Fishing is an excellent outdoor activity to spend time with friends and family, and it attracts over 40 million fishers every year. If you’ve ever dreamt about fishing, there’re several things you need to keep in mind before embarking on a fishing expedition.
At Native Angler Fishing Charters, we take pride in guiding aspiring anglers of all levels. In this fishing for beginners guide, we’ll focus on the fishing checklist on your first charter fishing trip.
Just like any other activity, fishing requires proper preparation if you’re to have a successful fishing trip. Before booking a fishing charter to Florida, ensure you have the following items:
Being in the fishing industry for over 15 years has taught us that although Florida lives up to the name Sunshine State, the weather can change without warning. When packing for your charter fishing trip, pack clothing articles that will ensure your comfort when fishing.
- Light clothing– the variety of fish species and the warm sun makes Florida fishing trips exciting. When preparing for your fishing charter, pack a pair of shorts and a light shirt to keep cool when the sun is blazing hot.
- Rain gear– a rain gear or windbreaker protects you from sea spray or rain showers in case of a downpour. Also, the two are essential in keeping you warm if you booked a morning fishing charter.
- Polarized sunglasses– these are a must as they help protect your eyes from the water glare as well as helping you see your catch.
First Aid Kit
Fishing for beginners is exciting, making it’s possible to forget the potential risks during your first Florida fishing trip. At Native Anglers Fishing Charters, we have the necessary fishing equipment to make your fishing trip a success. On your part, you should come prepared with the following first aid items to improve the comfort of your fishing trip to Florida.
- Morning sickness pills– it’s not a new thing to experience morning sickness on your initial fishing trip. Take a tablet an hour or so before bonding your fishing charter to minimize the illness.
- Extra Band-Aids– although we provide first aid kits at Native Angler Fishing Charters, it’s wise to come prepared.
- Hand sanitizer– it goes a long way in keeping your hands clean when you want to devour the snack you brought with you.
Never underestimate the strength of the sun when you’re on a fishing charter, even on a cloudy day. To avoid sunburns from ruining your day, come prepared with the following items on your fishing trip:
- Zinc– it protects your nose from the scorching sun.
- SPF– for maximum protection against sunburns, bring SPF 50 and above.
- Lip balm– confirm that your lip balm has SPF to keep your lips safe from sunburns or getting chapped by the seawater.
Food and Drink
Everyone needs to eat, and in the hot Florida sun, you must stay hydrated. The following are snacks to bring on a fishing charter and tips to keep you hydrated.
- A large bottle of water or a thermos to keep your water cool for long hours
- Sandwiches and remember to bring hand sanitizer
- Beverages to keep you hydrated
- Snacks such as granola and chips
Popular Florida Fishing Trips
As part of our private fishing charters, we take you to various angling spots in Florida, depending on your request. Here are some of the most popular fishing trips we take;
- Grouper fishing
- Kingfish fishing
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- Redfish fishing
- Snook fishing
- Tarpon fishing
- Trout fishing
Let Professionals Take You on Your First Fishing Trip
It’ll be our pleasure at Native Angler Fishing Charters to take you on your first fishing trip to Florida. Whether you want a half-day tour or full-day fishing trip under the guidance of a professional angler, Capt. Ben Urion, we’ve got you covered. You only need to make sure you follow this fishing for beginners guide when preparing for your first fishing trip. Give us a call today and book your spot!