In general, when you’ll be going on a deep sea fishing
trip, you’ll be the one to decide on how you want the
trip to go through. You can structure it with a
charter, or have the trip in a party boat, which is
also termed as "head boat" and leave everything else
to your captain’s orders.
Party Boat Plus Points
However, the most relaxing and cost-effective method
to plan a deep sea fishing trip may be considered to
be going with a party boat. This is because usually
they can already work out the details of your trip,
even before you arrive at the marina.
Here, your captain would already know where he would
want to bring the ship. All you have to provide is your rod; since
your tackle and bait are already included with your
admission fee. In fact, the mate would even come over
to help you if ever your line gets tangled up with
Other than bringing your basic equipment for fishing
and lunch, there are still some items that you can
bring to make sure that your trip would be
successful-provided that your boat’s captain really
knows how to find the catch! Here are some of the
critical items that you should bring on a deep sea
First off would be a fishing rod, tackle and bait.
Most fishermen are highly encouraged to have their
very own fishing supplies. The advantages are
1. Knowing that you are using quality equipment and
2. Depending on how often you will be doing this type
of fishing, it may be cheaper to own. Any of these rods
would be great options in saltwater charters depending
on the target species. However, if you are planning to
rent one from the boat, then you can do so.
The clothing you would be wearing is important too. It
is vital that you wear appropriate clothes if you
really want to enjoy the trip. It is advised that you
wear an old pair of sandals or sneakers, which you
don’t mind getting smelly or dirty. You mat also want
to bring a rain jacket, poncho, or windbreaker, just
in case the weather would be rough. Bringing a
sweatshirt or pullover would be good too, if ever the
wind is sharp or chilly.
For your lunch, having subs or other sandwiches that
are paper wrapped would be better, because other than
being healthy, they enable you to eat without having
to dirty your food. Something light on the stomach is
advised, just in case motion sickness problems occur.
For your beverages, make sure you’ve got plenty of fresh
water at hand. Bottled juice or soda is a fine option as well,
just remember that you may be in the sun all day and you
need to stay hydrated. If you will be drinking alcohol make
sure to take it in moderation and are of legal age.
Safety And Cleanliness
Safety and cleanliness is also important. Bringing an
antibacterial lotion or hand soap would be good, since
often most boat’s bathrooms don’t have soap and in
some cases even running water!
You may want to bring rags or old towels. These are
really helpful so you can wipe off of them after
baiting your hook. Additionally, you can use them
after catching a fish, as you hold on the catch and
remove its hook.
Skin protection is also important. Sun block should be
applied, especially if you’re the type that burns
easily. You can also bring sunglasses or a hat, so
that you can shield your face and eyes from scorching
rays of the sun.
Follow these tips and you should be well prepared for a day
full of fish and fun! If this was helpful to you, please consider
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