Don't Forget Your Rod! -- The Fishing Trip Checklist You Need For Success
August 18 , 2015
Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the nation. Over 55 million Americans took at least one fishing trip -- 10 million of whom were between the ages of six and 17 years -- in 2013, helping to support more than 828,000 jobs.
However, as great as fishing is, you can't just run off on Alaskan fishing trips. You need to prepare, and in order to do that properly, you need a fishing trip checklist. Here's what you should include on it.
The Proper Paperwork.
When you go out fishing, you're going to need to bring some paperwork with you. Namely, you're going to need to bring all of the applicable legal documents. You need to have your fishing license, and any and all applicable stamps. If you're going to go on private property, you're also going to need written permission, too.
The Correct Gear.
Obviously, you're going to need to bring your gear, but you should also consider the type of fishing you'll be doing. For example, folks who are going on king salmon fishing trips to Alaska are going to need to bring river fishing rods that are sturdier than the average poll, as well as stronger line. Think about the type of fishing you'll be doing, and what sort of body of water you're going on. Also, make sure your tackle box has plenty of bobbers, extra fishing line, fish stringers, hooks, jigs, leaders, lures, power bait, sinkers, and weights.
There's also a few things you should keep handy when you go fishing. Make sure you pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, insect repellent, a GPS, compass, utility knife, needle nose pliers, some hand sanitizer, a camera, some clean towels, water bottles, rope tape measure, toilet paper, and a map of where you're fishing.
If you know of any other things that should go on a fishing trip checklist, feel free to share in the comments.
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