Recent statistics tell us that around one-fifth of US citizens between the ages of 18 and 64 went fishing at least once during 2018.
What’s the big deal about fishing trips anyway? You’ll soon find out when you use these tips to plan the best fishing vacations ever.
Plan Ahead for the Best Fishing Vacations
We’re all for spontaneity, but there’s nothing worse than getting turned away from a fishing charter or campsite because they’re fully booked. Especially when you’ve already done all the other preparations.
Whether you opt for an oceangoing jaunt or you’re planning a weekend alongside the river, it’s important to book early.
Likewise, you should ensure that you have all the relevant licenses arranged well in advance. Especially if you’re fishing in another state.
Look for a Top Location
Where you decide to wet a line is probably the biggest determiner of success. Read online reviews to find out where the fish always seem to be biting.
It’s also important that there’s suitable accommodation nearby. Small things like the condition of the bathrooms can have a big impact on how much you enjoy your fishing trip.
Check the accessibility of the fishing grounds too. Can your vehicle negotiate the terrain, or will you spend half your time digging it out of the mud? If you’re towing anything, take this into account too.
Know What You’re Targeting
You’re in for a disappointing time if you show up at a trout stream with catfish fishing equipment.
Check fishing reports for information on what type of gear and bait are working at your chosen location and stock up accordingly.
If you’re planning a charter fishing expedition, your skipper will take care of all that on your behalf. Do get in touch with them about what you need to bring along though.
Get Your Gear in Order
Don’t forget the daily necessities when planning a fishing trip. No matter how great your catches are, an uncomfortable stay can put a damper on your trip.
Especially if you don’t have a rain plan in place.
Check that you have everything you need to cook, eat, and sleep in comfort during your weekend fishing trip. Poor planning means you’ll spend less time fishing thanks to the time-consuming complications of managing your daily needs.
Take the Boat
Unless you’re embarking on a charter, try to arrange a boat for your trip. A fishing boat gives you more options when you’re fishing. It’s easier to move to a better spot and explore all your options when you have a boat.
If you don’t own a boat, you can rent one, or invite a friend who has one.
Plan to Enjoy Yourself
Fishing may be the main event during your weekend away, but you should also take the chance to broaden your horizons.
Explore some of the local sights, eat at quaint pubs you come across along the way and get to know your destination better.
Who would have thought it’s so easy to ensure the best fishing vacations every time?
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