Safely catch the big one!

Wearing a life jacket while fishing on your boat or kayak helps protect you in case you fall into the water. West Marine offers two distinct types of fishing life jackets; those with pockets that can hold lure boxes, a sandwich or fishing tools, and those with wide encircling belts.

Since some anglers like to carry a collection of lures, leaders and tools with them, they will appreciate a vest with built-in pockets. These types of life jackets are especially useful on a kayak or canoe.

Anglers who also operate small and fast boats, which could lead to a high-speed water impact will value the fishing life jackets that resemble a watersport PFD. This style can be adjusted for a snugger and more secure fit, so the vest will stay on during high-speed impacts.