Deep sea fishing has been all the rage lately and people have been going gaga over the sport. This sport can be roughly defined as any sort of fishing that is done in the deeper parts on the ocean, that is, a 100 feet. A lot of people indulge in it as a recreational activity when they need a break from their work life or just need to break out of their routine lives. Others partake in this activity as a means of sports, where they usually train and compete against one another. Deep sea fishing or Off-shore fishing is not necessarily a risky or dangerous sport but anything that involves the presence of water, travelling in a boat and uncertainty of the weather, the risk factor prevails. Depending on the departure location people usually have to travel for about 10-20 miles into the Gulf. It is best to do a little bit of research before planning a mini trip, to make your work a little easier here are a few tips for beginners.
Like any other sport or water activity you need to make sure that you are dressed accordingly to avoid any mishaps. The attire for deep sea fishing is very affordable and you will probably find most of it in your own home. You need raingear and windbreakers to shield yourself in case of rainfall or sea sprays, it will also keep you warm. Light clothing like, shorts and t-shirts are preferred and always keep a hat handy to protect your eyes from the sun.
Food and Drink Items
There are no major rules when it comes to food and drinks but it is best to carry some cold beverages to keep you hydrated throughout you trip and it would be wise to transfer your beverage into a thermos or water bottle to make sure it stays cool. Carry your favorite food items, anything from sandwiches to chips and muffins.
Apart from your clothes and food make sure you carry a little backpack to store some important add-ons like sunscreen to protect yourself from the scorching sun and make sure you check the SPF, add a lip balm to your list and make sure it has SPF content in order to avoid chapped and dry lips. Being in a constant state of motion might trigger your stomach and to avoid it carry your medicines, some extra band aids and hand sanitizer to cleanse your hands before you eat. Other miscellaneous items like your camera, some extra bait, coolers for the extra drinks and of course, fishing license.
Going on a deep sea fishing trip for the first time might be a little intimidating and put your guts to test but in the end it’s all worth it. Sitting on boat in the middle of the ocean that goes 100’s of feet below and catching beautiful fishes is a completely dream like experience that everyone deserves at least once in their entire lifetime. So take the leap and book your next trip but always remember to be safe. Happy fishing!