When you are getting ready for your sport fishing charter, you might wonder what you should bring with you. Do you need to bring your own fishing rod or tackle? Do you need to bring your own lures or bait, or will the charter company provide those things for you? That will depend on the company, but in many cases, you are able to bring your own equipment. There are also charters that offer tackle for a fee.
What should you bring on a sport fishing charter to ensure your trip is successful? Here are just a few things to consider.
Items You Might Not Think About
While you may remember to bring your own fishing rod or tackle, there may be other items that you might forget to bring or not even think to bring. For example, in many states, you need to have a fishing license to go sport fishing, and you will need to present that to the boat captain, so don't forget to bring your fishing license with you.
You will want to bring cash to pay for items that are sold at the dock or onboard during the trip. For example, you may want the boat's crew to clean your fish, or you may need to pay for the dinner they may provide after the trip. You may also want to make galley purchases of snacks or drinks during the trip if you didn't bring your own with you. You may also want to tip your boat crew after the trip.
You also want to bring items to protect you from the sun. There is no shade on the water, and if you stay within the cabin the whole trip, you won't catch any fish. So make sure you bring a hat, sunglasses and protective eyewear. You should also bring sunscreen, and if you might get seasick, bring medication to help prevent or relieve it.
Don't forget to bring an ice chest or cooler to bring your catch home if you don't plan to have a meal with the boat crew.
Don't forget to bring a camera to capture photos of any fish you catch and to take pictures of your trip to remember it later.
What Clothes To Bring
You should bring layers to wear on the boat. They should provide good weather protection from both the sun and rain. You should bring non-slip rubber boots or shoes. Also bring gloves, long-sleeved shirts and sweaters so you can shed or add layers if needed.
To learn more, contact a company that offers sport fishing charters.