Fishing is a lifestyle for a lot of people. It’s a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, relaxing on the water with the occasional battle with nature. Occasionally, however, a fishing trip can be downright boring. So here are a few ways to make your trip awesome.
1. Bring your outdoor cooker
You’ve already caught the fish, you may as well eat it!
If you’ll be staying away from home for a while, you need a quality cooker to feed everyone. Park your Yoder grill and smoker at your camp site and use it for every meal. The beauty of a Yoder is that you have options – high heat and low heat. This lets you cook anything you like so you and your friends enjoy delicious meals. Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you should eat poorly!
2. Check local fishing reports
If you’re like many fisherman, you have your favorite spots all over. A lake in one state, a river in another state – you know how it goes.
But fish are living animals and local ecology can change. Just because the fishing spot in your hometown was excellent ten years ago doesn’t mean it’s worth your time today.
Check local fishing reports to make sure that the spot you like actually has fish. You can learn if the area has been chemically treated recently, which can affect wildlife. You’ll also find out if there are any closings, banned areas, and prohibited species. You wouldn’t want to get to your spot to find out you can’t use it or eat the fish you catch!
3. Be prepared for weather
Don’t listen to weather reports. Instead, prepare for the worst. Assume it’s going to rain throughout your entire trip. Bring your rain gear, weatherproof tents, tarps, and boots. Bring anything you need to stay warm when it’s pouring at night. If you expect the worst weather, a dreary day is a pleasant surprise.
4. Consider taking a package trip
Package fishing trips (or chartered trips) aren’t as expensive as most people think. Their price tag may be high, but you get to split the cost of the trip with several people.
On the guided trip, the guide worries about the fishing spots, regulations, and what you can and can’t do. He also drives the boat, so you can have a few beers.
A guided trip is a great way to introduce new people to fishing because there’s plenty of time to explain the ins and outs to them. Plus the guide is always a fishing expert himself. And if the newbies don’t enjoy fishing, they can sit back and enjoy the ride without bothering the fishermen.
Have you ever taken a fishing trip? What was your favorite part?
Written by Ian Baranesky of The Smoker Broker
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