How to Plan a Great Fishing Trip
It’s fact: a fishing trip is the ultimate bonding experience for everyone to cherish. Whether you do it with the family or the gang, nothing gels you closer.
And though a marvelous fishing trip can be a story you’ll love to tell for a lifetime, an awful one can, sad to say, be equally memorable. After all, considering the erratic behavior of the great outdoors, there is a lot you need to plan for to make sure you have fun and stay safe.
Here are tips that can help you plan one of the best fishing adventures of your life:
Finding that Sweet Spot
The most vital part is undeniably finding the right body of water. If you’re camping, there should be a nearby campground that will be accessible to everyone on the trip. Find an area with bathrooms, showers and other essentials if necessary. Great fishing spots are typically located rather far off the beaten path, so be sure you won’t run into problems getting there in your vehicle and all else towed behind it.
Choosing the Right Species
Now don’t dream of getting any catch in a trout stream if you have topwater frogs that are too large for nine-inch rainbow trouts. Forget that bass-inhabited lake if all you have is catfish bait. 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 a huge help, especially for newbies.
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. There are lots of articles online that you can read and learn about species and their matching baits.
Setting up a good campsite with tables, a tent and lots of space is an important part of an overall successful fishing. To keep your food secure while you’re away from the campsite or catching some zzz’s, make sure they are locked up in a tight container. The last thing you want is bears and other wild animals surveying your exact spot. Also bring along some board games or playing cards for extra fun at the campsite.
Hitting the Water
Lastly, unless you’re fishing in a stream or river where you can access the water from everywhere, you’ll probably want a boat. This doesn’t have to be an issue though as you can easiliy to rent or maybe charter one for an entire trip.