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Jetski Outfitters: Best Fishing Gear 2019 – A Cross-Reference of the Latest Reviews

Everyone has an opinion, right? Born out of love for the open waters, Jet Ski Outfitters has an opinion too! When it comes to fishing gear – we put in writing what we liked and what the experts had to say and compiled a list on a few favorites you may find useful for your next jet ski fishing adventure!

2019 Fishing Gear Forecast: (brought to you by Jet Ski Outfitters)

 1. Salt Life South Port Matte Black Sunglasses

The polarized, glass Zeiss lenses have a five-layer coating that cuts glare. But it’s the frame’s lightweight thermoplastic that makes them comfortable enough to wear all day. 

[$230; saltlife.comOpens a New Window.]

 2. Aqua-Vu Micro II Underwater Camera System

The Aqua-Vu® Micro II Underwater Camera fits easily into your pocket and features a 3.5" color LCD screen to reveal what lies below the surface. With an integrated cable and auto light-sensing infrared lighting system, the Micro II operates on a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 7 hours of run time between charges. Includes 50' of cable.

  • 5" LCD screen
  • Color display
  • Auto light-sensing infrared lighting system
  • 50' cable
  • Integrated cable included
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Fits easily into a pocket

[$230; basspro.combasspro.com]

3. Shimano Rods | Shakespeare (too…) And More

Idea Hacks featured a great read in 2019 that not only brought up several options in rods but also brought to light some things to consider when picking out a fishing rod personal to you. The aforementioned brands led the pack in ‘brand awareness’ and are featured heavily on the linked article.

[Prices vary; ideahacks.com]

4. Yeti Panga, Airtight, Waterproof and Submersible Bags

A 100% dry duffel. But definitely not a cooler. Hydrolok zipper makes sure water stays out so your gear stays bone-dry, no matter how torrential it gets. U-dock the terminal end of your hydrolok zipper that ensures a completely airtight seal. Thick skin shell made of high-density nylon and thick tpu lamination to be puncture- and abrasion-resistant

Dry haul straps in the hands or on the back, they’re as durable as they are comfortable

Metal lock hardware this hardware can take on smacks and whacks without breaking.

 [$299; amazon.comamazon.com]

5. Sunline Xplasma Asegai Braided Line

Sunline has taken advantage of the performance-enhancing qualities of Xplasma by P-Ion and used them to create a superior braided line with outstanding slickness, abrasion resistance, and water repellency. The line is very smooth, which reduces friction and increases casting distance.

[$24-$78; SunlineOpens a New Window.]

6. Vapor Apparel UPF 50+ Sun Protection Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt

Made of 100% performance microfiber by PURE-tech textiles, these shirts are soft, lightweight, breathable and dry quickly. They are also easy to care for and retain their coloring after washing. They are comfortable and feel good on the skin when it is sunny and hot. Being thin and light, they don't suit cold weather unless you wear them as inner layers.

These shirts offer 50+ UV/sun protection and meet the Skin Cancer Foundation requirements for effective UV protection in fabrics. Long sleeve design covers and protects more skin. This sun protection is built into the fibers and is thus not compromised by washing. You can have peace of mind that your upper body is protected from the harmful sun-rays when you have it on.

[$19.95-$29.95; amazon.comOpens a New Window.

7. Columbia Men's PFG Bahama II Short Sleeve Breathable Fishing Shirt

100% nylon construction makes this shirt thin and lightweight thus comfortable to wear, quick drying and easy to pack. It is also durable and abrasion resistant so it resists snags and brushes if you've to trek through bushes to get to your fishing spot. The material is prone to wrinkling but if you don't wring your shirt and hang it wet to dry, you can wear it without ironing.

It is constructed using Columbia's signature Omni-Shade fabric, which has a tight-weave construction, UV reflectors, and UV absorbing technology. Built-in UPF 30 sun protection, which does not wear off, blocks not just UVA rays but also UVB rays when fishing in the sun and prevents sunburn and other harmful effects these have on the skin. The fabric has the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation.

[$24-$140; amazon.comOpens a New Window.]