I’ve recently discovered and have been growing in my admiration of KastKing fishing gear. In this post, I’m going to share with you how the KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack has transformed our wilderness adventures for the better.

I’ve also just ordered a KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Rod which should pack really terrifically into this backpack. Stay tuned for an upcoming review about it.

This summer has been a non-stop fishing adventure for me and my daughter. We’ve been lake fishing, river fishing, and pond fishing. We go anywhere and everywhere we can to get our bait into the water and go after some fish.

My daughter and I's first catch of the year.
My daughter and I’s first catch of the year. Taken at Somonauk Point in Shabbona Lake State Park in Illinois.

One thing that we discovered quite quickly was that it takes some hefty lifting to bring all of our gear to the water. It takes a lot of hands to carry a tackle box, a couple of fishing rods, camping chairs, a cooler with some refreshments, and a little bucket with our minnows.

I gladly concede that we could have packed a bit lighter to ease our load. We certainly didn’t have to haul a cooler or camping chairs out with us every time. But the truth is, we didn’t want to leave those things behind. We like having those things with us, and I like keeping things fun for my daughter.

Introducing the KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack. We purchased this backpack with the hopes of freeing up our hands and making it easier to get ourselves and our gear to the water.

It would be nearly impossible to overstate how great this pack has been for our outdoor fishing adventures.

KastKIng Day Tripper Backpack

Why we love the KastKing Day Tripper Backpack and you will too.

The KastKing Day Tripper Backpack is an absolute must-have for the fisherman on the go. When my daughter and I go fishing, we now carry absolutely nothing. We easily and conveniently fit everything in or on the fishing backpack.

Given my background in the Army, I generally refer to this as a ruck sack for fishing gear. It’s rugged, customizable, and has a lot of storage space.

Not only does it make it easy to get the gear to the water, but it makes it easy and fun to hike up and down the shore looking for the sweet spot to catch those elusive fish.

We learned immediately that we had been fishing all wrong up until we got this bag. It completely and utterly transformed our outdoor adventures for the better. We absolutely love it, and I promise, you will too.

Details & Specifications

As you can tell, my daughter and I love this pack. Now, I’ll dive in and explain some of the features that really set this bag over the top for us.

KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack Schematic Diagram

Tackle Trays and Storage

KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack Tackle Trays and Side Pouch

The pack has two main interior compartments separated by a false bottom that is velcroed into place. This false bottom separates the tackle area in the bottom from the storage area in the top.

The tackle area in the bottom has enough room to fit four 3600 series tackle trays (sold separately). It includes a side access, zippered opening for easy retrieval of your tackle.

We like to keep our gear organized so that we always know exactly where to go to find what we need. We keep hooks in the top tray, bobbers and sinkers in the second tray, Lures and baits in the third tray, and the fourth tray is for miscellaneous extras.

Fishing Rod Holders

This pack not only has a lot of storage room on the inside, but it comes loaded with some pretty cool features on the outside. One of the these is the rod holders built into the side.

KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack Fishing Rod Holder

At the base of the pack is a small netting pouch designed perfectly for the base of a fishing rod. Then as you move up the side of the bag, you’ll find a series of straps. There are three small bungee cord straps, and a large clip. You can use these to secure the poles to the bag and also to hold down the fishing line preventing tangles and snags while you’re hiking around.

Important Note: The bungee cords are not that great. In fact, forget great at all; they’re pretty lousy. This is probably my only complaint about this entire system. The plastic clasps that hold them together keep coming apart making it pain to tighten them down.

Solution: I recommend that you use the large clip (non-bungee) strap to hold the poles in place. Then, to keep the lines secure, I recommend buying some double sided Velcro. I cut up small 6-inch strips of this which I then loop around the poles to strap everything into place and keep the poles where I want them.

Despite the bungee cords not being great, the whole system of being able to strap in, and not have to carry, your poles is pretty terrific especially once you’ve supplemented the system with some strips of Velcro.

Pockets, Storage, and more Storage

I honestly have no idea how they were able to pack as many pockets into the exterior of this bag as they did. It has two large pockets on the back of the bag and netting-based pockets on the sides.

This pack also has a fleece-lined pocket right in the top which is perfect for sunglasses (since they won’t get scratched) or a phone or MP3 player.

It comes with a waist strap and a chest strap just like my Army ruck sack. These are perfect for distributing the weight and getting it situated on your body in the most comfortable way possible.

And guess what? Both sides of the waist strap come with pockets too. I use the one for storing my pocket knife. I still haven’t found something to stick in the other side.

In fact, there are several pockets that I don’t even use yet. This thing has more storage than I need… and I love that.

Final Thoughts

I wasn’t given this backpack, nor was I paid by the company to write this review. I paid the full retail value on Amazon, and I loved it so much that I decided share my thoughts with the world here in this post.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, switching from a tackle box to the KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack has been game changing. I simply can’t recommend it enough.

If you’re interested, hop over to Amazon and pick one up today.

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What a treat the Day Tripper backpack is from KastKing! The amount of gear I brought with me was insane. Food, drink, tackle and a few extra layers…After a while it’s hard to even notice it’s there.

Nick Mal – A Verified Purchaser on Amazon

Do you use a fishing backpack? Are you thinking about using one? I’d love for you to share your own experiences or ask any questions that you might have in the comments section below. I’ll see you there!

Nicholas Cardot

Nicholas Cardot

I'm an outdoor enthusiast just taking in what this beautiful world has to offer. I hike, fish, and wander off into nature whenever I can. I also try to make it as fun for my children as possible.