Whether you're casting off the pier at a nearby beach or angling for trout in a rushing river, fishing isn't just a great way to feed friends, family, and yourself, it's also meditative and relaxing. Like any other task, fishing is more easily accomplished with the right tools. To that end, we've assembled eight great truck accessories for fishing.
1. UnderCover Swing Case
Weathertight and lockable, the UnderCover Swing Case not only protects items in your bed, it makes carrying them to and from your truck a breeze. The case mounts in the unused space between your wheel wells and tailgate. When you need to access it, pull the lever to swing the case toward the tailgate. From here the case can be lifted off and carried as an extra box for bait and tackle or even as an ice chest for cold drinks and food. Install one or get a pair and maximize your bed's usable cargo space.
2. DU-HA Under Seat Storage
Keeping your truck's interior organized makes it easier to access items when you need them without guesswork. DU-HA Under Seat Storage replaces the dead space behind or under your truck's rear seat with an organized space that's perfect for storing extra fishing tackle. This storage counts as a gun case in many states, so you can use this to store rifles and ammo in your cab and free up room for fishing gear in your bed.
3. BedRug Bed Liner
An exposed truck bed runs the risk of getting scratched and dented while cargo shifts around while driving. With a BedRug Bed Liner, you can protect your bed and your tackle from sliding while in transit, keeping potential damage to a minimum. The BedRug is made of a padded polypropylene material that's durable enough to resist damage from sources such as battery acid. It's also designed to avoid water accumulation and prevent mold. Unlike spray-in liners, the BedRug won't require you to sand your bed first, making for a much easier installation that doesn't damage your truck's value.
Covercraft Carhartt Mossy Oak Seatback Organizer
Let's head back inside the truck cab for a moment to take a look at this seatback organizer from Covercraft. Featuring the popular Mossy Oak camo finish, the organizer is ideal for storing small items that need to be in arm's reach during your trip including local maps, extra tackle, and paperwork such as books, journals, records, and licenses. This is one of the easiest and most affordable upgrades you can make to your fishing truck.
4. Covercraft Carhartt Seat Covers
Trucks that spend time away from the pavement tend to accumulate dirt, mud, water, and other elements inside the cab more easily than mall crawlers. By protecting your seats with a set of Covercraft Carhartt Seat Covers, you'll keep these elements off your upholstery. The seat covers are made of heavy duty duck weave fabric, which is resistant to water and UV damage. Multiple colors are available and when it's time to wash the covers, they can be removed, thrown in the washer and dryer, and reinstalled easily.
5. Rhino Rack Kayak & Canoe Carriers
If your truck is equipped with a rack system, a canoe carrier from Rhino Rack is a must-have fishing accessory for carrying small watercraft to and from your favorite fishing spot. Rhino Rack offers multiple configurations including rear loading, side loading, and J-cradles appropriate for bed racks and roof racks. Designed to accommodate multiple hull shapes and configurations, these carriers take the guesswork out of hauling small boats.
6. Curt Hitches
Sometimes a canoe or kayak won't get the job done. For larger vessels such as bass boats and Jon boats, you'll need a small trailer and in order to haul that trailer, you'll need a hitch. Curt is one of the most recognizable names in towing, offering dependable, easy-to-install truck hitches for almost every vehicle on the road today. Curt hitches are made of heavy-duty steel right here in the USA.
7. RetraxONE XR Tonneau Cover
Our previous accessories take care of many basic needs such as keeping your gear organized and secure, but what if you want your truck bed to be as secure as your cab? For that you'll need a tonneau cover and the RetraxONE XR not only protects items in your bed, it also expands the utility of your truck. This hard, retractable cover features an integrated track system, which is perfect for mounting cross bars and cargo management accessories such as kayak racks, fishing rod carriers, rod pods, and more.
DECKED Truck Bed Storage System
For a truly purpose-built fishing truck that strikes fear into the hearts of everything from bream to bass, take a look at the DECKED Truck Bed Storage System. The system transforms your truck's bed into a vault with sliding drawers, optimizing organization and security for your cargo. There are multiple DECKED accessories that take the system's usefulness to a different level, but of particular interest to anglers should be the [Crossbox](https://realtruck.com/p/decked-crossbox/) and [D-Box](https://realtruck.com/p/decked-d-box/). These boxes fit within the system's drawers, where they protect items inside using EPDM gaskets that are resistant to water. These boxes can be removed and used to haul tackle between your truck and wherever the fish are biting. DECKED builds this system in the USA using recyclable materials.
If you have questions about these or any other truck accessories, chat or call our product experts.