The 10 Best Fishing Carts
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.
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.
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