6 Essentials To Pack For A Fishing Trip

A fishing charter in Galveston Bay.

Fishing is an excellent form of relaxation; it helps release the stress that’s weighing you down. Whether you’re planning a fishing trip with friends and family or going solo, don’t forget to pack the following essentials to enjoy a successful fishing trip:

1. Fishing Gear

This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to pay attention to the type and specifics of the gear you carry. From rods, reels, baits, hooks, sinkers, tools, and a tackle box—you’ll need it all. Before going fishing, decide on the type of fish you’re looking for. Every type of fish requires different equipment and carrying unnecessary tools will be an added burden. If you’re looking to buy fresh bait, it’s best to purchase them from the stores near the fishing destination. However, plastic lures are easier to carry, and you won’t have to worry about them smelling musty or going bad.

2. Sunscreen and Insect Repellent

Many people focus on the fishing gear and forget these two essentials. You’ll be out in the sun the entire time, and the chances of getting sunburnt are incredibly high. There might be other flying insects such as mosquitoes; an insect repellent is also necessary. You don’t have to carry big bottles; small travel-sized ones should be good enough and will save you from carrying extra weight.

A man holding a fishing rod and reeling in.

3. Smart Phone or Camera

Some people tend to be skeptical about carrying their devices when they go fishing, but there are ways you can keep them safe. Invest in a plastic phone holder to click pictures or take videos of your time spent on board. If you’re carrying a professional camera, you’ll find waterproof cases specially made for water shootings.

4. Waterproof Bag

Along with your phone, you’ll also carry your wallet and have other valuables on hand. A waterproof bag is great for that extra safety to ensure all your essential things are dry. Ensure the bag is spacious enough to carry all your items but not too bulky or heavy. It’s always best not to overpack so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about things you have to carry.

Plenty of fish in an ice cooler.

5. An Ice Cooler

If you’re going to catch fish, you’ll need a proper place to store them. Keeping the fish in a cooler with ice will ensure that they stay fresh until you reach home for dinner. Stack them neatly and throw in some ice onto to prevent spoilage due to the hot weather.

6. First Aid Kit

Although fishing is a safe activity, unexpected accidents can occur at any time. Pack a basic first-aid kit to deal with any injuries on the spot. Make sure it includes gauze, alcohol swabs, waterproof tape, antibiotic ointment, and a few strips of pain relievers. Another important thing to carry is a hand sanitizer. Sanitize your hands well after you handle fish to prevent any germ or bacteria transmission.

Are you looking for an exciting and informative fishing experience? Frenzy Guide Service has got you covered. We offer fishing trips at Galveston Bay to ensure you don’t return home empty-handed. Whether you need a redfish fishing guide, Flounder fishing, or speckled trout fishing guide, we’ll cover it all.

Take a look at our fishing calendar and reach out to us today at (832) 205-135 for more information.