Top Fishing Truck Accessories for the Avid Angler

Updated on Aug 10, 2023

With Summer encroaching, it’s time to dust off the fishing pole, hitch up the boat, and head to the lake! Whether standing on the lakeshore or casting a line off your boat, a Summer spent fishing is one well spent! However, like most hobbies, having the right tools and accessories can turn a good time into a great time. 

In this article, we cover our expert-curated list of parts, gear, and accessories to turn your truck into the ultimate angling rig, improving every aspect of the fishing experience…besides your luck! We’ve compiled the top 10 products to load, transport, and protect your gear, from mounts and racks to high-quality bed liners.

Bed Liners

A quality bed liner doesn’t just protect your truck but also the gear you load inside! Who wants a rough, abrasive, uncomfortable surface to load their cargo into? Check out our expert’s top bed liners for the ultimate angling truck.

HuskyLiners UltraFiber Full Truck Bed Liner

When loading expensive fishing poles, coolers, and other premium gear into the bed of your truck, the last thing you’ll want is for it to slide around and incur damage on your way to the lake. Instead of settling for a rough, abrasive bed liner, consider upgrading to HuskyLiners’ UltraFiber Full Truck Bed Liner!

This premium bed liner features a unique polypropylene fiber construction that feels like carpeting but holds up to abuse like plastic! The tough, non-skid surface is comfortable and soft to the touch, due in part to the cushioned floor liner that’s easy on your knees. Whether crawling around to reach your gear or loading up heavy cargo, the HuskyLiners UltraFiber Full Truck Bed Liner offers the perfect blend of protection and comfort. With the HuskyLiners polypropylene construction, stains, smells, and moisture don't stand a chance! When you’re back home and unloaded, simply hose out the bed and let the liner air dry! 


  • Constructed from highly durable 3/4" polypropylene

  • Full truck bed protection

  • Cushioned floor protects your cargo and truck bed

  • Anti-skid surface

  • Installs with included 3M hook and loop, no tools needed

  • Installs and removes without damaging your bed

  • Waterproof, chemical, and stain resistant

  • Includes tailgate mat

  • Works with factory drain holes

  • Works with other truck bed accessories

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • Made in the USA

BedRug Bedtred Impact Bed Liner

If a fully-carpeted liner isn’t your style, check out the Bedtred Impact Bed Liner from BedRug! This high-quality bed liner pairs a rugged, rubberized TPO floor with soft, carpeted polypropylene sidewalls for the best of both worlds. While more rigid than the standard BedRug bed mat, the Bedtred’s rubberized mat features a ¾-inch thick closed-cell foam pad to dampen impacts and improve comfort. The BedRug Bedtred is UV, stain, and chemical resistant, making it the ideal liner for long days in the sun and trips to the shore. 


  • Durable construction combines TPO floor with polypropylene sidewalls

  • Complete truck bed protection

  • 3/4" thick closed-cell foam backing for impact protection

  • Integrated tailgate gap guard

  • UV, chemical, and stain resistant

  • Keeps cargo from sliding around

  • Installs with 3M hook and loop fasteners

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • Made in the USA

Cargo Racks

Make loading fishing poles, kayaks, and other oversized gear a breeze with these high-quality racks from RealTruck! We offer the top brands and styles to safely and efficiently transport your cargo.

TracRac TracOne Universal Truck Rack

No angling setup is complete without a rugged base rack to support your various gear mounts and accessories, and it’s tough to find a better option than the TracOne Universal Truck Rack from TracRac! This budget-minded rack offers exceptional build quality, a stylish design, and an impressive 800 lb. weight capacity to carry everything from lumber and conduit to kayaks and fishing poles, all for under $1,000! 

The rack’s premium aluminum construction is both sturdy and lightweight, ideal for all sizes of trucks. With a clamp-on design, no drilling, cutting, or modifications are required for a simple and quick installation on any pickup! The TracRac’s aero crossbars accept most accessories, allowing you to affix most gear mounts in seconds. 


  • Constructed from 6063 T-6 aluminum

  • 800 lb. weight capacity

  • No-drill installation

  • Available in silver or matte black finishes

  • Sold with 4 uprights and 2 crossbars

  • Integrated mounting channels

  • Sleek crossbars for improved aerodynamics

  • Wind deflectors help eliminate noise

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • Made in the USA

Thule RodVault Fishing Rod Holder

Get your delicate and expensive fishing rods out of your truck’s bed and into a designated storage container with the Thule RodVault Fishing Rod Holder! This fishing-rod-specific carrier features a high-quality aluminum construction that’s as lightweight as it is durable; glass-reinforced nylon reel cases provide excellent reel protection. The RodVault is compatible with Thule’s one-key-system lock cores, allowing you to leave your fishing rods overnight without fearing theft. 

Installation is a breeze with the RodVault’s universal mounting system, attaching to most roof rack crossbars in minutes.  


  • Two or four-rod capacity

  • Designed for fully rigged fly rods

  • Rods can be up to ten feet long

  • Reels can have a diameter of 4.25 inches

  • Made of anodized aluminum

  • Limited lifetime warranty

Rhino Rack Kayak & Canoe Carriers

If you have trouble finding space for your fishing poles, cooler, and kayak/canoe, Rhino Rack has the solution for you! From simple canoe-holder pedestals to premium J-Cradles (fixed or folding), Rhino Rack offers carriers to suit all shapes and sizes of watercraft. All holders are manufactured from high-quality, UV-protected materials for long service life, even when exposed to the relentless sun. As a bonus, thick padding protects your valuable investment from scuffs and abrasions!


  • Designed to fit almost any roof rack crossbars

  • Crossbar-specific fitments available

  • Kayak carrier has self-adjusting pedestals

  • J-cradle carriers carry kayaks on the side, saving valuable room

  • Engineered to fit a wide variety of hull shapes

  • Resistant to mold, water, and corrosion

  • UV protected against fading

  • Padded cradles help to protect watercraft during transit

Gear Storage

A well-organized angler is a happy one, but it’s tough to stay organized with all of your lures, bait, weights, and other gear stuffed in a tackle box or loose in the back seat! Instead, check out these storage solutions to keep your gear organized and easily accessible.

Husky Liners GearBox Storage Boxes

Every truck owner is guilty of it: haphazardly stuffing your gear, tools, boots, and anything else that’ll fit under the back seat, making any one item nearly impossible to locate. Why risk spills, damaged goods, and losing valuables when you can keep everything organized in a premium under-seat organizer, like the Husky Liners GearBox Storage Box? This rugged polyethylene and thermoplastic-elastomer storage bin is custom-molded to fit your pickup, ensuring flawless fitment and simple drop-in installation. Removable dividers help to keep items separate, while a non-skid finish prevents them from rolling and sliding.    


  • Custom-designed to mount behind or under your seat

  • Constructed out of high-density polyethylene and thermoplastic elastomers

  • Material is rigid with a soft, impact-resistant surface

  • Resistant to most chemicals

  • Material features an anti-skid surface to minimize cargo shifting

  • Includes removable dividers for improved organization

  • Designed with a factory appearance

  • Available in a black textured finish

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • Made in the USA

UnderCover Swing Case Truck Bed Toolbox

Make use of the unoccupied dead space between your pickup’s wheel well and tailgate with a Swing Case Truck Bed Toolbox from UnderCover. This tonneau-cover-compatible toolbox features a compact form factor yet spacious interior, housing up to 75 pounds of gear! The rugged plastic construction protects your valuables from break-ins and impacts, while an integrated lid seal guards against moisture intrusion. As a bonus, the Swing Case makes accessing your gear from outside the bed quick and easy! Simply pull the integrated latch and swing the tool box 180 degrees over the tailgate, allowing quick access to your commonly used tools. 


  • Outer dimensions: upper case 29” long, lower case 15” long, 8” wide

  • Inner dimensions: 15” max depth, 8” min depth

  • Creates storage space in a frequently unused part of the bed

  • Keep clutter and small items out of your bed

  • Easy to remove and reinstall when extra bed space is needed

  • One-year warranty

Pelican BX255 Cargo Cross-Bed Case

Compliment your Pelican cooler with a matching tool box: the Pelican BX255 Cargo Cross-Bed Case! This heavy-duty polyethylene case features rugged steel latches, heavy-duty handles, tie-down plates, and a dustproof/waterproof lid, keeping your gear and equipment safe no matter the weather. The Pelican Cargo Case can be hard-mounted or left loose, ideal for the angler that needs storage on trips but enjoys the utility of a fully-exposed bed otherwise. And with the included handles, loading and unloading the Pelican Cargo Case is a breeze, with or without an extra set of hands! 


  • Roto-Molded from polyethylene

  • E-coated steel latches

  • Includes Interface Plate for Mounting Kit (mount sold separately)

  • Built-in, heavy-duty lay-flat handles

  • Integrated tie-down plates

  • Dustproof and weather-resistant

  • Limited lifetime warranty

Towing Accessories

While not every angler has a boat to take out, boating and fishing go hand-in-hand. If your fishing plans involve towing the boat with your pickup, check out these accessories to turn your truck into a safe and effective tow rig!

Weigh Safe Adjustable 180 Ball Mount

If you typically spend your Summers swapping between the boat and trailer, invest in a quality 180-degree hitch, like the Weigh Safe Adjustable 180 Ball Mount! This heavy-duty, aircraft-grade aluminum ball mount comes in 2, 2.5, and 3-inch shank sizes, fitting a variety of factory and aftermarket hitches. 

The Weigh Safe Adjustable 180 Ball Mount Hitch is the ideal addition to lifted pickups, sporting an adjustable design that raises or lowers in 1-inch increments; 4, 6, 8, and 10-inch drop models are available. As a bonus, the ball mount features a 180-degree turnover ball, including 2 and 2-5/16-inch sizes that’ll fit most travel trailers and boat trailers!  


  • Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum

  • Available in 2”, 2.5”, or 3” shank

  • Features 2” & 2-5/16” stainless steel or chrome balls

  • 180-degree turnover ball with 4”, 6”, 8”, or 10” drop

  • Choice of polished aluminum or black cerakote finish

  • V5 and J684 Certified

  • Drop or raise in 1” increments

  • Includes dual pin key lock assembly & dust lock cover

  • Most sizes are stowable when not in use

  • Can be purchased with a locking hitch pin

  • USA-made

SuperSprings Solo SumoSprings

Love the convenience of airbags, but hate the risk of losing pressure, tearing an air line, or wearing out a compressor? Ditch all the mechanical parts and simplify your setup with SuperSprings Solo SumoSprings! These high-density, micro-cellular urethane “springs'' significantly reduce sway and sag, keeping your boat level and stable at high speeds. 

Supersprings are offered in blue, black, and yellow formulas, each with different densities. Blue -40 density springs are suitable for light and medium-duty applications, black -47 density springs are suitable for light, medium, and heavy-duty applications, and yellow -54 density springs are ideal for medium and heavy-duty applications.


  • Sold as a pair

  • Maintenance-free

  • Enhances load-carrying ability

  • Reduces and stabilizes sway

  • Improves driver control and comfort

  • No leaking or rupturing

  • Made from micro-cellular urethane

  • Made in the USA 

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