The 3 Most Important Boat Accessories For Anglers
There are several important accessories for your boat when you’re going out fishing.
As anglers, we need the ability to position our boats, be stealthy, and find fish.
So in this new video, you’ll learn the top 3 things you need to have on your boat to catch tons of fish!
Check it out below!
3 Important Boat Accessories For Anglers [VIDEO]
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Ours has been in the shop forever and it’s really frustrating not having a trolling motor.
The ability to sneak up on fish and be stealthy is crucial.
Covering ground quietly is HUGE, especially when you are using artificials.
A Power Pole is super easy to use and with the click of a button, you’re able to hold your position without any spinning.
This will also help you anchor quietly.
If a Power Pole is not in the budget, you can use a stick anchor!
Fish Finder/Depth Finder
If you’re fishing around murky water this is a BIG DEAL.
When you’re on the flats in clear water you can have a good gauge but in deeper, dirtier water, a depth finder is a must-have.
Do you have any other accessories that are a MUST have for anglers?
Let me know down in the comments!
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Hello Luke. Thanks for all the useful info.
I am in the process of getting a trolling motor for my 24ft center console. We get in shallow water to catch bait. Love the black out chum by the way. I wanted to ask what happened to the trolling motor ant what kind is it?
Our MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motor shorted out one day (not sure why).
Given how long it has been in the shop waiting on parts, we went ahead and purchased a Minn Kota Ulterra and just got it up and running… so far so good.
Once I get some more time with it, I’ll do a review on how they compare/contrast.
Yes, Yes, and Yes! Over the last 6 months I have added this to my fishing arsenal with great success. Plus some carpet to quiet things down, and now I’m havin’ great fun! d
Thanks for making time to leave the comment Dan!
Agreed, I purchased an 80lb thrust Minn Kota trolling motor w/GPS anchor and it makes life so much simpler. Still reading the manual on how to work a lot of the other functions, but over time I’m sure I’ll understand.
These newer trolling motors are quite complex… but they sure can be a huge help once comfortable using the various features.
let me apologize to you luke. I have no manners. hi luke. I did not say that when I asked you a question.
No worries at all… thanks for posting the question!
what are the names of some of the stick anchors and which one is the best one to buy?
Here’s a link to a lesson on how to select the right stick anchor based on needs: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/stick-anchor/
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Great video Luke. I think your top 3 and order of importance is spot on! You made a comment about checking your depth recorder before getting up on plane. That’s a topic you might cover in a short video as this is a condition every extreme shallow water boater deals with. While easy to figure out a boat’s draft and water depth when engine is in down position, not so clear how to figure out depth needed to take off and depth needed once on plane. I’ve seen some comments elsewhere about circle starts but also involves technique. Thanks.
Great idea Rob! I’ll need to do a video on taking off in shallow water. The exact depth that’s needed is tough to determine because it varies by boat and how much weight is on it (plus where the weight is located… front-weighted helps plane quicker).
One tip to know your needed depth is to go to a sand flat and test it out by getting up on a plane in continually shallower depths until you can see that you touched the bottom (better to learn on sand than on a grass flat).
Thanks Luke for the video. Just wondering if having a fish finder with side imaging is beneficial for inshore fishing, especially fishing in murky water. Thanks
I haven’t yet found a use for side imaging for targeting the shallows where I normally fish (under 3 ft). But it’s extremely helpful when fishing nearshore reefs in 10+ ft of water.
Any thoughts on getting a stick into sand. Some areas are hard to get it and some sticks are hard to stay in with current.
The stick anchors normally work for sand too… just requires some more force if the sand is compacted. But if heavy current and hard packed sand, the stick anchor can be prone to pull out so going with a traditional anchor may be best.
Luke, nice video as usual. I would like to add one more item to your list, especially for very shallow flats fishing. We fish the Lower Laguna Madre of South Texas where the water is extremely shallow. I have the Navionics Platinum + chip in my 12 inch Lowrance unit. The water is usually clear, so I not too worried about using it for knowing the depth, it’s shallow. With the Navionics chip and having the google earth image, we can literally see the pothole in front of us and I use the chart to point us toward the most good looking pot holes. It’s really great to actually have a arial view of the bottom of what’s in front of us.
Regarding trolling motors, we are taking delivery of a new boat in about a month and we have a Minn Kota Ulterra on it. Not sure of the overall effectiveness of the motor with the very shallow water we fish, (many times 12 to 18 inches max), but w will see how it works out.
I’ve learned a lot from your video’s, and have used your on-line take discounts many times. Keep up the great work and thanks for all you and the staff do. Nice job to all!!
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