Fishing is engrained into the DNA of many who reside in the Southeast. For many, it’s something that is passed down from generation to generation, picked up at an early age and enjoyed forever then on. If you’re one of millions who enjoys the sport of fishing, you that having the right gear is an essential part of a good day on the water.

While rods, reels, tackle and boats, outboards and trailers are the main items on envy on a typical angler’s wish list, the right vehicle is an equally essential piece of equipment for many fishermen. While most truck’s and SUVs will do just fine as a boat hauler, there are a few key accessories that will help any truck excel as a boat hauler.


An adjustable hitch is a valuable addition to an angler’s truck, ensuring your vehicle is riding as flat as possible when towing a boat (or any other load, for that matter). Having a hitch with the right drop/raise adjustments for your needs will ensure that your vehicle will ride as smoothly as possible when towing your boat. Keeping your vehicle riding flat while towing will also result in better handling, and potentially increased fuel economy.


Fisherman are no strangers to the early morning hours or the late night, as these are the times of day that fish are typically most active. Upgrading your vehicle with aftermarket auxiliary lighting can make a world of difference for early mornings and late nights at the ramp. Upgraded fog lights help you get to the ramp on dark and foggy mornings, while light bars, reverse lights, bed lights and other LED lights making putting in and loading up in the dark a breeze. Having that extra bit of light makes an anglers life infinitely simpler, put-ins quicker and reduces the risk for incident at the ramp.


While not the most exciting piece of equipment, heavy duty floor liners will help keep your truck clean and dry in the event that you should get wet, muddy or otherwise unclean during a day on the water. Chances are, if you fish, that you enjoy other outdoor activities like hunting as well. If that’s the case, floor liners will serve you doubly well. Precision-cut models from brands like WeatherTech and Husky will guarantee a correct fit for your vehicle and easy cleanup when you bring moisture, mud and grime into the cab.


Southern Off-Road Specialist carries all these products and more. By working closely with dealerships, SORS creates one-of-a-kind vehicles for dealerships that draw customers in from miles around. Contact Southern Off-Road Specialists today to learn how we can build a custom vehicle for your dealership today!