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Never miss another bite, day or night, with the Fish StrikeTM Fish Alarm. Whether you're fishing from the bank of a calm lake, trolling, anchored in heavy current or even using downriggers, the Fish StrikeTM adjusts to any fishing conditions.


Increase your fishing success with the Fish StrikeTM Fish Alarm, It's as easy as 1...2...3...

1: Slide the metal clip over the bottom front of your rod holder, pipe or sand spike until it goes all the way back. Tighten the eye bolt snug.

2: Loosen the set screw and adjust the cylinder height so that your rod rests in the cradle. Gently tighten the set screw.

3: Adjust the tension control for your fishing conditions. Any additional tension from a strike will trigger the alarm.


  • Loud 100 Decibel Alarm
  • Bright Flashing LED Light
  • Adjustable Tension Control
  • Waterproof
  • User Replaceable Battery

The Fish Strike Difference

For us, the Fish Strike was born out of necessity.  There were other bite alarms and strike indicators on the market, but none of them had the versatility to tackle all of the different kinds of fishing that we like to do.

Strike Indicators Pros/Cons
Fishing Bell

Fishing bells have probably been around since the advent of the fishing rod.  They work great in some situations and we have certainly used them in the past.  You can't beat the performance for the price.  However, they have some drawbacks well.

  1. They only work in calm water...unless you are going for the bell choir effect.  This rules them out completely for trolling or fishing in any significant current or windy conditions.
  2. When fishing multiple rods, especially at night, it can be difficult to determine which rod is getting a bite initially.  Especially with the advent of barbless hook fishing this is time you don't have at the strike.
  3. They aren't particularly loud.  You could easily sleep through a strike.
  4. They end up in the water.  Even with a safety line we seemed to donate several a year to the deep.
  5. They attach to your rod.  After spending a small fortune on a high end rod and reel do you realy want to clamp a $5 bell onto it?  In the heat of the moment you can easily slack your line trying to remove the bell or refer to number four.
Rod Mounted Alarm  There are a number of rod mounted alarm systems on the market now.  Most are inexspensive by comparision to our alarms and they vary in complexity from a plastic clip with bells and a chemlite to units with motion detection of the line or rod tip.
Integrated Rod Holder Alarm  
Tip Up Strike Indicator / Tip up alarm / Tip Up Flag  


Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of battery does it use?

The Fish Strike uses a L1028 12 volt battery available from us or you can usually find them at any hardware or big box store with a decent battery selection.  

How long does the battery last?

The Fish Strike doesn't have an on/off switch and it only draws on the battery when the alarm is actually going off.  Even with frequent use we typically get several seasons out of a battery.

Will it fit brand XYZ of rod holder?

The Fish Strike will fit most commercial and homebrew rod holders.  As long as there is a flat surface at the bottom face of the rod holder then it will usually work.  We have tested the unit with most models of Scotty, Fish On (Tempress), & Folbe rod holders.  Units that clamshell fold or that have an opening at the bottom front of the rod holder may require some modification to work.  The alarms will also work with pvc or aluminum pipe type bank rod holders or rocket tubes on boats.

I fish for (species of your choice)...will the alarm work for me?

More than likely, yes!  We have people all over the world using our alarms for a wide variety of species.  Here in our back yards we routinely use them for catfish, kokanee, salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, trout and more!  We fish from the bank, anchored in a boat, trolling and trolling with downriggers.  The alarm sensitivity can be adjusted from mere ounces up to 20+ lbs.  Our way of thinking goes like this...if you have a rod holder of some kind on your boat or at your favorite bank hole, then you probably intend to use it.  If your rod isn't in your hands, then you can benefit from one of our alarms.

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  1. Must have 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 3rd 2018

    I have 4 on my boat and one of the led lights quit working but the sound still works. I'll never go without them. We fished the Ca. Delta last weekend and nailed a 40 LB. Sturgeon while sleeping. I didn't won't to get out of bed but that sound wouldn't stop.I thought I was dreaming until my kid woke up and asked if the knot I tied was going to hold. The fish took all my my out and the knot held.The alarm must have been on for awhile. It wasn't a dream.

  2. Excellent Product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 2nd 2017

    I love this product. It really works! The problem is it only lasts about two seasons. The contact corrode and I see the moisture in the case. I don't mind buying this product but I would expect a little more life cycle out of it.

    Gold contacts would be good and a better glue job. These is the fourth set of 6 I have purchased.

  3. A Must!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 15th 2016

    This produce is awesome. We have been using them for many years now. It's incredible how often you look away from your rod and then the alarm sounds and you have had a strike or have a fish on. We pay pretty good attention to watching our rods when we fish, but you can't look at them all the time. These are great.

  4. awesome product! must have!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 7th 2016

    These fish alarms are perfect t, easy to install, adjustable strike tension and loud enough to hear over engine and radio noise. Must have on my boat!

  5. Fish Strike Fishing / Newson Family 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 30th 2016

    We recommend this product to all fisher people who is tired of missing the strike but want spare time to look around and do other things that's important to them and their families, We don't want to fish without fishstrikefishing alarms, excellent product indeed.

  6. Fish Strike Alarm 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 13th 2016

    Love this. We have one on every pole holder.

  7. Works Great! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 2nd 2016

    I have a few of these and they work great for trolling for kokanne, sitting in a hog line for spring Chinooks, fishing from the bank for steelhead/salmon/ trout. I had one at my house that sat out side for 2 years almost everyday. Most every day a rod would be sitting against it and it never failed.

  8. Pretty good 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 23rd 2015

    Yes, it does work great, 5 stars for that. But when you install it, and adjust it for the 'cradle' that the pole rests on, you better use a VERY!! light touch when tightening the screw, the plastic is cheap and brittle. When I tightened my unit,(in 34 deg.weather) for steelhead fishing, it cracked, I'm in the marine industry and know how much torque certain things should be. I hardly turned it and now it's useless. 1star for that. Also, like one person said, you better put a safety line on it somewhere because you could lose it, guess what? I did, lost one, broke other one. I had it torqued so the prongs where digging in the pole holder, but when a big steely hit it, my pole doubled over and put it off and now it's gone, do not know how many stars to give that part.

  9. Don't miss take downs any more 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Nov 30th 2015

    Outstanding product. I use to miss salmon take downs when I was fish from my boat on the anchor and the rod was in the fishing rod holder and I either had my back to the pole or had fallen asleep. That no longer happens. When the alarm goes off even the dead wake up. In fact it usually wakes up at least 6 other boats anchored around me. Thanks. I don't go fishing without my Fish Strike alarm now.

  10. I'm sold 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 21st 2015

    I give this product 4 stars simply b/c I don't know what else is out there to compare it to; having said that, it is a great product. I "live" to river bank catfish. I always camp out at the same spot and fish until I can't stay awake anymore (usually 1-2am). I then pull all my poles up (all spinning reels w/no alert), go to sleep, and throw them back out around 5:30 am. I have always wanted to keep a pole or two out at night while I sleep for increased odds. Now I can w/no problems. I tried the product the other night for the 1st time and landed a 41 lb flathead around 4am. I would have not had a chance to catch the fish w/out the bait alarm. Awesome product and now I can't wait until I hear that sweet sound again!

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