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Now that summer is here, you can start preparing to go on a few fishing trips. To learn how to get ready to have an awesome time out on the water, read this post that Les Berkenpas in Byron Center has prepared for you.

Fishing can be such a fun, relaxing way to break out of the routine and spend some time out in nature, be it alone or with friends and/or family. Still, if you want to have an awesome day on your boat this summer, you have to effectively prepare for the fishing trip. After all, you will be miles away from home and land, so forgetting something or having something go wrong can ruin your whole day. To make sure your fishing trip experiences will be smooth and positive, the following post shares tips on how you should prepare for the big day.

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How to Prepare for a Fishing Trip

Get a Fishing License

To do this right, your first have to get a fishing license (if you don't have one already). Remember that fishing is a regulated activity to prevent overfishing and other environmental problems. Basically, you're obligated by law to get a fishing license, so process yours before your trip.

Get Your Fishing Equipment Ready

What's fishing without the necessary fishing equipment? If you want to fish, make sure that you have the items you will need and that they're in good condition. Here's a list of what you may need:
  • fishing rod
  • line
  • hooks
  • bait
  • an organized tackle box

Inspect Your Fishing Boat

Of course, a malfunctioning boat can totally ruin your day out on the water. To make sure you'll be able to make it out and back, inspect your fishing boat before leaving. It's recommended that you have a mechanic inspect it so that they can assess its condition expertly. Likewise, remember to have your safety equipment (from a first aid kit to lifejackets) ready to go, too.

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Look Out for the Weather

The summer months are also the wet season in some places. That's why, before you leave, you should check the weather forecast for the day. If you see that it will be rainy and very windy, postpone your trip for another day to avoid danger. If it will be sunny out, remember to wear sunscreen to stay protected.

Have Food and Water on Board

As mentioned above, you should have your safety equipment in good condition and ready to go if there's an emergency. In it, you should include enough water and non-perishable foods for you and your passengers. This way, you'll be able to stay nourished and hydrated during your trip.

Prepare Your Body and Mind for the Day

Being out on the water all day, relaxing as it may be, can also take a toll on your body and mind. This is why you should prepare for your fishing trip, too. This includes sleeping and eating well on the days leading up to the trip. Also, remember to don appropriate clothing and footwear for it, and to wear sunglasses, a hat, and a lot of sunscreen to keep your skin safe from the sun.

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Have a Route Planned Out

If you don't want to get lost out there during your fishing trip, you have to have a route planned out. Know where you're going, where you'll stop, and how you're getting back. Planning every step of the way will help you have a much smoother and safer fishing trip.

Inform Others

Finally, even if you're an experienced captain, don't forget to let other people know your plans for the day. Let them know where you're going, where you'll stop, what time to expect you back, and more. This way, they can help you out if you get lost and/or are in-communicated during your trip.

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