, adjustable zoom and several more features.
Solaray Pro ZX-1 Professional Series Tactical Led Flashlight is high-output, handheld, tactical flashlight, designed for personal and commercial use. With maximum output of 1200 lumens, strong and durable body and several modes of operation, it is with a good reason, one of the most popular flashlights in its class.
OrcaTorch D520 flashlight is a small, palm-size diving flashlight. It uses single CREE XM-L2(U4) neutral white LED (5000 K), to produce 1000 lumens of light. Its electronics allow the use of several batteries, but 18650 lithium ion rechargeable battery is highly recommended.
OrcaTorch D520 is of very simple design, offering reliability under adverse conditions and respectable 150 meters maximum depth.
Newport Vessels 55 Pound Thrust 8 Speed Electric Trolling Motor is medium sized electric boat motor suitable for quiet trolling, but also as main drive for small inflatables, kayaks and similar boats. Range and operating time, of course, depend on batteries.
ThorFire PF02 Tactical LED Flashlight is practical and durable flashlight which can come handy in many situations. Due to its many features and acceptable price, it is highly recommended for people who like fishing and outdoor activities, regardless of weather or season.
Cammenga 3H Tritium Military Compass is high quality magnetic compass which uses tritium micro lights for use in low-light conditions. It is robust and durable and worth every cent one has to pay for it.
SeaSense Double Braid Nylon Dockline is pre-spliced, double braid, nylon rope, whipped on both ends. It comes in several colors, thicknesses and lengths and at acceptable price.
Water Wheeler Electric ASL 5 Person Pedal Boat with Canopy is a small electric pedal boat suitable for short fishing trips few hundreds meters off the shore, during calm weather. It can be manually powered or powered using built-in small Minn-Kota trolling motor.
Radio Ranger 34" Remote Control Fishing Boat Set is RC fishing boat all-in-one set, suitable for close range RC fishing during nice weather. When not used for fishing, it is great toy!
Sea Doo Explorer X Sea-Doo Sea Scooter is medium sized, moderately priced Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) suitable for divers and swimmers. It can come very handy in many situations and it is nice device to have around on any fishing boat - even just for having fun when fish doesn't bite :)
Uniden MHS235 Marine Handheld Radio is robust, submersible, floating device packed with many useful features that comes at reasonable price. Of course, there are much cheaper, more or less, similar marine radios, but this kind of equipment is not bought often, so it is very smart investment in the long run ...
Humminbird 898c SI Combo 7-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter with Sounder is affordable fishing aid on any fishing boat. It comes with many useful features, often reserved for more expensive units.
Classic Accessories Cumberland Float Tube is a fishing float tube with good weight capacity and many useful features available at good price. It can be carried as backpack on fishing trips, just be sure to be physically very fit, since it has 14 pounds (6.5kg).
KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Serrated Edge Knife with Hard Sheath is great outdoor utility knife. It is great for camping, shooting, fishing and similar trips. Tough and reliable knife.
Fury Tactical Treasure II Dive Knife is cheap and versatile diving knife - it can take a lot of punishment and since it is so cheap, why not abuse it? Great price for what one gets!
Tilos Neoprene Fin Socks are thin and light diving socks suitable for diving in light currents; also works well for keeping feet warm in other conditions - great liner for hiking or hunting boots.
Kershaw 1259 Fillet Knife (9 inch Blade) is light and very usable filleting knife - blade is very corrosion resistant and suitable for working with various foods.
Rapala 4-Inch Bait Knife is a handy small knife, good to have around the boat and on camping trips. It has sharp and durable blade and best of all, it is very - cheap.
Vanguard 10x42 Binocular with ED Glass is top class, well built and expensive binocular suitable for marine use. Although it has soft rubber coating and it is declared waterproof, don't abuse it too much and it will serve you for a long long time.
Shakespeare Six Piece Fish Fillet Knife Set is great kitchen knife set suitable not only for fish filleting. It comes in solid plastic case good for both storing and carrying.
Intex 4 Person Mariner Inflatable Boat Set is versatile, light to medium duty boat. It can be used with motor mount kit with various trolling motors - boat have 400kg (880 pounds) weight capacity, so, plenty of room for electric trolling motor and deep cycle heavy duty battery and rest of the gear.
Uniden VHF Waterproof Two-Way Marine Radio (MHS75) is compact, well built, rugged handheld Marine radio filled with various features. Although radios are not required on smaller boats, it is sometimes good to know what is going on around you ...
Danielson Galvanized Folding Anchor is small and cheap, foldable anchor that requires very little space when not in use. Combined with at least some chain and ordinary rope, it holds easily dinghies, kayaks, canoes etc.
MinnKota RipTide 50 S Transom Mount Trolling Motor with Tilt Twist Tiller and Speed Coil (50lbs Thrust, 42 Inch Shaft) is powerful and silent electric trolling motor suitable for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Magnesium Fire Starter is small and cheap piece of equipment that can come very handy on fishing trips. Although it is very simple to use it, be sure to follow instructions and practice a little bit at home (safety first!).
Garmin Echo 550c Fishfinder is one of the best medium priced boat sonars. It has 5" (~13cm) wide display size with 640x480 resolution and 256 colors, 1900 feet (580 m) maximum depth in fresh water and 700 feet (210m) in saltwater, 120 degree viewing angle and many other features. This is something nice to have on any fishing boat :)