What to Know About a Deep Sea Fishing Trip

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So you and the boys want to plan a fun deep sea fishing trip, but if it’s your first time going out on a deep sea fishing charter, then there are some essential things to know to make sure it a fun-filled and successful one.

Here are some of the key things to know when going on a deep sea fishing trip.

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How to Plan A Successful Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Overlooked Things To Bring

For sure fishing equipment, food and clothing are the easy ones that are always remembered by people to bring on a fishing trip. However, there’s still plenty of other stuff that a lot of people overlook bringing with them on a trip.

One good example would be a decent cooler. Try bringing one with some ice, icepacks or even frozen water bottles which is very important, since this is what you’ll use to retain the freshness of your catch and keep it cold.

Another one would be spare cash. Other than being vital for emergencies, you would need this just in case you get the biggest fish and you would have to get in on the pool (Yep try running a bet with your mates). You also need this for tipping purposes for providing you help throughout your excursion.  Tipping isn’t a city in China.

Also seasickness medicine would be important too. Dramamine is one effective solution for that problem. For those who are already used to boats, this kind of problem may seldom be encountered.

However, it would still be beneficial if you pack a small first aid kit. Try to bring band-Aids, stomach medicine, tissues, and disinfectants in the kit, just so in case minor injuries occur during the trip.

Best Locations For A Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Some of the best locations to have a deep sea fishing trip are: Bodega Bay and San Diego in California; Wildwood, or Cape May in New Jersey; Boston and Cape Cod in Massachusetts; Daytona Beach, Destin, Key West and Miami in Florida; Freeport, Galveston and Port Aransas in Texas; Gloucester in Maine; Ocean City in Maryland; and Point Pleasant in New Jersey.

These spots can give you a variety of fish to catch. They also offer you different views and experiences with nature. Each spot can have their own pro’s and con’s, however, one thing’s for sure they are great deep sea fishing spots!

What to Expect when  Deep Sea Fishing

In general, a deep-sea fishing trip could last about four to eight hours, or more depending on how long you want it to be. You can arrange trips with your charter or party boast in the morning or afternoon. In fact, if you have a special occasion, you can even schedule evening trips. You can also do this if you’re the night owl type that might not be back to shore even until wee hours of the morning.

If you’re having one of these late night trips, especially during the colder months bringing a thermos that is full to the brim with steaming tea, hot chocolate or coffee would be a great way to keep
yourselves alert and warm during the trip.

Freebies On The Side When Fishing

The great thing with deep sea fishing is that sometimes you can get freebies on the side. Other than the adventure of being out in the waters, you may get to see some dolphins or whales, if you are lucky.

There are cases in which you can also have a glimpse of sea birds that are chasing each other playfully.

However, your deep sea fishing trip may not always be like this, since factors like location, weather, time of the day and how many people you are with on your boat could affect whether you’d see such blessings.

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