This post is focused on rounding up some of the best new fishing gear 2019, with updates each month. We also have an ongoing post for new hunting gear, as well. Check back in each month as we update with some of the newest gear on the market.
Best New Fishing Gear 2019 – Rods and Reels
St Croix Rods for Kayakers
For kayakers looking for new fishing gear, the St. Croix Mojo Yak rods are designed with them in mind and feature high-sensitive graphite blanks for distance and accurate casting along with the backbone to hoist fish up. Available in spinning and casting models they include Kigan Master Hand 3D guides, a shorter split-handle configuration with Winn polymer grips and a shortened butt for easier casting and better presentation while sitting low to the water.
Suggested Retail Price: $150 – $160 www.stcroixrods.com
Berkley® “Lights the Night” with Illuminated Glowstik Fishing Rods
Berkley® introduces its Glowstik, an illuminated fishing rod designed for anglers fishing in low light or dark conditions.
These battery powered rods feature a fiberglass blank construction with a LED Core illuminating a fiber optic cable running the length of the rod. Sporting stainless steel guides with titanium oxide inserts and rubberized handle, the Glowstik is available in spinning and casting models.
Suggested Retail Rod Price: $79.99 to $89.99 www.purefishing.com
Shimano® Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reel
The Stradic CI4+ Spinning Reel offers strength, power, advanced technology and other features in a lightweight rust proof package suitable for both freshwater and saltwater angling. CI4 reinforced carbon fiber construction results in a reel that is significantly stronger and lighter than Shimano’s normal graphite reels. The X-Ship gearing system combined with the cold-forged aluminum Hagana gear insures smooth powerful reeling even under a heavy load.
Suggested Retail Price: $229.00 www.shimano.com
Best New Fishing Gear 2019 – Lures
Tightlines Announces New UV Hy-Brid Craw Bait (79)
The new Tightlines UV Hy-Brid Craw combines striking UV fish grabbing colors, a “Whisker crawl’n” action, is scent specific to a natural crawfish and has a clicking craw sound from a rattle positioned in the craw tail. The result is a flipping and pitching designed bait that provides excellent visibility in murky or dirty water conditions, making it an excellent piece of new fishing gear for spring and summer rainfall.
Suggested Retail Price – $9.99 for a 4 pack www.tightlinesuv.com
New Mepps® Aglia® Bait Series
The Mepps® Aglia® Bait Series combines proven Aglia® fish striking and catching ability with the specific colors and forage patterns of the prey favored by predatory fish.
Offered in 12 airbrushed blade patterns and two-color tail combinations, the Aglia® Bait Series spinners come in sizes #0 – #5 and are available in dressed treble hook, plain treble hook and plain single hook models.
Suggested Retail Price: $4.25 – $8.40 www.mepps.com
Best New Fishing Gear 2019 – Boats
Vibe Outdoors to Offer Shearwater™ 125 Kayak
Designed as an angling kayak, the Vibe Shearwater™ 125 is constructed of rotomolded single piece polyethylene and is available in either a pedal, power or paddle model. It weighs in at 72 pounds and is 12’6”long. It features a four position high-low Vibe Summit® Seat with standing perch, eight flush and horizontal rods holders, a removable sealer fish-finder pod with built in transducer and more. Available in early 2020.
Suggested Base Retail Price: $1,299 www.vibekayaks.com
Garmin Freshwater Force Trolling Motor
The Garmin Force trolling motor sports a powerful efficient brushless motor, which allows anglers to quickly move from drop off to structure in record time with the flexibility that allows anglers to “throttle back” when they need to fish slower and easily stands up to substantial currents. The award winning unit features built in Garmin CHIRP traditional and Ultra High-Definition ClearU scanning sonar and integrates with other technologies.
Suggested Retail Price: From $3,099 www.garmin.com/force
Best New Fishing Gear 2019 – Equipment
Plano Offers New KevinVanDam Signature Series Tackle Bags
Available in two sizes, the special KVD waterproof fabric tackle tote features a molded top that can hold one StowAway secured by an elastic bungee, 34 accessory attachment points, plus tie-down slots, a pliers holder and room for five (six for larger model) StowAways. Additional features include a large mesh back pocket, a compartmentalized front pocket, an elevated waterproof base, waterproof cell phone pocket and more.
Suggested Retail Price: $69.99-$89.99 www.planomolding.com
Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy® Enables Easy, Pain-Free Fish Retrieval
The Livewell Buddy® is a flexible, floating circular silicone net that allows fish to move freely through circulated water and easily fits in any standard livewell. It can also be attached alongside a boat, canoe or kayak and even tethered to a wading fisherman. It eliminates “fish splash” and “finning” injuries and makes retrieving your catch or baitfish, even the elusive pinfish, easy and safe.
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 www.anglersbest.com
Frabill Nets Give Anglers Leverage Over Trophies
A good fishing net can make or break a day and cost you a trophy. To make sure that doesn’t happen Frabill is offering a new advanced series of nets in three variants, the Standard Trophy Haul, the Power Extend, and the Bear Claw. Constructed from anodized stainless steel each variation is built tough and made to withstand use in both fresh and saltwater.
Suggested Retail Price: $69.99 – $129.99 www.frabill.com
Best New Fishing Gear 2019 – Everything Else
Killerdock Announces Slot Fish Cleaning Station.
The Killerdock Slot fish cleaning station is constructed of strong non-corrosive high grade aluminum followed with a clear SystemXMarine ceramic coating that offers protection from saltwater, UV rays, cleaning solutions and more. The 52” x 24” cutting surface features a two degree slope to drain water, blood and entrails through the rear slots. Includes an accessory tray, knife sharpener and cup holder. Easy two person installation.
Suggested Retail Price: $1,245.00 www.killerdock.com
New Costa Ocearch® Tuna Alley Angler Sunglasses
Named after the legendary 15-mile stretch of sand cutting through the deep blue Bahamian waters where the Bluefin tuna migrate north, the Ocearch® Tuna Alley sunglasses incorporate integral hinges, a patented vent system, polarized 100% UV protection with different 580 polarized lense options (including mirrors) and has a tough-as-nails rectangular single bridge nylon frame. These lightweight high-tech glasses are the perfect piece of new fishing gear for both salt and freshwater fishing.
Suggested Retail Price: $259.00 www.costadelmar.com
Outdoor Edge Introduces New Survival Tool
The all-in-one 1.8 ounce ParaSPARK survival bracelet features a 1.3-inch patented sheepsfoot blade and a brightly marked liquid-filled compass. The buckle houses a 110-decibel whistle as well as a fire-starting ferrocerium rod. The large bracelet is hand tied from 17 feet (14.4 feet for the medium bracelet) of reflective black seven-strand nylon paracord plus one strand of wax-coated firecord and a monofilament fishing line.
Suggest Retail Price: $33.99 www.outdooredge.com
White River Knife Company Introduces New Stylish Filet Knife
This hand finished filet knife from White River Knife and Tool is made from heat treated and precision ground CPM25VN steel and the 8 ½ inch blade is honed to a razor sharp edge to make easy work out of the toughest filet task. The Mahi Mahi green G10 ergonomically designed handle provides a no slip hold in wet and even slimy conditions.
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 www.whiteriverknives.com
Bear-Resistant OtterBox Coolers
The Otterbox Venture Coolers are available in three different sizes and will keep ice for up to 10 days (longer for different models). Each cooler can be customized with accessories such as cutting boards, ice packs, cup holders and even “All Terrain” wheels for the 45 and 65 quart models. All Otterbox coolers are certified bear resistant when secured with the locking kit and feature a limited lifetime warranty. Not just designed for fish, anglers can certainly utilize these coolers as new fishing gear, wether they are icing down freshly caught fish or their favorite beverages.
Suggested Retail Price: $195.49 – $382.49 www.otterbox.com
Igloo Introduces New Mission Series Cooler
From the backyard to a spontaneous adventure in the wild, the Mission cooler series was created with all the best features of Igloo’s hard-side coolers in mind. Ultratherm® insulation, along with a silicone rubber lid gasket provides long term ice retention. Other features include a lockable lid, FDA approved food grade liner, oversized heavy duty grab handles and other benefits. Available in 50, 72 and 124 quart sizes.
Suggested Retail Price: $139.99 – $249.99 www.igloocoolers.com
Reliable Portable Power When You Need It
The 37,000 mWh high-grade Lithium-Polymer JumpStart battery is compatible to jump most cars, trucks, SUV’s, boats, ATV’s and other power equipment and can re-charge up to 1,000 times. It also includes a powerful 8W, 330Lumen LED flashlight with 4 modes (low and high beam, SOS and strobe) with a 495 foot reach. Ergonomically designed, the JumpStart is constructed of machined aluminum to withstand rugged use.
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00 www.limitlessinnovations.com