There’s no better way to unwind and relax than spending a day on your boat, away from the hustle-bustle of daily life. Whether you plan to have an easy-going afternoon trying to land a few bites or aim to have a thrilling session of reeling in some heavyweight catches, a fishing trip is always a great way to take a break from your daily commitments and feel rejuvenated.
Heading out for an angling excursion on your Grady-White ensures that your trip will be safe and seamless, but there are certain items that every fisherman needs to have on their fishing boat to ensure the trip is a successful one.
First Aid Kit
Along with the basics such as plenty of water to keep you hydrated and sunscreen to protect you from the harsh and direct exposure from the sun while on your boat, a first aid kit is also an essential item that should always be present on your fishing boat.
Minor incidents can always happen while outdoors or at sea, but sometimes more serious injuries can also take place and if you’re at a considerable distance from land, then your first aid kit is the only thing that can help you.
Some of the essential things to pack in it are:
- Different sized waterproof bandages
- Sterile gauze
- Antiseptic solution or swabs
- Over the counter pain reliever
- Surgical adhesive tape
A Fully Equipped Tackle Box
Your fishing experience is incomplete or probably impossible without your tackle box on board. Any fishing equipment that you plan to use along with all the other smaller items needed for your fishing trip are placed inside a tackle box. Because it is such an essential item for your angling trips, it’s worth making an investment in buying a durable and practical one.
Some of the most basic yet important items to carry in your tackle box are:
- Fishing license. Essential to carry and to keep it safe and from getting lost, put it in a plastic sleeve and carry it in your tackle box.
- Extra Line depending on your rod, reel, and the fish you are planning to catch.
- Extra hooks. You will always need an assortment of these in different shapes and sizes.
- Bobbers and sinkers to aid with the type of fish you are trying to catch.
- Spinners as well as an assortment of other hard and soft bait such as lures and rubber worms.
- Basic tools such as scissors, pliers, and a multifunction fishing knife.
Navigation Equipment and GPS
Regardless of the size and structure of your fishing boat, having a few navigation devices such as navigation lights, a magnetic compass, radar reflectors and sound signaling devices are always a good idea to have onboard. A GPS device is also a good idea as it continues to provide you with updates on your location, speed, and direction. You can also save the position of certain spots that you may want to visit again.
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