Tips for Planning the Perfect Fishing Trip
It’s fact: a fishing trip is the ultimate bonding experience for everyone to cherish. Whether it’s a family vacation, a pre-bachelor party activity or a casual weekend escapade, nothing brings family members or friends as close.
But while an awesome fishing trip can be a story to repeat over an entire lifetime, a horrendous one can regrettably remain in your memory for as long. Besides, with the volatility of the great outdoors, there is plenty for you to plan to ensure that you enjoy as well as stay safe all the way.
Here are steps to take as you plan for your next fishing adventure:
Finding that Sweet Spot
Choosing the right body of water is the most critical part. If you’re camping, there should be a nearby campground that will be accessible to everyone on the trip. If needed, find a place where showers, bathrooms and other essentials are available. The best fishing spots are usually found far off the beaten path, so pick one that will not be a problem for the type of vehicleyou plan to use, along with everything else you plan to tow behind it.
Choosing the Right Species
Now don’t go fishing in a trout stream with a loads of topwater frogs that are too big for nine-inch rainbow trouts. Don’t go to a lake inhabited mostly by bass when you have bait for catfish. Spend time going over fishing reports so you know what you can catch at your chosen destination, and then check out some fishing tips and tricks for the specific species you’re aiming for. These pieces of information can be quite indispensable, particularly for rookies.
As soon as you know what species to target and how to target it, it’s time to get the right gear. Get the right rod and reel, then stock up on baits that are most effective for the species you’re targeting. Online, you will find plenty of articles to learn about matching species with baits.
Setting Up Camp
A good campsite – one with tables, a tent and plenty of space – is important to having an overall successful and enjoyable fishing trip. Your food should be locked up in a tight container so they remain secure even when you’re asleep or away from the campsite. You don’t want any wild animals – think bears – surveying your site, do you? Also bring along some things to have fun with, like cards or board games.
On the Water
Finally, you’ll likely need a boat, unless you plan to fish in a river or stream that gives you access to all parts of the water. This doesn’t have to be an issue though as you can easiliy to rent or maybe charter one for an entire trip.