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Rainbow Lake Fishing Report 2022 [Tips, Spots, Pictures, and Everything You Need to Know]

How To Fish Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake Fishing Report

photo @ pinetoplakesideaz.gov

Rainbow Lake is a small community lake in the White Mountains for northeast Arizona and sits between the towns of Show Low and Pinetop, making it 186 miles from Phoenix, Arizona. 

Overall it’s a popular lake especially on the weekends and during the summer.  In this post, you’re going to be given the blueprint to fish this lake.

So what are the best tips for fishing Rainbow Lake?  There are three important factors you must know if you want to know how to fish Rainbow Lake successfully. First, you need to know what kind of fish is in Rainbow Lake. Second, it’s important for you to know which part of the lake each species can be found in. Lastly, knowing what are the best baits that work on Rainbow Lake is vital.  However, tactics, baits, and locations will be different for each type of fish that you target. So let’s talk about the steps you need to take in order to give you the best chance of catching a fish on Rainbow Lake.

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About Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake is a shallow body of water with the average depth being 7 feet and a maximum depth of 15 feet when the lake is completely full. Being 1.5 miles long and .3 miles across, the lake spans over 116 acres. This is a reservoir and plays a vital role in water retention during the summer. Located in the eastern part of Arizona, Rainbow Lake gives locals and visitors the opportunity to test their luck in catching one of the many game species this lake has to offer. 

Important Lake Warnings

Algae blooms may be present which may affect fishing, swimming, and water contact in general. 

Maximum 10-HP for gas engines on the lake.

If you are fishing and camping, fire bans may be in effect due to the ongoing drought conditions.

What Kind Of Fish Are In Rainbow Lake?

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Tiger Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Bluegill and Sunfish
  • Catfish

Rainbow Lake Fishing Tips & General Strategies

photo via azgfd.com

It can be a challenge to break down Rainbow Lake and decide to get started. 

First off, the majority of the shoreline is private property, so fishing is primarily done by boat or kayak. 

Getting started, Rainbow Lake is a slightly stained water lake and fishing can be tough. Ever since the city stocked the lake with grass carp it really decreased the clarity. 

Along with that, this lake is really shallow and has a ton of vegetation in it. 

Many call Rainbow Lake a “mini-Clear Lake” that is found in northern California for its similarity of being shallow, a mix of rock and grass, and lined with docks. 

There are two primary types of fishing structures in Rainbow Lake; hard structures and vegetation. The hard structure consists of boulders, rock piles, hardwood timber (either in the form of laydowns or vertical timber), man-made chunk rock banks, docks, and water retention dams.  Despite being a high altitude mountain lake it is very shallow and the abundant vegetation that grows in this lake in the form of submerged grass beds, reed patches, tule thickets, and sometimes even floating vegetation mats. 

Since there are a ton of docks to fish at Rainbow Lake, please remember to respect the owner’s property. 

Aside from rainbow trout, most other anglers will target bass, bluegill, and catfish. Although someone illegally stocked northern pike in this lake as well. 

Bass, bluegill, and catfish will spawn in the spring.  Bass will spawn in 1’-15’-feet of water notably on rocky structures, gravel flats, humps, and small creek inlets and cuts.  

Trout can be found up shallow in the winter and spring. However, trout will often suspend over deep water in the center of the lake during the summer afternoons..

Trout can be caught from shore, or by boat, kayak, or float tube.

Your best chance of catching deep suspending rainbow trout is by trolling a lure behind your boat or kayak. 

>> Learn More – If you want to learn more about how to troll for trout – click HERE

When the summer heat sets in, the bass, bluegill, and crappie will move to deeper water to approximately 15’-30’-feet of water. Focus on drops offs, channels, points, submerged humps. 

Deeper area with chunk rock ranging from baseball to basketball size will attract predatory fish like bass, crappie and catfish because it provides a safe area the prey (crayfish, bream, and minnows) can hide.

If you’re interested in learning how to fish for bass there is an article that dives into that exact topic. 

>> Learn More – How To Catch Bass – 57 Fool-Proof Methods To Start Bass Fishing [The Easy Way] – Click HERE

But Where Are The Best Places To Fish At Rainbow Lake?

And in no particular order here is that list of the best fishing spots.

DISCLAIMER:  The material provided is for general information purposes only. It’s important to understand that any information provided in this article can change at any time. Any maps or graphics featured are not to be used as navigational aids. Fishing Blueprint will not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage from any misuse of the maps or graphics provided.   It’s completely impossible to give you every single spot where you can potentially catch a fish.  But, what this list does do is to give you a helping hand and narrow it down to the most productive fishing spots.

Northwest Cove

This spot is great because it’s a mixture of standing, submerged vegetation, and chunk rock banks. 

In the back of the cove there are tule thickets and 15-20 feet from the shoreline there is largely submerged weedbeds that are present all year long. 

In the summer mornings, bass will cruise shallow and when the sun pops over treeline, they will retreat to shaded areas and hide in weed-filled holes and ambush bait.

Parts of the weedline are close to deep water and will often make natural cuts and points.  Fishing the outside edges, cuts and points can frequently result in fish being caught.

Lastly, there are some spots within this area that will create large ‘holes’ in the weedbed. These open areas will frequently hold bass and should be fished with a grass flipping jig, wacky rig senko, Mojo rig, Texas rig, weedless tubes or even a drop shot.

If the grass is submerged you fish over the tops with a topwater lure, buzzbaits, frog lure, chatterbaits, or whopper plopper. 

Fish the weedline edges parallel with crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, frog lures, soft plastic swimbaits, umbrella rigs, swim jigs, underspin jigs or chatterbaits

There are several hard bottom patches, small rock piles, and high spots on humps that should be checked for fish. 

Lastly, there are several small drainage ditches that should be checked for fish as well. 

Located: south end of the lake

Structural features: vegetation flat

Best species to target: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike

Most effective way to fish this spot: boat, kayak, float tube, shoreline

Western Points & Pockets

The west side of the lake is home to multiple long man-made points with artificial structures associated with it. 

The tips of these points are covered in thick chunk rock, in which the size can range from small boulders to basketball-sized rock (also known as “rip-rap”). 

The points are characteristically steep and crawfish, bluegill, minnows, and shad seek shelter in this area, which in turn attract bass and other predatory fish. 

It’s best to focus your efforts on cuts, piles of rock that create a ‘point on the point’, fishing the largest of boulders in that area, as well as, the transition areas from larger rock to smaller rock size.

During the summer, topwater baits work really well one hour before and after the sunrise/ or sunset.  A great midday strategy is to come back to this spot and fish this area.

Effective baits for this area include: topwater lures, buzzbaits in the morning or on cloudy conditions. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, chatterbaits, umbrella rigs, underspin jigs, swim jigs, hair jigs, lipless crankbaits, and soft plastic swimbaits perform well here in breezy conditions or during the midday.

In contrast, slower moving baits such as drop shot, football jigs, tubes, wacky rig, Texas rig, Neko rigs, and Carolina rigs can be phenomenal when the conditions are calm or the bass are holding close to the rocks.

Flutter spoons work great in the deepest part of the point or over any secondary structures directly related to the point. 

Located: western end of the lake

Structural features: vegetation flat

Best species to target: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike

Most effective way to fish this spot: boat, kayak, float tube

Southwestern Flats

This spot is great because it’s a “grass flat” with an important structure. It’s a fairly large area that has very little change in depth and is covered in vegetation. Sometimes this vegetation can grow to the surface creating a floating mat or canopy. 

When the weeds are just developing or dying off, this huge flat fishes very well, creating deep channels in the vegetation. Bass will hide in weed-filled holes and ambush bait.

It’s relatively shallow (between 3 and 10 feet deep) and what makes this spot unique is all the cover the fish can hide in and call home. Parts of the flat close to deep water, if the fish feel threatened, they can retreat to.  Fishing the outside edges can frequently result in fish being caught.

Lastly, there are some spots within this area that will create large ‘holes’ in the weedbed. These open areas will frequently hold bass and should be fished with a grass flipping jig, wacky rig senko, Mojo rig, Texas rig, weedless tubes or even a drop shot.

If the grass is submerged you fish over the tops with a topwater lure, buzzbaits, frog lure, chatterbaits, or whopper plopper. 

Fish the weedline edges parallel with crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, frog lures, soft plastic swimbaits, umbrella rigs, swim jigs, underspin jigs or chatterbaits

There are several hard bottom patches, small rock piles, and high spots on humps that should be checked for fish. 

Lastly, there are several small drainage ditches that should be checked for fish as well. 

Located: west end of the lake

Structural features: vegetation flat

Best species to target: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike

Most effective way to fish this spot: boat, kayak, float tube, shoreline

Southeast Arm

This area features a long narrow channel lined with docks and can provide amazing fishing in the spring through the fall.  

When the sun is out, fishing the different docks can often lead to bass being caught. 

Effective baits for this area include:  buzzbaits, crankbaits, chatterbaits, soft plastic swimbaits, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, swim jigs, and underspin jigs when the bass are aggressive.  

If the bass are timid, then drop shot, tubes, Ned rig, Neko rig, Mojo rig, Carolina rig, and football jigs all work really well.

Located: southeast end of the lake

Structural features: docks

Best species to target: bass, bluegill, catfish

Most effective way to fish this spot: boat, kayak, dock fishing (if you own it)

Bald Eagle Point

This is a long shallow point with a fairly large vegetation patch on it. Additionally, this area can fish exceptionally well in the summer and early fall mornings with topwater popper, buzzbait, or a frog lure. 

The point is sandwiched between a narrow cove to the north and south. 

A common strategy is if there are clouds or if it’s windy, then fish the point. If it’s calm or sunny, fish the docks above or below the point. 

Sometimes, there are some spots within this area that will create large ‘holes’ in the weedbed. These open areas will frequently hold bass and should be fished with a grass flipping jig, wacky rig senko, Mojo rig, Texas rig, weedless tubes or even a drop shot.

If the grass is submerged you fish over the tops with a topwater lure, buzzbaits, frog lure, chatterbaits, or whopper plopper. 

Fish the weedline edges parallel with crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, frog lures, soft plastic swimbaits, umbrella rigs, swim jigs, underspin jigs or chatterbaits

There are several hard bottom patches, small rock piles, and high spots on humps that should be checked for fish. 

Lastly, there are several small drainage ditches that should be checked for fish as well. 

Located: east end of the lake

Structural features: vegetation flat

Best species to target: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike

Most effective way to fish this spot: boat, kayak, float tube, shoreline (if you own it)

Northeast Rocky Banks

This section features several sections of long rocky bank stretches. The banks are characteristically very steep and made from large chunk rock to boulder-sized substrate.

Naturally, crawfish, bluegill, and minnows seek shelter in this area.

Given this embankment’s large area, it’s best to focus your efforts on cuts, points, boulder piles, and on transition areas from larger rock to smaller rock size.

Effective baits for this area include: topwater lures, buzzbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, umbrella rigs, chatterbaits, jerkbaits, underspin jigs, swim jigs, hair jigs, and soft plastic swimbaits perform well here in breezy conditions.

In contrast, slower moving baits such as drop shot, football jigs, tubes, wacky rig, Texas rig, Neko rigs, and Carolina rigs can be phenomenal when the conditions are calm or the bass are holding close to the rocks.

Located: northeast end of the lake

Structural features: chunk rock banks

Best species to target: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike

Most effective way to fish this spot: boat, kayak, float tube, shoreline (if you own it)

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How To Catch Fish In Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Trout

Arizona Game & Fish Department grow and stocks local lakes and reservoirs like this lake with Rainbow Trout.

Due to this lake being relatively unpressured, deep, and colder, and most other desert reservoirs, the stocked trout do very well. 

Since the trout are produced in local fisheries, they are healthy and have no limit on the amount of trout that can be consumed.

Typically trout are stocked twice a week, however, it can vary. 

The best spinners are: Bang-Tail (size 018),  Blue Foxes (blade size-0),  Kastmasters (1/16-ounce), Panther Martins spinners, Little Cleo spoons (1/16-ounce), and Shyster spinners (size 018).

General Trout Details

Spawn: March-May

Food: insects and crustaceans. 

Arizona State Record: 15 lb. 9.12 oz. 32.5 in., Willow Springs Lake Harold Wright, Sun City 9/29/06

Table Quality: Depending on the fishes diet, the meat can be white to orange-red in color. The meat is firm, flaky, and is considered excellent eating.

Angling techniques:

  • Fish attractor such as a  flasher or a dodger – great when trolling.
  • Trolling spoons such as a Krocodile spoon, Super Duper, Crippled Herring, Cast Champ, or  Hus-Lure – simple, easy to use, can be trolled or cast-retrieved at any speed.
  • Inline spinners such as the Bang-Tail and Shyster – gets a ton of bites.
  • Minnow style baits such as the Luhr-Jensen Quick Fish and the Rapala BX minnow – known to hook up giant fish.
  • Streamers and flies if the water is really clear or if the conditions are calm.  
  • Real or artificial corn – great because it will never spoil or mold over.
  • Natural salmon eggs – it’s hard to beat natural salmon eggs when trout are eating salmon eggs, they’ll eat up jars of this stuff!
  • Artificial salmon eggs – great because they float off the bottom – ideal in rocky or grassy conditions.
  • Real worms – such as meal worms or nightcrawlers.
  • Artificial worms – great for trolling and will never die.
  • Dry flies (floating flies) – The insects that land, float, or live on top of the water, which are represented by dry flies.Investing in a kit gives you a wide assortment of flies and a good selection of types and sizes allow you to quickly adjust to any situation.
  • Wet flies (sinking flies) – Wet flies imitate insects that develop and inhabit below the water level before emerging and rising to the surface. Investing in a kit gives you a wide assortment of flies and a good selection of types and sizes allow you to quickly adjust to any situation.  
  • Woolly bugger flies – One of the most popular fly patterns ever is the Woolly Bugger. These mimic small fish, leeches, larvae, and worms. Investing in a kit gives you a wide assortment of flies and a good selection of types and sizes allow you to quickly adjust to any situation.  
    • Steamer flies – They can also mimic larger animals found in streams and rivers, including crawfish, larger leeches, and smaller fish. Investing in a kit gives you a wide assortment of flies and a good selection of types and sizes allow you to quickly adjust to any situation. 

      • **The number one key to successful trout fishing, is to use light line (2 to 6 pound) and small hooks (10-14 sizes), and small sinkers

      Largemouth Bass

      The Largemouth bass is a carnivorous member of the sunfish family. Most lakes hold the Northern strain species, however the Roosevelt chain lakes have been stocking the lakes with Florida strain species of largemouth bass. 

      The Northern strain is thought to be considered more aggressive and offers a better fight than their Florida strain cousins. Whereas, the Florida strain can grow to an enormous size.

      Listed below are a handful of facts, top spots, and best lures to use to help you out…

      If you’re still not sure how to catch a bass, do worry. A complete section on Bass Fishing 101 was written to help you out. In that section, you’ll learn about the top ways to get you catching bass fast.

      Read more: Beginner’s Guide To Bass Fishing Basics – Tips, Secrets & Things To Avoid

      General Largemouth Bass Details

      Spawn: Spring, March-May

      Food: Shad, bluegill, crayfish

      Arizona State Record: 16 lb. 7.68 oz. 28.0 in., Canyon Lake Randall E. White, Mesa 4/22/97

      Table Quality: Decent. Firm white meat. 

      Angling techniques:

      Smallmouth Bass

      Smallmouth bass are a sibling species closely related to largemouth bass. They have a pretty brown/golden color and carry the nickname of “bronzeback”. There are a few physical features that make it different from the largemouth bass. Aside from being bronze in color, they will have gray-brown vertical bands and the most defining feature is the jaw does not extend past its eye. 

      Overall, smallmouth bass are most likely going about half the size of largemouth bass. However, pound for pound, a smallmouth can be incredibly aggressive and will put up an amazing fight. 

      General Smallmouth Bass Details

      Spawn: March-May

      Food: fish, crustaceans. 

      Arizona State Record: 6 lb. 4.48 oz. 21 in. Lake Havasu Sue Nowak, 2/23/17

      Table Quality: Similar to a largemouth bass it’s firm, white, flaky, mild-tasting

      Angling techniques:

      Black Crappie

      Introduced to Arizona in 1905, this lakes holds black crappie. These fish tend to linger over submerged brush and timber and are found in schools.

      The black crappie are much more tolerant in cooler water than their white crappie cousins. 

      Black crappie can be described as having an irregular black dots and blotched on the back and have more of a “silvery-olive” background.

      Average weight of a crappie in is going to be 0.75-pounds, however electro-netted samples show they can get over 3-pounds in size!

      General Crappie Details

      Spawn: April – mid-June

      Food: Larvae, small fish, and crustaceans. Threadfin shad make up their main diet. 

      Arizona State Record: 4 lb. 10.0 oz. –in., San Carlos Lake John Shadrick, Mammoth 1959

      Table Quality: The meat is excellent. It’s firm, flaky and white. 

      Angling techniques:

      • Live minnows under bobbers
      • Crappie jigs
      • Crappie tubes
      • Silver spoons
      • Spinners

      Catfish

      Channel Catfish

      Channel catfish weight will range from 0.5-to-15-pounds in and of the Roosevelt chain lakes, including Canyon Lake. However, the average weight will be between 1-4-pounds.

      Flathead Catfish

      Conversely, “smaller” flathead catfish will weigh in at 15-pounds and can grow around 75-pounds.  A flathead survey conducted in 2016 and 2020 caught a flathead that weighed over 48-pounds!    

      General Catfish Details

      Spawn: March-June

      Food: Carp, bluegill

      Arizona State Record:

      Channel catfish – 33 lb., 5.76 oz., 39.5 in., Upper Lake Mary Carson Pete, 3/26/17

      Flathead catfish – 76 lb. 8.64 oz., 53.5 in., Bartlett Lake Eddie Wilcoxson, Surprise 04/13/13

      Table Quality: Soft white meat. In the summer the meat will taste muddy.

      Angling techniques:

      Flathead catfish:

      • live bait such as smaller carp, full sized bluegill, or tilapia

      Channel catfish:

      • chicken liver
      • hotdogs
      • stink bait
      • small bluegill
      • small carp

      Bluegill/ Sunfish

      Introduced to Arizona in 1932, the bluegill has teal-blue coloring on the bottom portion of the chin and gill plate. It also has a solid black opercula flap just behind the gill plate.

      Bluegill are found on the shoreline and prefer nearby structures. Bluegill are incredibly aggressive and will quickly attack anything that looks like it could be eaten. Due to their aggressive behavior, they are one of the easiest fish to catch and are a great way to introduce someone to fishing.  

      Spawn: April and May

      Food: Small fish and insects

      Arizona State Record: 3 lb. 15.68 oz. 15.75 in., Goldwater Lake. Christopher Ray Mapes, Prescott Valley 5/2/04

      Table Quality: Firm, white meat 

      Angling techniques: 

      • Worms
      • Dough balls
      • Slim jim sausages pieces on a small hook (not lying… it really works)
      • Small spinners
      • Trout flys

      Carp

      Carp are an oily freshwater species of fish and are native to Europe and Asia. Carp are considered invasive to the United States.

      The big, hard fighting fish are really fun to catch. Many anglers will fish for carp at night and bowfishing from the shore or from a boat!

      Carp can be consumed however, their muddy taste and boney meat make it one of the least desirable fish to eat.

      Spawn: March-June

      Food: algae, plant matter, fish eggs, insects, aquatic worms, small crustaceans (snails), and small crayfish

      Arizona State Record: 37 lb. 0.0 oz. 40.0 in., Bartlett Lake Jonathan Gardner, Phoenix 8/8/87

      Table Quality: Poor. Soft white flesh that is muddy and riddled with bones

      Angling techniques:

      • Dough balls
      • Corn
      • Worms
      • Cherry tomatoes (not kidding)
      • Commercial carp baits

      Boat Ramps at Rainbow Lake

      Rainbow Lake Boat Ramp

      Location: Southwest corner of Lakeview Lane and Rainbow Lake Lane. 

      Phone number: none

      Lanes: 1

      Groceries available: no

      Gas: no

      Bathrooms: no

      Showers: no

      Electric: no

      Camping nearby: no

      Top Tackle Shops Near Rainbow Lake

      Sportsman’s Warehouse

      4421 S White Mountain Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901

      (928) 537-0800

      White Mountain Bait & Tackle

      1300 W McNeil, Show Low, AZ 85901

      (928) 537-2402

      M&M Kayaks

      1488 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop, AZ 85935

      (928) 358-1183

      Hon Dah Ski & Outdoor Sport

      787 AZ-260, Pinetop, AZ 85935

      (928) 369-7669

      Places To Camp, Lodging, And RV Parks

      While there is no camping directly on Rainbow Lake, there is camping nearby. 

      Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

      • Sites – 123 total. 
        • RV – 92 full hook up
        • Standard sites – 31
      • Dump station available: Yes
      • Fish cleaning station available: Yes
      • Low season: October – March
      • High season: April – September 
      • Concrete Pads: yes
      • Pets welcome: Yes
      • Fire Ring: Yes
      • Picnic Table: Yes
      • Campground map – click here
      • Reservations – click here

      Show Low Lake Campground

      • 5800 Show Low Lake Rd, Lakeside, AZ 85929
      • (928) 537-4126
      • Sites: 73
      • RV sites: available
      • Tent sites: available
      • Nearby boat ramp: Yes
      • Groceries available: Yes
      • Gas: No
      • Bathrooms: Yes
      • Showers: Yes
      • Electric: Yes
      • Campground map – click here 

      Hotels Near Rainbow Lake

      Don’t want to camp and need a place to stay when you’re visiting this lake?  Rest assured you’re covered!

      Finding a quality place to stay can take a long time which is why we’re providing you with a list of quality travel options when you stay at this lake.

      Check out this list of hotels and resorts you should consider staying at.

      Show Low

      Other Activities You Can Do at Rainbow Lake

      For those who want to chill at the lake…

      • Biking
      • Bird watching
      • Boating
      • Skiing
      • Kayaking
      • Canoeing
      • Paddleboarding
      • Sailing
      • Swimming
      • Camping
      • Horseshoes
      • Picnicking
      • Hiking
      • Gentle walking trails
      • Nature photography trails
      • Wildlife viewing
      • Mountain biking
      • Stargazing
      • and most importantly… relaxing.

      Accessories You’ll Need

      Fishing Rod

      RodThe popularity of fishing is growing and people are becoming much more conscious of different rods that can help them.

      Fishermen want the best technique-specific rod for the money.

      Luckily, the report I wrote provides you with detailed information in order for you to make buy the rod for the money, and more importantly which rods to avoid at all costs.

      >> What Rods To Use For Bass Fishing? 10 Awesome General Purpose Rods Reviewed

      Fishing Reel

      Reel – Having the correct reel to match with your rod is just as important.  A good reel should be light and have a buttery smooth drag. There are several great reels on the market, but I recommend the a quality Shimano  baitcasting reel. It’s a great reel packed with great features. So much so that it could easily be priced in the mid $200 range.

      >>How To Choose A Great Bass Fishing Reel For The Money [and which to avoid at all costs]

      Fishing Line

      Fishing Line – Having a good line is just as important as having a good rod. I recommend fishing with a good fluorocarbon line. Furthermore, it’s super sensitive because it has little to no stretch, and underwater it’s invisible to the bass!  If pride or money is on the line I would use Sunline Sniper FC.

      >>21 Tips To Choose The Best Fishing Line

      Fishing Lures & Baits

      Fishing Lures – It’s pretty hard and darn near impossible trying to catch a fish without using some sort of lure or bait.  More importantly these baits you should never forget at home or it could lead to a horrible day on the water

      >>5 Bass Fishing Lures You Never Want to Leave At Home

      Tackle Bag

      Tackle Bag – You can’t carry all your gear in your pockets, so you need a reliable tackle bag to transport it. I wrote a complete review guide, Best Tackle Bag for Fishing, check it out by clicking here.   But if you don’t have the time to read the full guide then let me tell you I recommend the Lunker Bag by KastKing.

      >>15 Best Tackle Bags For The Money (Tested & Reviewed)

      Sunglasses

      Sunglasses – Do you find yourself fishing in variable light and water conditions? Fishing in open water? Fishing in the bright hot sun? Then, only to leave the lake with eye strain and a splitting headache?

      If so, I strongly recommend investing in a pair of Costa Sun Glasses. Thousands of anglers, charter guides, and tournament professionals put their trust into Costa, and so should you. Here’s why…

      Costa’s co-injected bio-based nylon frame material is robust and durable, as well as extremely comfortable to wear for all-day use. TR-90 nylon is an excellent material for sports and performance frames since it is heat and cold-resistant.
      Costa builds their glasses with class-leading technology. Their 580G glass lens sets them apart from the competition. These lenses are ideal for long days on the lake or sea since you won’t have to worry about scratches on the lens when you wipe the saltwater off. Needless to say they’re Costa’s most durable lenses.

      Anyone who spends time outside, especially on the lake, needs polarized lenses. However, not all polarized sunglasses are the same. Costa is 99.9% polarized, giving it the most effective possible in blocking reflecting glare, and minimizing eye strain and headaches.

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      Sunscreen

      Sun Screen – Skin cancer is a very real threat and it’s only getting worse. That is why you need a powerful sunscreen that is personally used and endorsed by hundreds of dermatologists from around the world. 

      That is why you should put your trust in Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen. The state-of-the-art Purescreen Technology absorbs, reflects, and scatters harmful sunrays in this specially designed water-resistant sunscreen lotion – and it’s created with 100 percent organically derived zinc oxide. Not some test tube concoction the other competitors are trying to sell you. 

      Neutrogena’s sheer body sunscreen lotion is fragrance-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, dye-free, and chemical-free. Dry-Touch technology aids in the non-greasy drying of this thin sunscreen.

      For effective protection against the sun’s damaging rays, this hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and oil-free lightweight sunscreen is the number one dermatologist-recommended suncare brand.

      This zinc-based sunscreen lotion has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance and is mild enough for sensitive skin. It is suited for everyday use.

      >>Click HERE to Save Your Skin Before It’s Too Late!

      Fishing Pliers

      Fishing Pliers – Nothing will ruin a day quicker than getting a hook embedded in your hand, or worse your eye.  This tool is more than simply a pair of pliers; it’s jam-packed with functionality.

      It’s not only a pair of pliers is a lure tuning tool, a split shot crimper, and a side cutter for cutting tiny wire leads and hooks.

      The split ring tool on the nose makes replacing or upgrading hooks in the field a breeze. Soft grip handles provide a comfortable and secure grip. With an adjustable hand lanyard to hold them tight, the leaf spring opens the pliers for one-handed usage.

      That’s why I always recommend having good set-up pliers that won’t rust and won’t slip out of your hand.  I recommend the new & improved Rapala Fisherman’s Pliers.

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      Landing Net

      Landing Net – As you are reeling in that monster fish, you don’t want to injure yourself or knock the fish off the hook by trying to grab it.

      The PLUSINNO floating landing net is designed with foam padding on the hoop and provides buoyancy for fishermen. Now, If the net is dropped or blown overboard, the floating design makes it simple to retrieve – so you won’t have to be concerned about losing it! The rubberized net cannot be snagged. It keeps the fish safe for catch-and-release, and the non-absorbent covering avoids waterlogging and odor absorption in the net.  It’s collapsing design allows for easy storage.

      That’s why I recommend a dependable telescopic landing net.

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      Fishing Weight Scale & Culler

      Fishing Weight Scale – Whether you’re going to keep your catch or just take a photo of it and brag to your friends it’s important to have an accurate scale. The Rapala Tournament Model Touch Screen Scale makes weighing and logging your catch easier and more convenient. The large digital scale has a lot of functions and is easy to use. simply keep track of your current catch and its place in your overall weight. To see the weight, just suspend the catch from the heavy-duty composite clamp or the accompanying stainless steel hook.  Adding the important details to your catch couldn’t be easier – simply input your catch’s weight and tap on one of the eight storage places. The culling process makes it simple to identify fish that should be released for the greatest overall weight.

      I recommend a Rapala Tournament Scale that has a large LED display like this one fishing scale here.

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      Fishing Scissors

      Fishing Line Scissors – Designed with sharp serrated cutting edge and oversized finger and thumb holes, these scissors actually grip and hold braided line for easy non-slip cutting.

      These heavy-duty scissors are top-notch and are razor sharp for effortless cutting. The stainless steel construction and large finger holes allow ease of use – even for guys with big hands!

      If you’re looking into quality fishing line scissors that can fit in your pocket, fishing vest, or fit comfortably in your jeans, these are the scissors you want. Many anglers like yourself use them to cut braid, mono, and even abandoned fishing lines that your lures have gotten stuck in.

      In summary, this is a good investment for a serious fisherman.

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      Fishing Hat

      Wide Brim Fishing Hat – Nowadays, you have to protect yourself against the sun’s harmful rays.  That’s why I recommend the SA Straw hat. It fits any size head and it feels really comfortable.  Now you can keep the sun off your face while you enjoy your outdoor activities with UPF 50+ sun protection. Rest assured these lightweight and stylish hats give you 360-degrees of sun coverage. Both men and women can wear these hats.  As an added BONUS, these hats also include three face shields for UPF neck protection, which protects your skin from dangerous UV rays.

      This hat is well worth the money, and the craftsmanship is excellent.

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      Fishing Sun Shirt

      Sun Shirt For Fishing – Don’t stop at only getting head protection, you also need to protect your chest, back, arms, and torso. According to the researchers finding skin cancers on the shoulders and forearms rank within the top-5 locations to get skin cancer.  That’s why the UV protective PFG Fishing Shirt by Columbia is strongly recommended.

      Nowadays, it’s so important to be safe at all times. Omni-Shade helps prevent sunburns and long-term skin damage by blocking UVA and UVB radiation. UV absorbent yarns and a tight weave architecture prevent the whole spectrum of damaging UV radiation. This is the finest in outdoor moisture control technology. Omni-Wick technology absorbs moisture from the skin and transfers it to the fabric, where it spreads throughout the surface and evaporates rapidly, keeping you cool and your clothes dry.

      I’m 6’0″ and 200 pounds, and I wear size XL. I ordered a size L and it fits well. Darker shirts provide a more subdued appearance. FYI.

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