Best 5 Fishing Backpacks to Buy

By Charles Dovbish , last updated December 29, 2011

A fishing backpack is a great asset for any fisherman, because it combines a tackle box with a larger storage container. Backpacks are generally used to store fishing tackle, but having a backpack that is specifically designed for tackle can give you all of the compartments that you need for lures, line and weights too. If you are looking to buy a great backpack for fishing, there are some really great models on the market. Here are the best 5 backpacks for fishing.

Shimano Blackmoon Compact Backpack Tackle Bag

The Shimano Blackmoon Compact Backpack Tackle Bag is a backpack designed for the day fisherman. This backpack is great for day trips to the lake or the river. The backpack comes with heavy-duty shoulder padding to reduce fatigue and house any item you need. The backpack also comes with 2-way zippers on the pockets to keep your lures, lines and other tackle inside the bag. The back has mesh rod holders to store your rods while you’re fishing and also comes with zipper pockets on the sides for smaller items. The main compartment is designed to house Plano tackle boxes. This backpack costs $120.

Xscape Designs Backpack Tackle Bag

The Xscape Designs Backpack Tackle Bag is one of the best fishing backpacks on the market. This bag gives fisherman a hands free solution for getting their gear around throughout the day. The main compartment has 3 zippered storage areas for different tools like GPS, pliers or a change of clothing. The bottom compartment is designed for 3 lure trays. This is more than enough room for all of your tackle. The pack also has padded backing and a waistband to keep it in place while you’re out. This backpack costs $90.

Okuma Tackle Backpack

The Okuma Tackle Backpack is a lot like the Xscape, but it’s half the price. This backpack comes with a bottom compartment that holds 4 lure trays. The back has a top compartment for storing extra line or different tools. The back has adjustable straps on the side secure the top compartment and comes with a small zippered pouch on the side to keep your cell phone secure. The entire bag is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about the contents getting wet when you’re crossing a river. The backpack costs about $45.

Bass Pro Shops Extreme Qualifier 360 Backpack

Made by one of the biggest names in fishing, the Bass Pro Shops Extreme Qualifier 360 Backpack will laugh at any amount of gear that you throw at it. The backpack is made of a top compartment and a lower compartment. The lower compartment is used for lure trays while the top compartment can easily house rain gear. There are several zippered pouches for extra gear and the Velcro pouch on the back can be used for storing gloves or your lunch. This pack costs $30.

LL Bean Remote Waters FishPack

The LL Bean Remote Waters FishPack is an all in one fishing backpack designed with fly-fishing in mind. The bag has a larger compartment for housing sleeping bags or tents and comes with a rod tube holder. The back has side pockets for fly boxes and comes with heavy-duty straps. This bag costs $90.

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