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What to bring for Your Tampa Bay Fishing Charter

You have reserved your fishing charter and are ready to go. What do you need to take on the trip? A lot of the items we recommend are for protection and comfort while enjoying your Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or Costa Rica inshore or deep sea fishing charters.

Clearwater Fishing Charter

Be comfortable on your fishing charter

Be ready for changing weather conditions during different parts of the day. Layered clothing is a great choice, as mornings are cooler and late afternoons are hotter. Always be ready for the occasional rain shower that might roll through. The time of year will also have an impact on your fishing wardrobe. Your charter Captain will be able to give you the most recent weather conditions just prior to departure. Make sure and ask!

Proper protection for your fishing charter

Proper protection from the sun is essential for an enjoyable day on the water. Protective clothing and proper sun screening products will keep you safe. The sun’s direct rays, and the sun’s reflection off the water, can be very dangerous for your skin, even when you are under shade. Be smart, no sunburns please.

Essential Items to think about when packing for your inshore or deep-sea fishing charters:

  • Non-skid rubber sole shoes are highly recommended
  • Dress in light colored clothing as to not retain heat on warm days
  • Lightweight micro-fiber long sleeve shirts to protect arms from the sun are ideal
  • Take your favorite hat (wide brimmed is the most protection)
  • Short pants when warm, long when cold
  • Waterproof windbreaker for possible rain and cool mornings
  • Swimsuit, as you never know when you’ll get the urge for a swim
  • Polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes, cut the glare and to see fish better
  • Sunscreen and lip balm that protect from UVA and UVB rays
  • Seasickness medication if you’re prone to seasickness
  • Bug spray for inshore fishing by the mangroves
  • Hand sanitizer if you don’t want to smell like bait
  • Waterproof bag or backpack for your personal items
  • Camera or smartphone to take a picture of your big catch

When adequately prepared for your fishing charter, you can relax and enjoy the day knowing that you have every angle covered. You can enjoy the day catching a variety of fish on your Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Costa Rica and Clearwater fishing charter including but not limited to, Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, Swordfish and Mahi.

Selecting a fishing charter Captain

It’s important to do your homework when it comes time to pick on which charter Captain you would like to go fishing with. Do some research to help determine if a charter Captain would be beneifical for your needs. Be sure and read the reviews of any fishing charter you are considering. It’s encouraged not to only go by the rating number, but see what people are actually saying.

If you’re on the market for a Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Costa Rica or Tampa Bay Fishing Charter, be sure and give the crew at YACHTFISH Fishing Charters a text. Our experience with YACHTFISH and Captain Matt Douglas has been the best. We highly recommend giving them a try. We can guarantee you'll be happy you did.

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters • 795 39th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 • (727) 433-4200

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