When it comes to buying gifts for your bass-fishing friend or family member, trying to make a selection can be a little daunting. After all, bass fishing is such a gear-intensive sport, coming up with just the right gift idea can seem nearly impossible. Fortunately for you, there are several different types of gifts that will make anyone happy. To help, you won’t go wrong with these three gift ideas.

Casting Reel

This baitcasting reel features the company’s Micro Module gear system for a smooth retrieve and is available in three different gear ratios. Shimano

Find a bass fisherman who says they don’t want another reel, and you’ve found a rare angler, indeed. Reels have been one of the most critical components of fishing since they were first invented and the cane pole was set aside for this modern convenience. A typical lake bass angler keeps from two to 10 different rod-and-reel outfits rigged at all times while out on the lake, ensuring that they have just the right tool available for whatever condition they face at the next spot. A good casting reel is integral to many of those outfits and will make just about any bass-fishing fanatic beam with pride and immediately start spooling line on it to see how well it casts and how smoothly it retrieves.

Tackle Box

This 3-tray tackle box from Plano comes in a four-pack so you can make all the bass anglers on your shopping list happy with a single purchase. Plano

A tackle box is as important to bass fishing as just about any other piece of equipment. Sure, you could carry all sorts of different kinds of lures all jumbled together in a Walmart bag, but a good tackle box or tackle bag will allow anyone to keep lures and other tackle organized. While that might not sound like a big thing, it is of utmost importance. Time on the water is hard to come by these days, and no bass angler wants to spend his time searching for tackle instead of trying to catch a 10-pounder.


These plastic worms are classic finesse-style baits made famous by professional anglers in the western United States. Roboworm

Artificial baits that mimic live creatures bass feed on are the most common types of baits used for bass fishing. If you know a serious bass angler, it’s a good bet they have more lures than you can count. And it’s an even better bet that he or she wants even more, even if some look alike. Most bass anglers carry a selection of different spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures, jigs and plastic baits with them at all times. All are specialized baits used in different ways depending on the current conditions.