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Fishing Trip Checklist

We’ve all been there. Season after season, year after year. You get up early to arrive at your favorite fishing spot. By the time you arrive, the sun has barely risen. You hold your favorite rod and reel in your hand, with the perfect lure on the other end of it. After identifying where your quarry is, you cast right into the spot, and the bait drops into the water with a soft splash. You crank and pause the reel again and again until you feel the bite of a fish. It pulls on your line, but you pull harder. The fish is as good as yours now. As you reel it in, you hope for the perfect trophy at the end of the line.

There are a thousand reasons that people fish. But the common factor between all of those is simply to catch big fish. The pursuit of the perfect fish keeps us going out again and again, trying a hundred different rods, reels, and baits.

For this reason, it’s good to have a kit of your favorite baits and lures. You should also keep a multi-tool or a pair of pliers in your box for when you need to dig a hook out of a fish. If you’re going to keep any of your fish, you’ll need a cooler and a knife. There are a few other items on our list that are worth considering, too. It’s important to be thorough -- you don’t want to leave things to chance on your next big day out.

Equipment



 

Clothing



 

Protection from the elements



 

Emergency



 

Nutrition and Hydration


  • Snacks (Granola Bars)
  • Water Bottles

Personal Hygiene


 
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Quick-dry Towel
  • Toilet Paper/Wipes