Do you plan to try your hand at boat fishing? Whether it will be during the next charter boat trip you will be going off to, in a lake near your home or on a local boat ride up the coast, this may prove to be a fun venture or something you will wish you never even thought of. Here are some tips to get you started and help your first boat fishing experience to be as great as it should be from Isles of Capri Pool Service Expert Mr. Colton Rodricks
Be ready for sea sickness
This is one of the fastest ways to destroy an otherwise fun day. Whether it is your first time in a boat or you have been in many other boat rides before, there is always the chance that you can get sea sickness. Your legs may refuse to hold your weight and experience a myriad of symptoms including vomiting and dizziness. This will render you an invalid who needs to be cared for rather than fish as you had objectively planned. The best way to deal with sea sickness is to be ready for it whenever it may set in. When planning to go boat fishing, buy some Travacalm or Kwell tablets from a chemist near you. Another option drinking ginger beer while on the boat or taking ginger tablets which you can get from any health store.
On your first boat fishing trip, you may consider using rental rods and reels. Well, you never know what the outcome of the trip will be and it is best not to spend money in buying fishing gear and never using it again. Though the different types of fishing gear will suit different waters, the general purpose boat fishing gear will include a 20lb mono or braid loaded on a 7000size multiplier and a 4 to 10oz uptider or 12-20lb boat rods. A spinning rod or a fixed spool will do just fine for Bream and bass while conger is a better option if you get to hire the 50lb class gear. Before making this all important decision however, do some research and pre-fishing practice before the actual day. Learn how to handle the equipment, set the bait and how to tie knots before drifting. This will make your first day more fun than having to learn and practice on the same day.
Food for you and bait for the fish
Being you first day, you may not be lucky to catch anything till late in the day. It is therefore advisable that you carry lunch for yourself. As for the fish, choosing the right bait is the secret to catching them. Just like humans, what will appeal to one may not appeal to another. Determine what kind of fish it is you are targeting and carry the right bait for them. Find out also what kind of fish are available in large numbers where you will be going fishing. If you are targeting catfish, the right choice for bait is specific commercial catfish bait or raw chicken liver while for bream fish insects like crickets are the right choice. For other species, ask the experts to help you make the right decision. Check out our sponsor Pool Service Isles of Capri.