What Are The Essential Items To Bring On A Deep Sea Fishing Trip?

Posted on: 13 September 2017

You might enjoy going to the lake and gliding along on a boat looking for fish to catch. You might also love fly fishing while standing among the rapids. You might have just booked a trip to take your first vacation deep sea fishing and are now wondering, what are the essential items you need to take with you on that trip?

The Must-Have Items

The most important items you need to bring with you on a deep sea fishing trip include your fishing license and money. In most areas, you need to have purchased a fishing license in order to fish anywhere, including your local lake or river. This can be bought ahead of time online or some charters offer this service at the boat dock or within their office. The amount of the license will vary depending on your state, so check ahead of time.

You might not think to bring some cash with you on the boat itself, but there might be some services such as fish cleaning, food items and gratuities you will need to pay for on the boat. You will most likely have to pay by cash, so it's a good idea to bring some along with you.

If you have never been on a boat before, you should be prepared for any motion sickness by bringing along medication to help prevent it or curb it should it occur. It doesn't happen to everyone, but sea sickness does happen a lot especially if the waves get rougher in high winds on the ocean.

Clothes

When you are heading out on the open sea, it is a good idea to dress in layers. You should bring a lightweight shirt with long sleeves to keep you warm should it get cool and also to protect you from the sun, since there is no shade on the water. A windbreaker is great to help keep you dry if the waves splash over the side and to keep you warm in cooler temps as well.

You should bring along gloves to protect your hands from getting a sunburn as well as to protect them from any cuts they might get from the line. One other item that is essential is to wear non-slip shoes such as sneakers.

Protect Your Skin

It might be too hot to wear a long sleeved shirt all day, so it is wise to bring sunscreen with you to protect your skin. Also, lip balm with an SPF to protect your lips against the sun and prevent them from becoming chapped. Don't forget to bring a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to complete your sun protection.

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