Fact: Fisherman love gear and tinkering with gadgets. Whatever the reason, we just can’t seem to get enough of either. The open-water fishing season is just around the corner, and we’d like to take a couple minutes to highlight some unique products that are definitely worth a look before taking to the lakes this spring.
Can’t get the fish to bite? Well, a few sprays of this should do the trick. Better yet? It’s available in a variety of scents, from minnow to shrimp and, yes, even garlic.
Developed by Greg Bambenek—creator of Dr. Juice Fish Attractant—this iPhone app lures fish with underwater sounds like herring farts. (We haven’t tried this gadget just yet, but we couldn’t help ourselves. Herring farts, people. Herring farts.)
You’ll have to pony up some bucks to get your hands on this device. But it’s well worth your money. It features a touchscreen and comes preloaded with key land features like lakes, rivers and more.
Its knot-free surface results in fewer snags and less fish damage, while its flat bottom helps create easier fish removal. The rubber netting expands naturally to fit a fish’s size and weight, too. How nice is that?
This knife makes quick work of cleaning fish. It’s not necessarily for the novice, but it’s worth the purchase once you’ve mastered the art of filleting.
Fish are slimy, which can make filleting a heck of a lot harder. But these gloves are made from Tuff-Knit material for better grip and better protection. Which is good. Because nobody wants to see you lose a finger over a fillet.