Is it your first time to go on a Homosassa saltwater fishing trip? If you aren’t an experienced fisher, then you might be wondering what you should bring. You want to make sure that you are prepared for the day, without feeling like you packed everything (including the kitchen sink)!
Here is a quick list of items that you will want to bring on the boat:
The sun can beat down when you are spending time on the water. Not only will you be affected by the direct sunlight, but the water reflects the light to increase the intensity. Even if you often spend time in the sun at home, you need to be prepared to avoid a sunburn.
Hats, sunglasses, and lightweight clothing are essential when you will be on the boat all day. Consider clothing that will breathe and keep your skin covered at the same time. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen as well! If you will be getting in the water for scalloping, then an eco-friendly brand of sunscreen is best so that you don’t pollute the water.
Food and Drinks
Our charter doesn’t provide food and drinks, but we encourage our customers to bring their own. We have found that it is best to let our customers bring the things that they enjoy. Make sure that you have plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day. You might also bring some of your favorite cold drinks to keep in the cooler.
It is nice to have snacks if you want a little treat between meals. Buy some sandwiches to eat at lunch time. We should be back by the dinner hour so that you can fry up your catch for a fresh meal! If you don’t want to do the cooking, then we will show you a local restaurant that will “cook your catch.”
When you are going on a Homosassa saltwater fishing, it is obvious that you need fishing gear. But, many people assume that they can show up, and the gear will be provided. Gear and equipment rental varies depending on the charter that you choose. So, it is important that you talk to your guide in advance to know what to bring.
If you are bringing your own fishing equipment, then you need to make sure that everything is in working order. Check the lines, reels, and everything else to avoid having problems on the boat. It is easier to fix the problem if you identify the issue while you are on shore.
The temperature can change throughout the day, so the best solution is to wear clothing layers that can be adjusted. If you get cold in the evenings, then you might want a windbreaker jacket to wear as we are heading back to the dock. For scalloping trips, you should wear your swimsuit and bring a towel to use after you get out of the water.
Schedule Your Homosassa Saltwater Fishing Trip
This packing list will help you get ready for your upcoming Homosassa saltwater fishing trip. Do you have additional questions? Call Captain Don Chancey at Flats Chance Charters: (352) 303-9399