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New Fishing Coolers from Igloo: Leeward, Mission

Gear up for summer fishing and keep your catch fresh with Igloo's new Leeward and Mission series coolers

New Fishing Coolers from Igloo: Leeward, Mission

Leeward series cooler (Photo courtesy of Igloo)

With summer fishing in full swing, it’s important for anglers to have the right gear handy if they want to beat the heat. In addition to the usual fishing gear, I recommend wearing sunscreen and sun-protective clothing, keeping a water bottle readily available for hydration, and packing a quality cooler.

A fishing cooler is a useful item to have during any angling adventure, and Igloo’s new Leeward and Mission series coolers are ideal for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in general.

The heavy-duty Leeward and Mission coolers come in 50, 72, and 124 quarts and retain ice for up to 8 days. So, whether you’re on a one- or multi-day fishing trip, these coolers will keep your catch and bait (or food and drinks) cool the entire time.

Igloo Mission series cooler
Mission series cooler (Photo courtesy of Igloo)

Need to measure your best catches or confirm your fish are within the regulated size limits, but don’t have a tape measure? Not a problem if you have a Leeward or Mission cooler. You can easily measure your fish from tip to tail using the molded-in fish ruler on top of the lid.


If you plan to save your catch and cook it up later, it’s a good idea to have a reliable cooler like the Leeward or Mission with you, especially during the summertime when the water is at its warmest temps. During hot weather, you should place any fish you intend to keep in a cooler to prevent flesh from deteriorating.


To keep your fish fresh, gut the fish immediately and surround it with ice in a cooler. You can also super-chill your freshly caught fish in a cooler after gutting – this method will keep fish fresh for five days or longer. To super-chill your fish, fill the bottom of the cooler with crushed ice and open the drain. Then add a mixture of 1 part rock salt (ice cream salt) to 20 parts crushed ice.

Leeward Series

  • Ultratherm insulation in body and lid provide up to 8 days ice retention
  • Food grade silicone rubber lid gasket
  • Lockable lid for security
  • FDA approved food grade liner
  • 2-way tie down points for transport
  • Oversized latches for secure lid closure
  • Fast/slow dual drain release function
  • Non-slip, heavy duty grab handles with integrated tie-down brackets
  • Fish ruler molded into lid
  • Non-slip rubber feet
  • Body brackets for corner protection and additional durability
  • Wire basket and cutting board included
  • MSRP: $199.99-299.99

Mission Series

  • Ultratherm insulation in body and lid provide up to 8 days ice retention
  • Food grade silicone rubber lid gasket
  • Lockable lid for security
  • FDA approved food grade liner
  • 2-way tie down points for transport
  • Oversized latches for secure lid closure
  • Fast/slow dual drain release function
  • Heavy duty grab handles with integrated tie-down brackets
  • Fish ruler molded into lid
  • MSRP: $139.99-249.99
Ultimate Fishing Vacation Giveaway
Ultimate Fishing Vacation Giveaway (Image courtesy of Igloo)

Ultimate Fishing Vacation Giveaway

In celebration of the new Leeward and Mission coolers, Igloo is hosting the Ultimate Fishing Vacation Giveaway sweepstakes. The winner will receive a full-day fishing charter with the Stoked on Fishing crew, as well as gear packages from PENN, HUK Gear and Electric Sunglasses. All online entries must be submitted by July 14, 2019 – so don’t wait to enter for your chance to win!
>> Click here to enter Igloo’s Ultimate Fishing Vacation Giveaway.

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