Updated September 27, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Fishing Carts

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in October of 2017. If you’re serious about fishing, you probably have a lot of rods, tackle boxes, coolers and other gear. As you can only carry so much of it yourself, this often creates a conundrum: Which tackle and equipment do you take, and what can you afford to leave behind? With one of these handy fishing carts, your options won’t be limited to what you can fit in your arms or in a backpack. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Fish-N-Mate Senior

2. Gorilla Carts GCO-5FSH

3. Angler’s Pier

Editor's Notes

September 24, 2019:

We came across reports that the Berkley Jumbo tends to break down rather quickly — both the frame and the wheels are prone to warping, which can render the cart unusable. We dropped this item from the list. We also eliminated the Reels on Wheels Economy and Reels on Wheels Junior due to availability concerns.

Two of the new additions — the Tipke 2100 and Mac Sports Wagon — are both versatile carts that can be used for more than just fishing excursions. The Tipke model is built specifically for marine environments, and it tends to hold up well in the elements over time. The Mac model is highly portable (it folds up for transport), and the built-in folding table comes in handy for staging lures and assembling rigs.

Those who value a large capacity will be intrigued by the Gorilla Carts GCO-5FSH. Its expansive bed is three feet by two feet in size, and it has eight separate rod holders. We noted that when it’s not in use, all its components (tires, handle, bait tray, etc.) can be detached and placed into the tub for storage.

Special Honors

Cartmakers Wheeleez This American-made cart is finished with a UV-resistant coating, making it an ideal solution for a retiree who’s decided to spend those golden years out in the sun with a rod in hand. It comes with bungee cords for strapping in coolers, tackle boxes, fishing poles, folding chairs and any additional gear you want to keep secure. cartmakersstore.com

4. Muscle Carts HDBC

5. Fish-N-Mate Junior

6. Plus One Surf

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7. Mac Sports Wagon

8. Sea Striker Deluxe

9. Tipke 2100

10. Berkley Sportsman

Sam Kraft
Last updated on September 27, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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