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April 29, 2022

Spring has sprung and that means the conditions are bearable enough to get back on the water for fishing, with a set of walkie talkies of course.

As anglers start heading back out for the next big catch, we've put together a list of things you'll need for a successful day on the water.

1. ROD AND REEL

Finding the right rod and reel is the perfect place to start when putting together your fishing kit.

Whether it's a spincast reel, spinning reel, or a baitcasting reel, it's important you take into consideration your angling experience, the type of fishing you're doing, and accessories you might be using.

The same thing can be said about finding the right rod.

When choosing a fishing rod you'll need to think about its length, material, action speed, power, and markings.

Head to Zebco and Shimano to find the right rods and reels for your next adventure on the water.

2. LURES

If you don't find the right lure, you probably won't catch as many fish as you'd like. 

You'll need to make sure the lure profile matches that of the dominant species you're looking to catch. 

Match the lure color to that of the water you're fishing in. 

If you're fishing in conditions with strong winds, it's best to go with a heavy lure. This will allow you to keep better tension on the line. 

Cabela's has over 150 different lures for you to choose from. 

3. FISH FINDER

When your day on the water is spent on a boat, for fun or for a tournament, a fish finder should be one of the first items you purchase. 

Technology like these devices are equipped with all sorts of helpful information like a depth finder. Depth finder technology will show you what's underneath your boat- weeds and fish. 

If you're hitting a large body of water, you don't want to get lost so the fish finder can also act as a GPS. Once you've found the perfect spot to cast your line, you can make way points so that next time you know exactly where to go. 

Ahead of your next fishing trip, check out Lowrance and Hummingbird

4. ACCESSORIES

No fishing kit is complete without the right accessories. 

Those accessories can include a quick rigger tool, filet knife, rod sock, pliers, fish baskets, and sheaths. 

You never know what you might encounter out on the water, so it's crucial you have everything you need.

Head to Cabela's for all your fishing accessories. 

5. COOLER

Whether you're on the lake with family and friends or competing in a tournament, days can be long. That's why it's important to stay hydrated and fueled with the right food and drinks.

Keep that food and drink cool and refreshing with a cooler.

Blue Coolers has a wide range of coolers fit for your needs.

That includes 25, 30, 55, 100 quart coolers. Some with wheels, some without. 

Blue Coolers also has soft-sided coolers if you're looking for something a little easier to transport and that is versatile. 

Don't forget to check out Blue Cooler's Marine Toppers ahead of your next day on the water.

6. WALKIE TALKIES

No fishing trip is complete without the right set of walkie talkies.

Having walkie talkies with you are key for communication. That communication can aid with getting on location whether it's a boat floating down a river, across a lake, or in the truck. Instant communication can save you precious fishing time and keep the group together. 

Once you're out on the water, there's a good chance you'll lose cellphone service so walkie talkies can provide that reliable communication needed to stay safe and prepared. 

Midland's walkie talkies boast high-powered communication, all while having a strong battery life. 

Some of Midland's walkie talkies even come in camouflage, perfect for the avid outdoor adventurer.

 

7. EMERGENCY RADIO

Don't find yourself out on the water without a device fit for an emergency.

Weather conditions are continuously evolving so having an emergency radio is key when it comes to staying up to date with the latest information. 

Midland's ER210 Emergency Radio is equipped with NOAA Weather Alerts, sending you helpful information as soon as it's available. 

If you run out of power on the water, don't worry, the ER210 is also a crank and solar powered radio as well. 

The ER210 also features a flashlight, long battery life and USB charging option for your other devices.


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