Holiday Gift Guide: 16 Ideas For Anglers Who Have Everything

Buyer’s Guide | Kayak Angler

It’s an unavoidable fact: some people on your holiday list are easier to shop for than others. Luckily for gift givers, kayak fishing is naturally geared to the gearhead. Every year we see new, innovative accessories designed to broaden an angler’s horizons and help land that big catch. Get creative with these cutting-edge, speciality gift ideas for kayak anglers who have everything.

[This article is part of our Holiday Gift Guide series. For more great gift ideas, see our roundup of 10 Fun Fishing Stocking Stuffers.]


Cobra Storage garage door fishing rod rack 21 inchCobra Storage

Garage Door Fishing Rod Holder Rack, 21”

$34 | cobrastorage.com

Painstakingly designed by two NASA engineers, this clever rod rack transforms your garage door into a storage center. When the door is lifted, the rods dangle from above. Sized to fit most four-panel garage doors, the rack ships with everything needed for an easy installation.

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For more options to safeguard your sticks, see our guide to Fishing Rod Storage At Home And On The Road.


Yamasho Brass Fish Scaler LYamasho

Brass Fish Scaler

$12 | yamashoinc.com

This popular, pro-level tool from Yamasho helps to easily get the scales off with no inconvenient mess. Made in Japan, the scaler features a hefty wooden handle and heavy-duty brass head.

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Get more catch-and-cook gift ideas for the seafood chef in your life with our article on How To Fillet A Fish In 5 Easy Steps.


Newport Vessels NK-180s Brushless Kayak MotorNewport Vessels

NK-180S Brushless Kayak Motor

$899 | newportvessels.com

Accelerate smoothly to reach a top speed of five knots with this 24V electric kayak motor, made to fit most new fishing kayaks. Comes with digital motor and battery display, plus an emergency stop key in case of capsize.

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Want to buy a boat with motor already included? We review the year’s top picks in the 9 Best Fishing Kayaks With Motors For 2022.


Scotty 1073 Laketroller kayak mini-downrigger with bracket mountScotty

1073 Laketroller Kayak Downrigger with Bracket Mount

$80 | scotty.com

The 1073 Laketroller from Scotty lets you set your depth with certainty. Perfectly sized for kayaks and canoes, this mini-downrigger makes trolling from a kayak easier than ever. Versatile bracket mount works both on flat decks and along a gunnel or transom.

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The Kayak Cart KC10 kayak cartThe Kayak Cart

KC10 Kayak Cart with 10” Wheels

$99 | thekayakcart.com

The KC10 from The Kayak Cart is lightweight but tough, specially designed for heavier boats like today’s fishing kayaks. With dual quick-release straps and removable wheels, this highly portable cart stows away small and won’t get in the way while fishing.

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Learn more about kayak carts, trailers and tailgate extensions in 3 Options To Transport Your Kayak Without A Roof Rack.


Harken Hoister for kayaksHarken Hoister

Harken Hoister for Kayaks

$117 | hoisterdirect.com

Hoist your kayak up to the rafters and park underneath with an ingenious block-and-tackle system sized for your garage. Available for maximum loads ranging from 15 pounds up to 200 pounds. For safety, a self-locking cleat keeps the load secure if you let go of the rope.

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Is storage space tight? Need a boat that will pack down and fit in your hall closet? Consult our article on The Latest In Folding And Modular Kayaks.


Deeper Sonar Chirp 2 castable fish finderDeeper Sonar

Chirp 2 Castable Fish Finder

$329 | deepersonar.com

Go deeper than ever with the Chirp 2. Cast the unit out to 394 feet and receive accurate readings via Wi-Fi to your iOS or Android device—even in bad weather! Works in water up to 330 feet deep, with fifteen hours of battery life for all-day fishing.

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Find other full-featured fish finders in our roundup of the 4 Best Kayak Fish Finder-GPS Combos.


AcuRite Hunting and Fishing Activity Meter with ForecastingAcuRite

Hunting and Fishing Activity Meter with Weather Forecaster

$37 | acurite.com

AcuRite’s smart device uses a discreet, easy-to-mount sensor to forecast the optimum time for hunting and fishing in your exact location. Find out temperature trends, weather forecast, phase of the moon and more. Features durable, weather-resistant construction.

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Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind and Temperature MeterKestrel

2000 Pocket Wind and Temperature Meter

$99 | kestrelmeters.com

Accurately measure windspeed, wind chill and temperature with this rugged handheld anemometer from Kestrel. Waterproof, shock-resistant and buoyant, the device comes with protective cover and neck lanyard to go along with you wherever winds blow.

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Don’t let the weather get you down! We have all the product picks you need to Beat The Forecast With Foul Weather Fishing Gear.


CreekKooler Pup tow cooler 15 quartCreekKooler

Pup Floating Tow Cooler

$199 | creekkooler.biz

Forget about what floats your boat—what floats your cooler? Bring some extra storage along for the trip with the Pup. 15-quart capacity holds fifteen 12-ounce cans and ten pounds of ice. Insulated dual wall construction helps keep the contents colder for longer, plus two integrated drink holders.

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Prefer a kayak cooler you can carry onboard? Find the option that fits just right with 5 Great Kayak-Sized Coolers For Anglers.


RAM Mounts RAM Tough-Pole 24" Camera MountRAM Mounts

RAM Tough-Pole 24” Camera Mount

$82 | rammount.com

Get great fishing footage with a universal action camera adapter from RAM Mounts. Compatible with GoPro and most other brands, the Tough-Pole swings easily and provides 360-degree rotation at the twist of a knob.

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For more great ways to rig your kayak just right, see Get Flexible—6 Interchangeable Kayak Mounting Accessories.


Fat Fish Plastisol Injector soft lure making toolFat Fish

Plastisol Injector Soft Lure Making Tool

$29

You may have tried tying a few flies, but how about making your own soft plastic lures? Fat Fish presents a new take on the time-honored art of lure-making. Their aluminum alloy plastisol injector uses a standard 5/8” injector port to work with Fat Fish bait molds and others. What kind of bait can you create?

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Prefer premade soft plastic lures? We review the best new big baits in 5 Large Fishing Lures To Catch Bigger Fish.


Kayak Angler magazine coversKayak Angler Subscription

$19 | kayakanglermag.com

Kayak Angler Magazine is North America’s #1 kayak fishing publication. Every issue of Kayak Angler is filled with the latest fishing kayak and gear reviews, rigging and tactics for saltwater and freshwater species and much more. Your subscription also includes exclusive industry news and fishing reports on what’s biting near you.

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PENN Fishing HD Line WinderPENN Fishing

HD Line Winder

$71 | pennfishing.com

Fishing is fun, but winding line can be a pain. Make the job easier with PENN’s HD Line Winder, with heavy-duty steel construction, adjustable tension and fold-away convenience. Works with a wide variety of bulk spool sizes.

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Learn all about fishing line, including the pros and cons of various types, at the Angler’s Guide To Fishing Line.


ACR ResQLink 400 personal locator beaconACR

ResQLink 400 Personal Locator Beacon

$324 | acrartex.com

Peace of mind comes in a pocket-size lifesaver. Push a button on ACR’s ResQlink buoyant personal locator beacon and rescue services are immediately alerted to your location. The beacon sends out a GPS signal accurate to within a few feet and a signal strobe to bring help in close.

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Be prepared and stay safe on the water with our guide to Kayak Safety Equipment—7 Essential Items For Your Ditch Kit.


YakAttack Leverage landing netYakAttack

Leverage Landing Net

$90 | yakattack.us

A bent, ergonomic handle works with one hand. Collapsible; folds out with a flip of the wrist. YakAttack uses an oval hoop to reduce size. Smaller model features a 12” × 20” hoop, while larger model measures 20” × 21”. Foam handle extension or XL handle available.

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All landing nets are not made equal. Get the right net for the job with the 3 Best Fishing Nets For Kayak Anglers.