You have been thinking about the possibility of going out on a guided fishing charter off Cape Canaveral. You have heard that there is a lot of good fishing out there, and you want to try your hand at it. Perhaps you have been talking with your family, friends, and some coworkers about getting a guided fishing charter, but you aren’t entirely sure what to expect or what you need to do. The following are some simple tips that should help to make sure you and your friends are properly prepared.
Take the Time to Chose the Right Charter
One of the first things that you need to do is to find the right charter. In fact, this is the most important thing that you need to do. If you do not have a good charter, it does not bode well for the rest of the trip. Keep in mind that price is not as important as what the charter is able to offer and what they include. Some of the fishing charters will provide only the bare bones, taking you to a fishing spot that you want to go. Others will be able to provide gear, bait, cleaning of the fish, and more. Determine what you need and what they can deliver, then make your choice.
Make Sure You Dress Appropriately
It is important that you always dress properly, of course. This means you want to have on some shoes that are able to provide you with enough of a grip on the deck of the boat that you don’t slip. It also means you will likely want to have layered clothing. This will let you add or remove clothing through the day as you need, making it easier to stay comfy.
Check the Weather
Always take the time to check the weather before you head out for your guided fishing charter. This will let you know whether you might want to bring some additional clothing or raingear with you on the trip. It will also give you a better indication of whether the sea will be rough. In severe conditions, there is always the chance that a captain might not be able to get out on the water. You will want to know the charter’s policies on this.
Bring Seasickness Medication Just in Case
Even if you have never been seasick before, it is always a good idea to have some seasickness tablets with you. Sometimes, the sea might be a little rougher than you are used to, and you could use the help the tablets can offer. Other times, a friend or another passenger on the charter might benefit from them.
Bring a Lot of Sunscreen and Sunglasses
Even if the weather says it is supposed to be overcast, you do not want to make the mistake of forgetting your sunscreen or your sunglasses. The sunscreen will keep your skin safe from bad burns, and you should apply it liberally, and reapply it every hour or so. The sunglasses will help to cut back on the glare that occurs when the sun hits the water.
Bring Along a Cooler and Snacks
Of course, you will also want to have a cooler that has your lunch, snacks, and drinks in it. Bring extra snacks and drinks to share if you can. It will ensure that you have plenty available. Of course, before you bring a cooler, check with the charter to make sure it is allowed.
Take Plenty of Photos
Many people get so excited about all of the fishing that they are doing that they forget to commemorate the trip with some photos. This does not mean that you need to take photos the entire trip, but you will want to take pictures and videos of some of the great moments that happen. This way, you will have proof as to the authenticity of those fish stories that you are bound to tell.
Enjoy Every Minute of It
While this should go without saying, you will want to make sure that when the big day arrives, you take the time to relax and go with the flow. Do not worry about every little thing on the day of your trip. Your job is to enjoy the experience of being out on the water and fishing. Revel in the peace that it provides and be happy if you are fortunate enough to bring home some fish.
Once you have returned from your first guided fishing charter off Cape Canaveral, there is a very good chance that you and your friends will already be thinking about your next trip. If you decide to book a guided charter with Fin & Fly Fishing Charters you’ll have a chance at the end of your trip, or when you get home, to express your reviews!