Equipment

Here within our Gear & Equipment overview and review pages, you can find the most current information and detailed independent reviews about any and all fishing gear and equipment a Minnesota angler may require. Whether you are gearing up for mid-winter ice fishing on some of our mid-state lakes, or open water fishing on the Mississippi, you can find information about the best rods and reels, lures and other tackle for your sport.

The vast array of fishing equipment available can be overwhelming to a beginner, but we are here to help. If you need to prepare for a winter outing, you want to know that you have the correct gear and apparel before you head out onto the ice. You will find valuable advice about the warmest and most versatile ice fishing clothing, ice houses and shelters, and propane heaters and heating accessories to make your Minnesota ice fishing adventure as safe and comfortable as possible. And to help you reel in the big ones like a pro, we provide reviews on depth finders and electronics such as underwater cameras and fish-finders from top-selling brands like Aqua-Vu and Marcum. Take a look in our suggestions section to discover ice fishing accessories you may not even know you need, such as sleds, ice chisels, augers and shelter transport covers. Our reviews, tips, and advice can help you choose the right products to protect you from extreme conditions, while also helping you to avoid paying extreme prices for ineffective or unnecessary equipment.

If you are preparing for an open water fishing adventure, you will find tips on the fishing gear and equipment that will help you be more productive on the water in your quest for walleyes, panfish, or Minnesota’s myriad other species. We have information about which are the best trolling motors and planer boards you can use to prevent spooking in those clear lake waters, or what colors and sizes of lures seem to work best in different areas and with different fish. Read our reviews to see if you want to invest in fishing electronics like sonar, used to determine in which areas you want to focus your efforts – and which sonar brands will give you the information you need.

Scan through our informative gear and equipment reviews and advice pages. When fishing season arrives, and it is time for your Minnesota fishing vacation, you will be ready to catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water even more than you had hoped.