5 thoughts on “what should i bring on a deep sea fishing trip?

  1. Bring plenty of water to drink if they allow coolers.
    Bring sandwiches, crackers and handiwipes.
    Bring a handtowel to hang on your pants to wipe fish goo off your hands.
    SUNBLOCK 45SPF at least and also some for your lips……..even if you are tan , the ocean magnifies the rays….do not play with this, you will pay.
    Sunglasses and a shade hat if can wear one.
    Bring cash….you will want to tip your mate for baiting and helpfulness.Bring gallon Ziplocks for filets of your catch.

  2. 1st I’d bring SPF30. Everything after that doesn’t increase as much as it does from SPF2-30. 40 is only like 1% better than SPF30 and often costs more.
    –It’s definitely not a linear increase in protection all the way up the scale.
    –Just keep reapplying SPF30.

    Maybe bring something to wash your hands. If you’re handling fish, some people don’t want to smell bad on the ride home…? I don’t know. Maybe hand sanitizer.

    Bring some water if they don’t provide drinks or if they make you pay a buttload for them.

    Maybe bring food to eat. Who knows how long you’ll be out there.

    Bring a hat to keep the sun off your face.

    Bring sun glasses, polarized ones work amazing.

    Bring money to pay for the trip, and if you do good and catch a bunch of whatever and have a blast… Show your appreciation by tipping them. It’s not uncommon to tip them. Regardless if it’s deep sea or a fishing guide taking you on a lake.

    Bring a camera. Video or just to take pictures. You’ll want to remember this (especially if you’re having a blast). Take pictures of each other actually reeling in fish. Then take pictures of your catch as well before they’re cut up.

  3. I agree with every thing Lori and Psycho say.

    In addition take along a small amount of terminal tackle. Hooks, sinkers, swivels and leaders. Replacement tackle on the boat will be expensive. Call the charter people to get the same sizes they use so your rigging will be the same as others on the boat. That will help the lines drift the same and avoid some tangles.

    Avoid bringing a lot of gear because it can turn into a storage problem. The extra terminal tackle, lunch box, and camera case could all fit in one container…

  4. One thing you should bring is a pair of or diagonal cutters (dikes).
    These are useful for both cutting your line after tying on a hook, and for grabbing the hook to unhook a fish. (I’m mentioning this first because nobody else has mentioned it, and because it’s the piece of equipment I use more than anything besides the rod and reel.)

    A rag or towel to wipe the slime off your hands is useful. Wear cheap cloth sneakers (or short rubber boots if you have them) — the crew often hoses off the deck, and you don’t want to ruin nice shoes.

    Sunscreen, sunglasses, a brimmed hat, a light windbreaker. A camera is nice. Bring cash for tips / fish cleaning / food & drinks (if it’s not provided).

    Generally if you’re renting a rod and reel, they will also supply you with extra hooks and sinkers if you need them. Find out in advance if you’ll have to pay for them.

    If you give the location where you’re going fishing, you could get more specific advice. (The above is based on Southern California open party and charter boat fishing.)

  5. Well the real question here is.. are you going on a charted fishing trip? If you are then you don’t need to bring a thing! If not then a heavy rod and some sunscreen assuming the captain will have the bait n such. I found this out at the following website under news feeds. Check it out!

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