Here are 9 quintessential bass boat accessories you need to have this summer.
You’ve waited all year to take your bass boat out for summer fishing. Now that it’s here, it’s time to get out on the water and bag some lunkers. Get the most out of the days ahead by adding these nine essential bass boat accessories to your fishing craft.
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Have you ever wanted to drive your boat like it’s a car? The T-H Marine Universal Hot Foot converts any outboard throttle system into a floor gas pedal. It also works with a handful of inboard systems. A lot of tournament pros use the Hot Foot on their boats, because it enables safer boat handling and better speed control. Price: $109.99
Driftmaster® T-Bars Spider Rigging Rod Holders are common fixtures on the hulls of pro tournament bass boats. It’s no wonder why: These tough rod holders are built to last, and they fit on just about any boat contour. Each T-Bar holds up to four rods. Choose from two stem sizes: 10-inch or 18-inch. Price: $104.99-$122.99
Fish finders and GPS systems are both essential accessories for any bass boat. The Humminbird HELIX 7 Chirp SI/GPS G2 Combo is both a high-definition sonar device and GPS unit. This toy is loaded with cool features, such as track and chart plotting, split-screen zoom, 3D chart view, and a whole lot more. Price: $699.99
It’s always a good idea to keep a reliable battery charger on your boat. The Minn Kota® Digital Linear Onboard Battery Charger is one of our favorite digital chargers. It fires up batteries twice as fast as most other digital chargers, and it maintains itself. When the battery is fully charged, the charger shuts off. Price: $149.99
It’s always a good idea to keep a spare battery on your boat. The Bass Pro Shops® XPS® 12-Volt Deep Cycle Marine Batteries have excellent charge and plenty of reserve power, with a charge that lasts up to 8 hours. Price: $139.99-$214.99
Fishing is a game of stealth. For the quiet approach, you’ll need a quiet trolling motor. The Minn Kota® Edge 65/45” is one of our favorite bow-mounted trolling motors. It’s foot-controlled, quick in the water, easy to control, and best of all, it’s super quiet. Those fish will never hear you coming…Price: $479.99
Sure, fishing is all about stealth, but sometimes you want some tunage while you’re out on the lake. The Boss Audio Systems MBP752WB.6H is equipped for blue-tooth, and it’s compatible with just about any smart phone or mp3 player. It can also play CDs – remember those things? This stereo is fully detachable and also comes with a USB port and AUX cable. Now you can rock out to Smoke on the Water, or sing along to Fishing in the Dark while you’re bagging lunkers. Price: $179.99
The YETI Tundra 50 is one of the most durable and insulated personal marine coolers on the market. This “stronghold of cold” is made out of the same material as whitewater kayaks, so it will last for several years and then some. Built-in tie-down loops allow you to secure it to your boat, so your cold ones and sammies won’t go flying off while you’re cruising the water. The Tundra 50 holds up to 32 cans. Price: $379.99
Pulling up an anchor can put unnecessary stress on your back. The Worth Original Anchormate is a bow-mounted anchor system that makes pulling up an anchor a piece of cake. The system includes a free-spooling reel for easy retrieval, and a bow-mounted hull piece that locks the anchor in place when it’s not in use. This item is designed for anchors up to 12 pounds, so it’s better suited for small bass boats. Price: $79.99