Gift Guide

10 Gifts For Tech Savvy Anglers

For many anglers, the holidays are a time where family members ask what you want and you’re not even sure where to start. Breaking down the exact rod or reel usually makes their head spin. That 6.3:1 gear ratio reel with 4 ball bearings or a 7’ Medium Heavy with a fast action tip comes across as a different language to your family members.

So, let’s make things easy here!

We’ve put together the top 10 gifts that a tech savvy angler like yourself would love to have!

#10. Deeper Sonar

Deeper Sonars use a Wi-Fi connection to pair with your smartphone or tablet. This gives a powerful, stable wireless connection and the best casting range of any castable fish finder Deeper sonars work like a Wi-Fi hotspot – you don’t need an internet or mobile network connection. Deeper Sonars will show you depth, contour, fish location and much more.

Find fish, locate hotspots, map your favorite lakes, then get straight into the action. Every scan and map is saved on the Deeper App, and available on any computer using Lakebook. Now you can build up a detailed record of every location you fish.

With three different sonar options, Deeper is sure to have the right fit for the tech savvy angler in your life! From the Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+, Deeper Smart Sonar PRO, and Deeper Fishfinder START, you can go all in or just get your feet wet! Deeper sonars are Ideal for shore anglers who want a simple, powerful and affordable fish finder to help them catch more.

#9. Lowrance HOOK²

If you’re looking to get your angler a new unit for their bass boat or kayak, but you don’t want to break the bank, you’ve come to the right place! The Lowrance HOOK² is the perfect unit for an angler looking to familiarize themselves with a GPS chartplotter and fish finder.

With HOOK², you will spend more time fishing and less time playing with settings. With this display you get a perfect mix of simplicity and power, featuring easy-to-understand menus, wide-angle CHIRP sonar coverage and both SideScan and DownScan Imaging. Take the guesswork out of finding the fish with the Lowrance HOOK².

#8. Premium BassForecast

The BassForecast Fishing App is an app that every tech savvy angler is looking for! With complete weather details, a catch log, an incredibly detailed calendar view, archived weather information and complete Solunar coverage, the angler in your life will never have to guess when to go fishing again!

The app provides push notifications up to ten days in advance to let your angler know the best times to hit the water! All weather information (past, current, and forecasted) is provided by AccuWeather – the gold standard and global leader in weather information and digital media. Only BassForecast has access to this enormous weather database – which means you can track the BFR for all your favorite fishing locations, anywhere in the United States.

With all of this forecasting data in one spot, upgrading your angler to a premium BassForecast membership is a no-brainer this holiday season!

#7. Hobie Evolve Torqeedo Motor Kit

Hobie Kayaks introduces it’s revolutionary new Hobie EVOLVE Series powered by Torqeedo’s Ultralight 402 electric motor. For the first time in kayak history, you’re one touch away from quiet, clean, and efficient electric propulsion. Go for hours at a steady two knots, or pour on the juice for a burst of speed. It’s your call.

This compact, German-engineered motor is custom designed with two different types of Hobie mounts to slip into your existing Hobie kayak. Quietly slip through the bass-choked shallows…Give your muscles a break during a lengthy bay cruise…Introduce a non-paddling friend to kayaking with power…The choice is yours.

With Hobie’s new Hobie EVOLVE, you have more choices than ever. Two options available, one for the hard shell kayak series and one for the inflatable kayak series.

To learn more, check out this video from ICAST 2018!

#6. GoPro Hero 7 Black Camera

Film your fishing with ease! With GoPro’s ever growing and improving lineup of action cameras, it’s never been easier to record your day on the water! The brand new GoPro Hero 7 provides a hypersmooth video, it’s rugged and waterproof, and even has voice control technology!

The Hero 7 Black is waterproof down to 33 foot below the water’s surface, so no need to worry about a little rain when you’re out fishing! With 16 different voice commands, you can tell your GoPro to take a photo or even to make a clip out of one of your videos for you! The GoPro Hero 7 Black even has the capability to stream your video LIVE on Facebook! This is the perfect gift for the angler in your life!

#5. 13 Fishing Concept Z3

The Concept Z3 from 13 Fishing is manufactured with American made CZB (Concept Zero Bearing) polymer technology bearings, and built to be tough as nails! It’s incredibly light which makes it ideal for those long days on the water. With 30+ pounds of drag and a massive cranking handle, the angler in your life will have all of his needs covered with this reel!

The Concept Z3 makes casting long distances easier than ever with its high spin spool shaft yet it boasts unrivaled durability! It is ready to tackle the biggest fish the angler in your life wants to hook into! Don’t pass up the opportunity to give your angler the reel he’s been dreaming of this holiday season!

#4. ProNav Angler

ProNav Marine is paving the way in cutting edge, highly technological fishing products in order to maximize your time, success, and enjoyment on the water. The ProNav Angler is the world’s first Wireless Bluetooth GPS Autopilot for fishing boats to be driven by an app on a smartphone or tablet. Designed to be the easiest to use autopilot on the market, the Angler also happens to be the easiest to install. What does that mean for you? More time fishing, less time keeping your boat on course!

With the ProNav Angler, you’ll have spot on GPS anchor technology, vector heading lock abilities, and easy to use GPS routes that you can set for your trolling motor! Spend less time messing with your trolling motor and more time fishing! You can also purchase an additional accessory, the ProNav Angler Motion which allows you to fine tune your position without needing to use your phone. It works seamlessly with the ProNav mobile app and offers full manual control along with anchoring, vector heading lock, speed control and convenient marking of waypoints from the controller.

To learn more, check out this video from ICAST 2018!

#3. ANGLR Bullseye

ANGLR is a fishing app aimed at helping anglers plan, record and improve their fishing. It’s an advanced fishing intelligence platform and 100% free across mobile and web.

Weather, water, location, and time data auto-sync to your private fishing profile on ANGLR for the entire trip. Identify patterns by layering past trips on waterways. Uncover trends on the conditions tab included on every trip summary page. Create that detailed logbook you’ve always aspired to. Build a private, personal fishing intelligence dashboard and make every trip count.

Anglr Bullseye

The Bullseye, ANGLR’s optional Bluetooth-enabled tracking accessory, makes your tracking experience even easier. The Bullseye is like a remote for your app/logbook. One press of the button marks a catch. Press it twice and you drop an editable waypoint. The ANGLR Bullseye is the easiest and fastest way to mark waypoints and catches without ever pulling out your phone or tapping around on a graph.



#2. Humminbird Helix 5

The Humminbird Helix 5 is the perfect GPS and fish finding unit for the angler in your life who’s tired of trying to decipher what’s a fish and what’s a stick. See a clearer view beneath your boat. It’s the perfect match of CHIRP sonar and Down Imaging detail. With their CHIRP Digital Sonar, you can view details that other forms of sonar won’t show you. Humminbird CHIRP Digital Sonar is engineered to help you see individual fish, clearly identify bait and structure, and reach greater depths and range.

With Humminbird Basemap Built-in, their enhanced standard basemap provides you with a clear view of underwater terrain and surrounding points of interest so you can fish and navigate with total confidence. Identify buoys, day markers, hazards, marinas, contours, depth markers and much, much more. Includes charts of more than 10,000 lakes, plus coastal coverage for the U.S. AutoChart Live.

AutoChart Live allows you to create real-time maps of your fishing spots, with access to patented Humminbird LakeMaster features. Map depth contours, bottom hardness and vegetation as you drive your boat, with eight hours of built-in recording time. This unit does it all, yet it won’t break your bank account!

#1. Erupt Fishing RTD

What the heck is an RTD you ask? This brand new Rod Threading Device has changed the game for anglers looking to save time on the water! It’s fast and easy to use, the RTD works with most rod types, including bass, walleye, and crappie setups. It even works on most fly fishing rods!

The unit is compact and fits easily into any tackle box trays or compartments in a boat! Simply thread the line through the eye and run it up your eyelets. It really is that easy!

To learn more, check out this video from ICAST 2018!

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Derek Horner


I am an avid bass fisherman and part of the ANGLR marketing team. I recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State University after being the team captain of the PSU Bass Fishing team for four years. I fish in tournaments nearly every weekend of the fishing season. I love to fish and have devoted my life to constant improvement with big goals to accomplish. I hope to help others improve and increase their knowledge along the way!

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