The Top 10 Truck Fishing Accessories
If the sun is shining and it's a day that ends with "y", you're out on the water, reeling one in.
Does this sound like you?
Fishing enthusiasts are some of the most passionate hobbyists around, and for good reason.
Science shows that a day on the lake, rod, and reel in hand, is actually good for your health, filling your body with vitamin D, improving your cardiovascular system and giving your immune system a boost.
This makes it an ideal sport that anyone can participate in, but you have to have the right gear to enjoy it to the fullest.
One place to start? Your truck! Outfitting your vehicle with the latest truck fishing accessories makes it easier to pick up and go at a moment's notice.
Today, we're sharing 10 of these add-ons that can transform your pickup in no time.
Ready to learn more? Let's get started!
1. Floor Liners
You don't want to track your wet, muddy boots into your truck at the end of a long, successful day of fishing. Invest in some top-quality floor liners to protect your vehicle and keep it looking good as new. Look for a set that covers your interior trim, seat tracks, door sills and (beneath) pedals for maximum coverage. Find ones in colors that complement your interior, and rest assured that even your dirtiest day of fly fishing can't wreak havoc on your beloved 4x4.
2. Bed Liners
Along the same lines, you don't want your tackle box, rod and other gear scratching up your truck bed.
A bed liner will keep the back of your vehicle safe from dings, dents, scratches, and scuffs. It also protects the surface from harsh chemicals and ensures that any leaks or spills don't turn to rust.
Another benefit of installing a bed liner? If the fish are biting, you can spend all day out in the hot sun and not worry about your bed surface fading, as some of the top lines offer UV protection and stability.
Pro Tip: If you fillet fish on the tailgate, PREMIUM LINE-X is the best answer for rinsing all of the nasty blood off.
3. Roof Rack
Those who are ultra-serious about fishing might find that their truck isn't big enough to hold all of their gear. This is especially the case if you are a commercial or professional fisherman.
Or, you might have a piece of equipment that's too large to fit in the bed, such as a kayak.
In these cases, it's wise to buy roof mounts that fit on top of your truck to provide extra storage. Securely fasten your items to the mounts and you're ready to take your love of the sport anywhere!
A smaller-scale alternative is a truck bed fishing rod holder! Mount on to yours and make sure you always have room for your favorite accessory.
4. Truck Bed Cover
You love the outdoors, but you don't love the damage it can do to your truck.
To this end, a truck bed cover is key.
There are many different kinds to choose from, including a roll-up cover, hard folding cover, tonneau cover, retractable cover and more. You can even have one paint-matched to create a seamless look with your exterior.
This way, you don't have to rush back to your vehicle in the event of a downpour. After all, fish are often more active, visible and ready to bite when it's raining, so pull on your boots, put on your jacket and enjoy!
Pro Tip: The Ranch Fiberglass has fishing rod holder options on their lids and camper tops.
5. Truck Bed Cargo System
Packing and planning for a weekend away on the coast? You could benefit from a cargo system that separates your truck bed into myriad sections for easy organization.
For instance, a truck bed organizer allows you to stash your food, clothes, bait, and tackle in separate compartments so you don't get them mixed up. You can also install a drawer storage system to stash your equipment out of sight when not in use.
6. Trailer Hitch
You can't bring a boat to the water without one!
Look for a trailer hitch designed to fit your truck's specific make and model. It should also be capable of handling the weight that you intend to tow.
Speak to your local truck accessory dealer to find a trailer hitch that meets your individual needs.
7. LED Lighting
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band made it into a catchy single, but fishing in the dark is one of the calmest experiences around. A full moon overhead, a kayak and the lake all to yourself, you might wonder why you ever tried it any other way.
Yet, you can't get where you're going without the proper headlights and taillights. Upfit your truck with LED lighting and notice the difference right away. These are also great for off-roading when you need to be able to see clearly around every twist and turn.
8. Exterior Finishes
Do you take your truck along on all of your outdoorsy adventures? If so, you'll notice that it doesn't take long before it starts showing signs of wear and tear.
Tailor your vehicle with Fender Flares, Bug Shields, and grill guards to protect against the deer you see in the wee hours of the morning and splash guards to make sure it always impresses.
9. Leather Interior
Let's face it: Fishing can get messy. You don't want to scrub grime and slime off upholstered seats. Doing so can leave smears and smells that last the lifetime of your truck.
Instead, upgrade to leather seats, which you can wipe clean with ease. This way, you can rest assured there are no germs left behind. You also don't have to worry as much if your tackle box tips over as you take a turn.
10. Security Box
You might have to park a long way away from the water when you drive to your fishing hole. You don't want to leave your valuables sitting in plain sight, but you don't want to bring them with you on the boat, either.
Stash them safely away in a locked security box so you never have to worry about their security. From your wallet to your high-priced tools, you can fit it all in here, and keep it protected from theft.
Find Your New Truck Fishing Accessories Today
Now that you know what truck fishing accessories you need, are you ready to spend some time on the water? When you're ready to upgrade your vehicle, we'd love to help.
We provide top-of-the-line truck accessories to transform yours into the versatile, functional resource you need it to be.
Get in touch with our team today to learn more about what we offer. Then, start planning your next day at the lake. You'll be more than ready.