Going fishing is an exciting activity that can be made even more enjoyable if you have the right accessories. Whether you’re a first-time fisherman or an experienced angler, having the right gear can make your trip more comfortable and successful. To get you started, we’ve put together this checklist of must-have fishing boat accessories.

Cooler or Livewell

A cooler or livewell on board is essential for keeping drinks cold, snacks handy, and any fish you catch alive until you get to shore. If you’re only planning on spending a few hours out on the water, a standard cooler should work just fine. But if you’re planning on making a day of it, you’ll want to opt for a livewell to keep those fish swimming around until they reach their final destination. Make sure that whatever type of storage container you choose has enough room for all of your food and beverages.


PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices)

No matter how long or short your trip is, always bring along some Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). It’s essential to wear one whenever anyone is on board—no exceptions! PFDs come in different sizes and styles so make sure everyone has one that fits them properly and comfortably. Keep in mind that PFDs are not just for kids; adults need one too!


Rod Holders

Rod holders are great for keeping your rods upright when trolling or casting out into the water. Some boats come with rod holders already installed but if yours doesn’t, there are plenty of types available at most sporting goods stores that can easily be mounted onto your boat’s deck. Choose rod holders that will fit your rods snugly without having to be clamped down too tight – otherwise they might crack over time due to the constant pressure put on them when reeling in fish after fish!



Hooker Booker offers comprehensive fishing charters with all the necessary gear included in each package. To ensure the best possible experience, equip yourself with these must-have items before setting off on your next fishing adventure! From coolers to PFDs and rod holders, our expert guides will help make sure every detail is taken care of so all you have to worry about is catching some big ones! Book with us today for an unforgettable fishing experience!