Several local shops have had significant clearance sales in preparation for the 2017 season, I just got back from North Carolina, had to 'check' a box on the flight - TSA will allow rod/reed as carry-on, but anything with hooks single or treble must be in your checked luggage. I think I spent $200 and picked up about $850 worth of gear. Most importantly, picked up a hat and shirt for the Mrs. so she won't be as mad. She still wants the limited edition "teal" yeti cooler, but can't justify the price.
First Lady: Hobie Ivory Sand Dune ProAngler 14
Lowrance Elite 7 ti & Lowrance Hook 9
Minn Kota Endura C2 30lb Trolling Pro
Backup Babe: Sand/Dune Equinox Future Beach Angler 12
Lownce Elite 5 HDI & Kerrow composite paddle
Learning the Ropes & Living the Dream