29 Coolest Fishing Gadgets in 2021 for Fresh & Saltwater Anglers

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By Nathan Jude | Updated: August 3, 2021

Want the best? Head straight to the top 6 fishing gadgets we’re geeking out over!

3,427 pounds

That’s how much the largest fish ever caught on a rod and reel weighed! [source]

Even if you’re fishing for trout rather than sharks, it’s important to make sure you have the right gear for your fishing and medical needs.

From automatic reels to smart sonar devices, there are many gadgets available to help you hit your bag limit.

Having a lot of options can also be very overwhelming.

So we’ve compiled a list of the coolest (and extremely useful) fishing gadgets to take along for your next trip.

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The Newest & Coolest Fishing Gadgets in 2021

1. Deeper PRO+ Smart Sonar Fish Finder

With the Deeper PRO+ Smart Sonar Fish Finder, you can cast, scan, and target the carp quickly and effortlessly.

You can cast this device within a range of 330ft/100m and scan as deep as 260ft/80m. This is enough to give you detailed information about the surroundings where you’re targeting the carp.

Once cast, it will give you an instant reading of the depth and the water temperature. You can use its scanning features to get information on the bottom hardness, consistency, and contours alongside the vegetation areas.

Once you notice the depth changes in different areas, you can easily locate the humps and shelves where the carp can be present.

It connects with your smartphone via WiFi so that you can receive real-time data to hunt the carp in no time!

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2. Deeper Smartphone Fishing Rod Mount

When you’re trying to track the sonar data, you want to make sure both your hands are free. After all, when the fish takes the bait, you don’t want to waste a single moment to reel the catch. This is where the Deeper Smartphone Fishing Rod Mount swoops in to give you a hands-free experience.

It fits just about any rod and mounts just about any smartphone so you won’t have to waste your time not knowing where to put your phone.

Made from durable silicone, it makes sure that your phone doesn’t slip away and keeps it firmly in place. This will make sure you receive better connectivity while using your Deeper device. 

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3. Mounchain Electronic LED Light Fishing Bite Sound Alert Bell Clip Alarm

When fishing at night, you can’t spend a long time waiting for the fish to be baited. On the other hand, you also don’t want to miss any possibility of catching it.

The Mounchain Electronic LED Light Fishing Bite Sound Alert Bell Clip Alarm lets you set-up your rod and then go about your activities in peace.

When it senses a fish bite, it automatically gives off an alarm, and an LED light flashes (in blue, green, and red colors so you can distinguish clearly) so that you can rush to catch the fish right away.

You can adjust the LED colors, alarm volume, and signal sensitivity as per your surroundings and requirements. It has a wireless design, so you don’t have to deal with annoying wires on site. 

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4. Line Cutterz Quick Fishing Line Cutting Ring

The Line Cutterz Quick Fishing Line Cutting Ring cuts the fishing line like magic.

It comes with a double-sided blade that cleanly slices through even a braid that’s up to 100 lb. This makes it an ideal solution for fluorocarbon, braid, or monofilament lines.

On placing the fishing line in the cutter, the device’s cutting-edge, ring-like cutting slot will cut the fishing line like butter, making your life a lot easier during fishing.

The device can be mounted just about anywhere from rod handles to even your finger, making it easier to reach for. The design makes it perfectly safe to use it for every type of fishing including night fishing and kayaking. 

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5. ANGLR Bullseye Smart Fishing Tracker & Logbook

If you want to fish smarter and faster, the ANGLR Bullseye Smart Fishing Tracker & Logbook is for you!

Alongside real-time GPS tracking, it lets you record the details of catch location, weather, and water while you’re fishing. This means you can journal every fishing detail so that you can use these insights to get better at fishing every single time.

The device connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth so you don’t need any phone service to access it. It can be attached, clipped, or stuck anywhere from your hat to your fishing gear.

It has a battery life of two years, is weather-proof, and saltwater resistant so you know it will not only last you long but also sustain every weather condition. 

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6. Garmin Striker 4 GPS Fishfinder & Transducer

Once you leave your fishing spot, it becomes nearly impossible to find it again. But with the Garmin Striker 4 GPS Fishfinder & Transducer you can use the reliability of technology to first mark and then navigate back to your favorite spots, docs, or ramps with ease.

It does so by using high-sensitivity GPS for viewing your position and intuitive waypoint maps for marking and navigation.

Additionally, it tracks your speed and helps you make sure that you’re moving at the right pace. This lets you control the bait for specific fish species.

It comes with a portable kit that stores, protects, and carries this device so that you can use it for canoe, kayaking, or even ice fishing.

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7. GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera

Ever wanted to film your fishing action from under the water and up close? The GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera is just the camera you need.

Mount this small camera on your fishing line, put the bait on the hook, and cast it in the water to capture the brilliant underwater fishing action with a top-down view. You can live stream the footage by connecting this device to your smartphone.

It is ultra-light, super small so that you can cast it easily. It also comes with three stabilization fins and a weight system that lets you control the speed of your fishing line to steadily record catching even the big fishes.

If you want to use it in deep waters or at night, you can use the camera’s night vision option. 

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8. Brocraft Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Rod Holder

The Brocraft Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Rod Holder makes your ice-fishing adventures better than ever. It lets you fish using a variety of rod and reel combinations so that you have a smooth ice fishing experience.

It comes with a traditional “tip-up with a flag” setup which lets out the flag signal the moment the fish is baited. To fight the fish, simply lift the rod out of the holder.

It’s important to note that the device doesn’t include a bobber kit.

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9. Surviveware Waterproof Fishing First Aid Kit

The Surviveware Waterproof Fishing First Aid Kit covers all your on-site first aid requirements. The kit includes everything from bandages to wound strip closures. We love how it is well-organized with labeled sections for every item so that you don’t have to rummage for what you need in extreme situations or emergencies.

You can attach it to your backpack, kayak, or just about anywhere to keep it handy for emergencies.

Its welded seams ensure the kit is 100% waterproof and stormproof. This means it will be by your side no matter how extreme the situation gets.

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10. Fish-D-Funk Fish Odor Removing Wipes

The Fish-D-Funk Fish Odor Removing Wipes are the ultimate solution to get the undesirable odor off of yourself.

These wipes are soft and come with a double down technology which makes them perform two ways – first, they neutralize odors at a molecular level which ensures that the scent of your hands doesn’t lure your fish away. Second, it removes bad fishy odors and keeps your hands smelling fresh and clean.

It comes packed in a canister and includes 30 wipes.

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11. Piscifun EZ Portable Fishing Line Spooler

Spooling the fishing line by hand can be challenging because the line can constantly loosen, slip, and tangle. This is why the Piscifun EZ Portable Fishing Line Spooler is here to save the day.

This device lets us directly spool the reel of your rod so that you don’t waste your time on the winding action. It is made of composite fiber which is not only light-weight but also durable so that you can carry it wherever you go.

You can use it to work large spools that can be as long as 5.5 inches and lock it on both thin and thick rods. Additionally, it’s also versatile enough to adapt round, baitcasting, spinning, or just about any reel.

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12. TQONEP Quick Fishing  Knot Tying Tool

The TQONEP Quick Fishing Knot Tying Tool includes a hook sharpener, wire cutter, D-ring, and an eye cleaner. It’s made of high-quality stainless steel which makes it corrosion-resistant and extremely durable. It also has a rubber handle which makes it easy to grip even with gloves or wet hands.

It also comes with a zinger retractor that fits seamlessly in your pocket. The quick knots tools of this device are not only convenient but also super-easy to use. 

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13. Smith Creek Wearable Fishing Rod Holder

The Smith Creek Wearable Fishing Rod Holder secures your rod in a safe position so that you don’t knock it off accidentally.

This wearable fishing rod is simple yet sophisticated because it keeps your hands entirely free when you’re setting the bait, changing the fly, or swamping lures.

The device fits all fishing rod types and keeps your rod firmly in place. Its high-end zinger has been tested over 50,000 pulls so you know it works just right. It fits both light and medium weight outfits with a maximum weight of 1.5 lbs and a diameter of 13 mm.

It’s important to note that this device is not suitable for large surfcasting, game-fishing, or other heavy outfits.

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14. KastKing Waterproof Floating Digital Fishing Scale

The KastKing Waterproof Floating Digital Fishing Scale makes weighing your catch a breeze. Using this scale, you can weigh your catch in precise measurements and also convert the value into kilograms.

Its memory feature stores up to 9 weights which means you can even weigh different fishes without having to make notes. It also comes with a lip gripper clamp which lets you weigh the fish without having to puncture its jaw.

The scale is waterproof which helps it function in all weather conditions. It also floats on the water so you never lose it even if you drop it while using it!

Despite being ultra-light this high-strength ABS handle is extremely robust. It also has no-slip sides and a wide handle opening which lets you grip it firmly when trying to weigh your catch. 

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15. Stainless Steel Odor Removing Hand Soap

If you’ve been struggling to get rid of the unpleasant fish odor from your hands, we may have something for you!

The Stainless Steel Odor Removing Hand Soap wards off any unpleasant odor no matter how strong it is. You can use it with cold water just like any other soap bar. Fight the odor by rubbing it in your hands for just 30 seconds.

Additionally, using this soap with cold water also neutralizes the odor so that your lure doesn’t catch your scent.

It’s smaller and lighter than other soaps so you can easily carry it along. 

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This is also a great addition to any hunting bag. If you’re an outdoors person you’ll love our article on the best gadgets for your next hunting adventure.

16. Hands-Free Microfiber Bait Towels

The Hands-Free Microfiber Bait Towels are the convenient replacements you need for old fishing rags.

It comes with a carabiner clip so you can attach it to your backpack or belt loop. This gives you a hands-free convenience whether you’re on the shore or in the boat.

It is made of lightweight microfiber which is super-absorbant. This lets you remove slime, bait, or blood quickly, in one go.

Since it’s lightweight and hands-free, it doesn’t let cleaning wear you down. Made of durable material, this towel can be washed and used several times. 

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17. Fishpond Quickshot Rod Holder

Fishpond Quickshot Rod Holder 2.0

If you’re tired of holding your fishing rod in your hands all the time, the Fishpond Quickshot Rod Holder comes with a readymade solution to the problem.

It comes with improved back attachment and upper magnetic closure that latches on securely to your backpack to hold your rods in place. With the rods out of your way, you can now be always ready to make the shot!

Its quick-release button comes with webbing adjustments so that your rod handle stays securely in position.

This holder can be adjusted to hold both 50 mm and 30 mm webbing.

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18. Pelican Sit-on-top Fishing Kayak

The Pelican Sit-on-top Fishing Kayak is a fishing kayak that is great for covering long distances quickly and easily, without wearing yourself down.

It is not only lightweight but it also comes with a pair of retractable handles that make it easy to carry.

This kayak stays stable on the waters thanks to its efficient flat bottom hull design. With a maximum capacity of 147 kg, it can comfortably carry you and your gear. It also comes with smart storage options to store all your gear securely in place.

It has a great seating system that includes an adjustable backrest cushion and a padded seat cushion so that you have the perfect seating support. 

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19. Brush Gripper Kayak, Canoe & Boat Anchor

A great fishing kayak needs an equally great anchor like the Brush Gripper Kayak, Canoe & Boat Anchor. It anchors kayaks, boats, float tubes, or canoes securely to docks, brush, or just about any stationary object. It comes with a cutting-edge tensile design which will ensure that this brush gripper will only grip your kayak harder as the wind pull and water current become more intense.

This device won’t scare away fish unlike the other dropping anchors and it barely takes any time to secure your boat. It comes with a powder-coated and long-lasting finish that ensures high durability.

The anchor also comes with a 9 ft long paracord to keep your kayak in place. 

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20. Piscifun Waterproof Dry Bag

When it comes to backpacking for your next fishing adventure, the Piscifun Waterproof Dry Bag is the best option to go for.

This dry backpack is made from 500D PVC and strong, fully-welded water-tight seams which make it 100% waterproof. Alongside that, the high-grade material also lends it superior durability so that it doesn’t wear out no matter how rough it’s used.

Its adjustable padded straps ensure comfy and easy carrying. It also comes with an outer mesh which enables you to store other non-dry accessories like elastic ropes that hold clothes, etc.

The backpack also includes a 100% waterproof smartphone case so you don’t have to worry about your smartphone’s safety either.

All these features come together to make this backpack much more convenient than traditional backpacks.

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21. Gerber Linedriver Fishing Line Multi-Tool

When it comes to tying the perfect knots and handling tricky lines, the Gerber Linedriver Fishing Line Multi-Tool does the job perfectly with its six important line management functions:

Ensuring that you oil its moving parts and hinges regularly, you can make this tool last a lifetime!

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22. CatchALure Fly Retriever

If you’re looking for a super-easy and cost-effective lure retriever, the CatchALure Fly Retriever is just what you need.

Made of strong, high-grade plastic, it helps you retrieve the lures from brush and trees so that you don’t have to purchase and carry separate lures.

The hassle-free design lets you easily attach it to your rod tip, retrieve the lures, and then quickly detach it again which saves plenty of your time.  

The device has gone through extensive engineering and rigorous testing to make it safe for you to attach and detach it from practically every fly fishing rod. 

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23. Hook, Line & Threader Easy Live Lures

The Hook, Line & Threader Easy Live Lures lets you catch a large number of fish with just a single minnow.

Use this device to hook the bait in a way that lets you keep it alive and swimming for as long as 6 hours. After catching one fish, you have the minnow swim out of the mouth, unhook it, and put it back in place.

You can get the #10 or #8 kit of this device if you’re using it to ice fish. 

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24. FosPower Emergency Solar & Hand Crank Powerbank

The FosPower Emergency Solar & Hand Crank Powerbank acts as the most reliable power source during emergencies.

The device’s solar panel and crank lever can generate enough power to keep the lights, radio, and SOS alarm working when you need it the most.

It comes with a flashlight and 4 LED reading lights that will keep your family or group out of the dark during emergencies. Its reliable radio lets you keep track of emergency news broadcasts from AM/FM and NOAA stations.

It comes with a 2000mAh power bank so that you can use it to charge your mobile or tablet during emergencies. 

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25. Palmyth Flexible Water-Repelling Fishing Gloves

The Palmyth Flexible Water-Repelling Fishing Gloves are convertible gloves that keep you warm while allowing you to operate your smartphone in cold weather.

It comes with metal buttons that let you flip back the middle finger, index finger, and thumb caps. This helps you get your fingers free to tie the fishing line or operate your touchscreen devices while staying warm.

The gloves include breathable, windproof, and water-repellent softshell that repels the snow or water that falls on them by accident.

Once you select your size, these gloves line your hands perfectly and keep the cuffs fixed in place around your wrists.

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26. Booms Fishing 13-in-1 Multi-Tool

The Booms Fishing 13-in-1 Multi-Tool is a multifunctional tool that lets you easily cut lines. Some of its important features include:

It’s made of stainless steel which makes it rust and corrosion-resistant. It’s also durable enough to last a lifetime if you take care of it.

This plier also comes with a customized sheath that can be fastened to your belt so that it can always be in easy reach.

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27. Daiwa Dendoh Automatic Fishing Reel

The Daiwa Dendoh Automatic Fishing Reel makes it easier for you to carry deep drop fishing. Its power assist feature retrieves the heavy sinkers from deep waters so you don’t have to take the trouble of handling the weight.

The device comes with an LCD display that reads out the data in English for easy tracking. It’s also equipped with an oversize line guide aperture that helps you clear kite swivels and big knots quickly and easily.

This device is easy to carry and durable so you can have a convenient fishing experience.

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28. Buffalo Gear Insulated Fish Cooler Bag

If you want to keep the fish fresh throughout the day, the Buffalo Gear Insulated Fish Cooler Bag is a great option for that.

It’s made of heavy-duty material which allows it to handle fish thrashing about in the bag. It’s also leakproof so that your boats remain clean.

Since it’s made of high-grade tarpaulin lining, it is very easy to clean. This bag is compact and easy to carry and takes much less space than other bulky coolers. Its insulation ensures that the heat doesn’t touch its contents.

Instead of drain plugs, this bag has a screw-on option so that its contents don’t drain out and spoil your truck, car, or boat with fish blood.

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29. SILVERHERO 4-Piece Fishing Board & Tools Set

The SILVERHERO 4-Piece Fishing Board & Tools Set is a sleek filleting board that neatly stacks 4 fishing tools:

Whether it’s trimming meat, cleaning fish, or preparing veggies and fruits, this toolset covers everything! Its stainless steel material ensures high-durability.

Make sure that you clean this toolset with soap and water after every use to keep its functionality intact.

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The Top 6 Fishing Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

Deeper PRO+ Smart Sonar Fish Finder

The latest & greatest in easy to use sonar tech.

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Deeper Smartphone Fishing Rod Mount

Perfectly complements the Deeper Pro+

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Line Cutterz Quick Fishing Line Cutting Ring

Super simple to use and TSA approved!

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ANGLR Bullseye Smart Fishing Tracker & Logbook

Remember the locations of your catches for next time.

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GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera

See how fish interact with your lure and strike!

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Stainless Steel Odor Removing Hand Soap

Easily remove that unwanted fish odor!

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started 6gadgets.com to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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