The summer months are on their way and that means that it’s going to get hot. The sunshine may make for great fishing, but there are some new challenges to contend with while you’re enjoying your favorite sport. Would you like to learn more about some of the summer essentials for offshore fishing? Well, let’s get started!
Prepare for your fishing trip!
It may seem like common sense, but you should definitely spend some time preparing yourself and your equipment for the heat of the summer sun. This includes packing enough water to keep yourself hydrated and investing in a well-insulated cooler. You should also make sure to dress the part for your trip. Though it may seem like a good idea to wear short sleeves and shorts, you should actually invest in some light long sleeved garments. You’re going to be out in the sun for a long time and you will need the protection from those harmful sun rays. Bring a fishing hat for maximum sun protection and don’t forget the sunscreen!
Make sure your equipment is in top shape.
Before you head out onto the water, you need to make sure that your fishing equipment is in good working order. Start by washing your fishing rod. Avoid putting pressurized water directly onto the rod. Instead, give it a nice rinse with freshwater. You can also use specific rod cleaning solution to get the grime off if you need to. Super Slick Slick Stuff and Reel Magic are excellent options for the expert angler. If you have a spinning rod, then you should take extra care not to let water seep into the system. Hang it upside down when rinsing it so that it drains appropriately.
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