There’s nothing fishy about today’s specialized watches for fishermen. Catching the big one isn’t about luck; it takes knowing when it’s the best time to cast a line. Keeping tabs on the sun, moon, and tides helps you get more fish, but referring to charts and recording data shouldn’t become a second hobby. There’s no need to spend time tracking when you could be reeling one in. Let one of these great fishing watches do the homework for you.
Casio Pathfinder Fishing Timer Watch
Make sure you’re in the right place at the right time to catch a few bites with Casio’s Pathfinder. This attractive, durable model features a comfortable cloth band and a crisp digital display with an afterglow backlight for pre-dawn fishing. From the vibrating timer and alarms to the accurate stopwatch, the Pathfinder offers all of the functions that come in handy when you’re on the water. Forget about referring to charts and tables. The Pathfinder tracks sunrise and sunset times for you, and the quick glance feature gives you the current moon phase. Of course, it’s water resistant, and the battery lasts for approximately five years. Hook one for $49.99 at the Cabelas website.
Pyle PFSH1 Digital Fishing Watch
If you’re looking for a great fishing watch with all the bells and whistles, don’t overlook Pyle’s digital model. Track sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, and tide data right on your wrist and determine the best time to fish, or let the display’s “fishing favorability level” guide you without fuss. Pyle’s fishing watch might not possess the same rugged good looks as Casio’s outdoorsy version, but the PFSH1 is durable and water-resistant to 10 meters, and you get similar timer and alarm functions. Pyle’s suggested retail price for the PFSH1 is $73.99, but you don’t have to waste bait if you snag one elsewhere. It’s just $29.00 online at Sears.
Timex Expedition Intelligent Quartz Tide/Temperature/Compass Watch
An exceptional analog watch for fishermen, Timex’s Expedition flaunts classic styling with superior functionality. The stainless-steel case is tough and surprisingly water-resistant to 100 meters, and the rubber wrist strap provides lightweight, durable comfort all day long. Even though this model doesn’t feature sunrise/sunset or moon phase tracking, it does offer traditionalists handy push-button temperature and tide tracking, as well as a unique fourth hand compass needle, and Timex’s Indiglo nightlight makes this timepiece easy to read when you’re out on the water before the sun comes up. Get yours for $169.95 at REI's official website.