Top Bass Boat Accessories You Can’t Miss!

By Tom Keer

Feb 09, 2018

Improve your bass boat's performance with these four types of accessories.  Have more fun and catch more bass!

Having  a boat is a lot of fun so be sure to trick it out with all great bass boat accessories you can afford.  Here are some ideas.

Best Bass Boat Accessories


Sure, you can work off a compass and a chart, but how cool are split screen chart plotters that double as navigation units and depth finders?  At a recent boat show, I saw a new model that shows bottom terrain in 3-D. My neighbor said it sounded silly, but that bass fishing boat accessories  show slots that will hold fish; and I don't need to go scuba diving to see 'em.  

LED Trailer Lights

Among the newest bass fishing boat accessories are waterproof lights that mount to your trailer frame. Launching before dawn is much easier but the real benefit is hauling when it's dark.  Your trailer lights up like an airport runway at night!  They're cool for experts as well as for folks learning how to boat.  And if you're fishing a lot during  pre-dawn or post sunset hours then look at a light bar for your console. These bass boat accessories  are perfect for easier rigging in the morning and faster clean up after you haul. 

Battery Charging Systems

These days it seems as if everyone needs more juice, and a battery charging system makes life easy.  One of the best bass fishing boat accessories, these units send a charge to turn over a dead battery just as easily as they'll recharge smart phones and Go Pros.  Safety first, fish pictures and video second.

Bass Boat Supplies

You've probably got all the usual bass boat accessories ranging from marine radios, bowlines, fenders and both safety and first aid kids.  Do yourself a favor and swap out the standard bass tracker boat accessories for aftermarket gear.  Custom seats, boat covers, jackplates, and trolling motors protect your investment while improving performance.

Bass boat accessories should be practical, solutions-oriented gear.  And when it comes to boat accessories fpr bass fishing they should be fun and help you catch more fish.  Get some today, check where to go fish and boat and find the best boat supplies shop near you. The season is right around the corner.

Tom Keer
Tom Keer
Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program.  Keer writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines on topics related to fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor pursuits.  When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters.  His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011.  Visit him at or at