3 Things To Take On Your Fishing Charter

If you are interested in fishing, you may hire a fishing charter for your next vacation. If it's your first charter, you may not know what you are going to need to bring with you. You want to make sure that you are all ready to go when it's time, and don't have to scramble to get everything. 

Fishing License

You are going to need to make sure that you have a fishing license for the area where you are going fishing. Having a fishing license for your own state won't work unless your charter is within your state limits. Most places will allow you to get your fishing license online. You can go to the official state website and apply for it there. You can print it out at home. Some states will also offer the option for you to have an electronic confirmation and digital copy that you can just put on your smartphone for proof that you have your license. 


Even if you are outside a lot and have a good tan, you still need to wear sunblock. You aren't wearing it to keep from being tan, you are wearing it so that you cut your risk of skin cancer. You are going to need a lot of it when you are out on the water. Not only are you going to have the sun pounding down on you, you are also going to have the run reflecting up on you. Look for sunblock that is designed for sports. It tends to be slightly more waterproof, which means you aren't going to sweat it off too quickly. If it is the off-season where you live, you may want to look in the camping section of your local department store or at a sporting goods store. 

Seasickness Medicine

Even if you don't usually get seasick, you are going to want to take some seasickness medication or other way to prevent seasickness. That's because the water may become rough while you are out. That can cause even the best sailor to turn a little green around the gills, especially on a smaller boat, which is more affected by the wind and wave action. It's just better to have it with you and not need it than it is to need it and not have any. 

Going out on your first fishing charter can be really exciting. Making sure you have everything you need will make it even more exciting.