What is a Fishing Trip?

fishing trip 1A fishing trip is an expedition into a body of water for the purpose of catching fish for sport, food, or fun. Fish are typically caught with fishing rods with hooks and lures attached. Fishing trips can be different depending on the location and kinds of fish that can be offered. Fishermen and anglers can find all types of fishing trips around the world utilizing directories, such as World Wide Fishing Guide.

Types of Fishing Trips:

Some of the Fish Targeted by Anglers:

fishing trips 2What to Bring:

  • Fishing Licencse
  • Money
  • Cell Phone
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • First-aid kit/Medicine for sea sickness
  • Cleansing Tissues
  • Water and Snacks
  • Lip Balm
  • Water-proof Shoes
  • Rain suit(optional)
  • Boots(optional)
  • Shorts and a T-Shirt if the Weather is Hot
  • Warm clothing for cooler weather
  • Raincoat
  • Windbreaker
  • Hoodie
  • Long Pants
  • Do Dress in Layers

fishing trips 3Fishing Equipment:

  • Fishing Rods
  • Tackle Box
  • Extra Lines
  • Hooks
  • Bobbers
  • Sinkers
  • Plastic Worms
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Small First-Aid Kit
  • Line Cutter (Knife, Nail Clippers)
  • Swiss Pocket Knife

fishing trips 4How To Prepare For A Fishing Trip:

  • Research what the weather will be like.Take into account any possible weather changes.
  • Pack according to the length of your trip.
    • Bring extra clothes, just in case.
  • Acquire the required Fishing Licenses.
  • Bring the necessary fishing equipment.
    • Fishing poles, lures, bait, tackle box, etc.
  • Bring navigational gear in case you get lost.
    • Bring a first-aid kit, cell phone, weather radio, and a compass.
  • Bring sunscreen and bug spray.
  • If needed, plan meals and protect your food from wildlife.
  • For camping, bring proper camping equipment.
    • Tent, sleeping bag, flashlights, matches.

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What To Expect On A Fishing Trip:

Expectations of a fishing trip can be different, depending on the weather and location. Before starting your fishing trip, make sure you have all your equipment and wearing appropriate clothing. If you did not bring any fishing equipment with you, then you may rent any equipment from the crew or a local renting area. 

It will be customary for the captain of the ship to brief anyone taking part on the fishing trip on any guidelines that everyone should follow. The captain and crew wants to assure their passengers will have an excellent time, so please do not break any of their rules. When the boat you are on takes off, do not start casting away. The captain will take the boat to a spot to start fishing. Fishing will begin when the captain advises passengers to drop their lines. Always make way for other crew and passengers. Let the captain or other crew members know if you want your fish bagged. You may be asked from the start if you want your fish bagged. Feel free to ask the captain and crew any questions about the fishing trip.

Expect wind in most places, so wear something warm like a hoodie, a coat, or a windbreaker. Find a place to put your gear. Do not leave your belongings on the deck, since the deck will get wet over time and other passengers could slip on them. When you cast your fishing rod lines out, do not suddenly expect the fish to grab on to your lines, so be patient and calm during the trip. When your fishing line has a fish attached, the crew members will assist in bagging your fish. If you have a camera, there will opportunities for photographing your catch. The fishing charter will have options for shipping your fish to your residence. If you have a history of sea sickness, take proper medication. You can bring your own food, but do not throw any trash or wrappers into the water.

Top Rules To Follow:

  • Always listen to the captain and crew.
  • Do not break any rules.
  • Change your bait often if you are using live bait.
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Keep the environment safe for you and everyone around.
  • Tip your crew properly, they worked hard to ensure your safety and that your fishing trip went well.

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