Fishing masks, or fishing buffs, have become popular as anglers seek to protect their faces and of course look cool. If you’re on the water 30-40 times a year you definitely want the full coverage of a fishing mask. Sunblock simply doesn’t apply the full coverage you need, no matter how often you apply it. You need to completely cover and protect your skin. Anglers will often run the combo of a fishing trucker hat, sunglasses, and a fishing mask.