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Texas Saltwater Fishing Wish List

With so much water frontage on the Gulf Coast, Texas offers a surprisingly vibrant saltwater fishing scene. With liberal bag limits on species like catfish, triggerfish, and especially blue and white marlin, as well as perfectly reasonable restrictions for other common game fish like striped bass, spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel, snapper, and more, it’s hardly surprising that Texas’s fishing enthusiasts often leave the inland lakes and streams for the fishing opportunities offered by the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico.

If there is a Texan saltwater angler on your holiday shopping list this year, we’ve got a few gift recommendations for you, ranging from modestly priced stocking stuffers to major centerpiece purchases.

Offshore Angler Complete Tackle Kit ($59.99): Perfect for the beginning fisherman on your list this year, this complete tackle kit comes with pliers, a bait knife, bait rigs, hooks, barrel swivels, casting sinkers, and egg sinkers. In other words, it’s the perfect start-up tackle box for a newcomer to the saltwater fishing world.

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PRO-KNOT Saltwater Fishing Knot Cards ($5.99): While modern anglers can easily pull up directions for fishing knots on their computers or smartphones, there is some classicist novelty to this inexpensive and portable guide. With instructions for essential fishing knots like the improved clinch, the Palomar knot, the rapala knot, the surgeon’s knot, and more, these cards are the perfect supplement to the tackle kit for a beginning angler. They are also smart enough to fit in a pocket or on a keychain, so that the new fisherman or woman in your life can learn new knots on the go.

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Abu Garcia Revo Toro NaCl Inshore Baitcasting Reels ($299.99): We’ve never met a saltwater fisherman who would turn down a sleek new fishing reel, and we doubt you will either. This beautiful blue reel will look especially striking beneath your Christmas tree, but its laundry list of features – an aircraft-grade aluminum spool, durable brass gearing, a Carbon Matrix drag system, and a sealed centrifugal break system – will assure that its performance is striking once your loved one gets it out on Texas saltwater.

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Humminbird 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System ($2,799.99): Understandably, that price tag might scare some people away, but for the saltwater fishing enthusiast who has (almost) everything, this state of the art fishing system might just be the ultimate gift. The GPS system maps your fishing path, while the sonar system tells you where the fish are and where you might have the best chance for getting a few bites. If you give this product as a gift, you are essentially assuring the saltwater angler in your life that they will never get lost and never come home empty-handed again – a great gift indeed.

humminbirdPhoto via Bass Pro Shops

Casio Fishing Timer Watch ($69.99): A GPS and sonar fishing system is the kind of gift that just about any angler would die for, but you don’t have to break the band to get the fisherman on your shopping list a cool fishing gadget. This watch is a great gift for those shopping in a lower price range. It uses moon and temperature data to indicate the best and worst times for fishing on a scale of one to five – perfect for the unpredictable waters of Texas’s Gulf Coast.

watchPhoto via Bass Pro Shops

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Texas Saltwater Fishing Wish List