1. TRAPPER 12 FOOT SOLO CANOE Building on a classic design, the Nova Craft Trapper provides a stable fishing platform and a light, maneuverable craft for your backcountry canoeing adventures. Get it at JB Trading Company (

2. MUCHACHA Designed specifically for women, Fishpond’s one-size-fits-most fishing vest handles your fishing gear in style. Fine details include lined hand-warmer pockets, lightweight and adjustable straps to fit as well as it organizes your tackle.

3. KAYAK V-CRATE This ain’t your PawPaw’s tackle box! Innovative design delivers a highly ergonomic box that fits easily in the rear compartment of almost any fishing kayak. Plano’s angled tackle storage bays feature easily accessible stowaway trays, while the center compartment handles everything else.

4. MEGA DAWG Big fish look for a big meal and the Strike King Mega Dawg delivers with a 6-inch, 2-ounce lure the monsters can’t resist. The lure isn’t subtle and it’s not supposed to be, mimicking wounded prey that drive the largemouths crazy.

5. COLT SERIES The Dobyns Colt proves you can have a solid fishing rod without taking out a second mortgage. At just $80, it’s appealing for the budget-conscious angler while delivering performance that rivals much pricier models.