By Lake Erie Walleye Charters

Getting the right gift can be a chore, even more so if you are buying a gift for someone who has an interest that you do not share.  Their hobbies can seem strange and though you want to get something tailored just for their interests, the right item can be very elusive.  When it comes to people who like to fish the market has been flooded with all kinds of gifts designed to appeal to that market and the selection can seem a bit overwhelming.  These general gift ideas should give you a good place to start when you want to get a gift for that special fisher in your life.


A great place to start with anyone who loves to fish is the tackle box.  This is where they keep all of the items that they use when they fish, but buying a new box is usually not a good idea.  Often a tackle box has a special meaning to the fisher, and they tend to hold on to their tackle box for a very long time.  What you can do is get some new items with which to stock that box, and bring a smile to their face.  Lures are one of the most common things that you will want to look at buying, and there are literally thousands of types and styles for all different circumstances.  Fishers will tend to use several lures when they fish, so adding a new one helps to give them a little more variety.  Try picking one that reminds you of them, and every time they use it, they will be reminded of you.  You can also consider a novelty gift like the Shell Bobbers at Fishingammo, which is a bobber designed to look like a shotgun shell.  The bobber will be different in appearance from other bobbers that they have and it will help the bobber to stand out when they go fishing with their friends.


Fishing is full of all kinds of inside jokes and humorous sayings that fisherman use regularly, and the t-shirt market has designs that will fit almost any personality.  Finding the right shirt may take a little bit of time, but you can go to any number of online retailers and sort through the shirts to find one that you find funny, or one that you think they might find funny.  The best part is that you do not need to know a lot about fishing to find the right shirt, and they are more about the personality of the person wearing it than anything else.  You will find some of the most innovative and unique designs at sites like Cafepress.


Finally, there are the fishing gadgets that can make a fisherman’s life that much easier.  Some of the best gadgets are very simple, but they do important jobs, and most fishermen will use several gadgets each time they go out to fish.  One of the best new gadgets is the watch mounted fish finder, which allows the fisherman to deploy and see his fish finder from the device on his wrist.  This helps to eliminate the need for larger and more expensive gadgets and it is highly functional.  Another cool fishing gadget is the new Fish Eyes fishing pole, a device that gives fishermen the ability to see underwater where they cast.  Now the fisherman has the ability to see the area first hand and he will know if it is a spot worth fishing.

Fishing gifts come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, so the gift that you get will depend largely on what you want to spend.  What it really comes down to is that the recipient will love that you spent the time to think about them and their hobby before you got them a gift.

I am Erica Perkins and I have been a fisherman’s wife for fourteen years at  Though I still do not understand fishing, I know that my husband appreciates it when I take the time to buy him fishing themed gifts.