- Posted January 13, 2014 by
Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers Fishing Charters - Tips for your first fishing charter trip ...
Aye Captain! It's time to set sail and hit the ocean waters so you can net those fish and barbecue them beach side! Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but aren't you ready to take that fishing charter boat out on the water with family or friends and see what all you can catch? If you're planning a fishing excursion, these tips for fishing charter trips can assist you with having the best overall experience.
This fishing trip you're planning is going to be an unforgettable experience. Just be sure that you don't forget everything you're going to need to take with you. For example, you need your rod and reels along with your tackle box full of equipment. Now, when planning your equipment to go in your tackle box, including bait and lures, know what you're going to be fishing for in the area you plan to take a charter boat. Research the fish that are prominent in that area, and look at what types of bait and supplies will work best.
Be sure you don't forget to bring a cooler or coolers on board along with some ice so that you can keep the fish you catch in the cooler. Otherwise, you're going to be doing quite a bit of just throwing the fish back in the ocean. And, while you're preparing coolers, make sure you pack one with drinks and snacks that will last you throughout the day of your trip.
Weather can be slightly unpredictable, and that is why you need to be extra prepared since you will be out on the water exposed to sudden changes in weather patterns. Dress comfortably according to the specific forecast in that area, but bring the "what ifs" along with you as well. For instance, if there is a chance in rain or a temperature drop later in the day, then you're going to want to plan accordingly.
Don't forget to pack that camera. Even if you're a seasoned veteran, you just never know when that big catch is going to take place. And, maybe you have the kids along with you and want to grab pictures of them throughout the day. Oh, back to the cooler for the fish you catch just for one minute. One problem that people often run into believe it or not is that their cooler is too small. You can bring more than one, or you can leave a large cooler back on land for home base. Either way, many people go out into the water with a cooler that does not quite meet the demands of what they encounter.
Also when deciding what clothes to wear, realize that it's several degrees colder out on the water. So if you're borderline about that jacket, go ahead and put it on because you're going to need it for sure. Overall, the best plan on top of what has been mentioned is to book an exciting charter, get a good price, and be prepared to enjoy yourself and relax with your guide in charge.
I know Captain Clarence Reed personally. He is a very family oriented man, kind and knows where you can catch the "big one". If you ever pass through Fort Myers SW Florida please give him a call. Here is his website. http://catch22fishingcharter.com