1. Hoo Rag
Everyone wears some sort of coverage for their face. Whether it's to block the sun in the summer or the cold and wind in the winter, Hoo Rag has a rag for everything. And from what we've found they have to best designs to fit your fishing style.
2. Hard Head Custom Baits
Plain and simple, we fish these jigs and hooks and they flat out put fish in the boat. They are affordable, innovative and not your regular boring jig head. Also, they are made by a fellow local Kayak angler. They are a great stocking stuffer and can be found online at the link above or locally at All Tackle in Annapolis, MD.
Price Range: $5-$10 per pack
Our favorite design, the Weighted hook w/ Spinner.
3. Bust Em Baits
Once again another company owned by local kayak anglers. They make the absolute best soft plastic jerk bait out there for Stripers on the Chesapeake Bay in every standard color and they can make custom orders as well. Another great stocking stuffer available online at the link above or at a number of local tackle shops.
Price Range: $5 per pack
The new 10" Jerk Shad
4. Smallie Stix Fishing Rods
A company I just found out about this year based out of PA. Don't let the name Smallie Stix deter you from thinking these rods can catch just about everything. They are extremely well crafted rods, look awesome and put the hammer on the fish.
Price Range: $130-$400
5. Astral Footwear
I'm a big fan of the Brewers, but Astral makes a full line up of kayaking shoes for both him and her.These shoes are an everyday wear for me. They are lightweight and well designed water shoes.
Price Range: $99
6. Light Tackle Kayak Trolling the Chesapeake Bay By: Alan Battista
This book as most of you know was written by a member of the Snaggedline Forum Community. Alan is an accomplished Striper fisherman and he writes a great book. The book is an easy read and is very informative. A lot of these information and tactics can be used throughout the country for other striper fisheries.
Price Range: $17
7. Chesapeake Rigs
This rigs are custom designed by the aforementioned Alan Battista. His proven tactics lead him to create the Chesapeake Rig, his twist on the umbrella rig.
Price Range: $30
8. Kanan Lures
Still the most affordable quality swimbait on the market. I'm a big fan of the Alosa Minion Crank Baits. There is always at least one tied on my rods during bass tournaments. These lures have truly helped me succeed in the MAKBF series and other freshwater tournaments.
Price Range: $6-$15
The newest additions to the minion family for 2014.
9. Rep Your Water Hats
Rep your Water makes some really cool designs for hats, sticker, and t-shirts. They are a husband and wife owned company out of Colorado. It started on the river fly fishing and it has progressed to making designs for almost every state!! Check them out for a design so you can Rep Your Water.
Price Range: $25
10. Tackle Webs
The perfect solution for some extra storage space on the kayak. Tackle Webs makes many kits for specific kayaks or if you have your own idea you can buy each piece separately.
Price Range: $20-$50
The tackle webs set up on Shane's Hobie Outback.
Okay everyone get shopping!!