Fishing Tips For Beginners

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If you’re thinking about investing in a fishing boat, you probably have a few adventures already mapped out in your mind. There are many exciting times ahead. But first, it’s important to learn some of the basics. After all, you want to have the most enjoyable experience possible. Tom-N-Jerry’s Boat Center Inc. has created this guide with helpful fishing tips for beginners. Read on to learn more! If you’re still searching for the perfect vessel, visit us in Mount Vernon, WA, near Seattle.

Pack the Right Gear

Your trip is going to be a lot more pleasant if you have all the necessary gear and supplies. The good news is that you’re going to have ample storage space for all of your belongings with a fishing boat. The days of having to lug your gear to and from the dock or shore are over. Not to mention that you’ll no longer have to worry about mud or bugs getting in your way. The setup process is much easier on a boat as opposed to an uneven patch of grass.

You’ll want to take advantage of your newly found storage space by bringing everything you need. This will include a tackle box, net, bug spray, needle nose pliers, sunscreen, drinking water, snacks, a first aid kit, and so on. Additionally, you’ll need to make sure you have the right bait. After all, you need a way to lure your catch. Choose bait that’s designated for the type of fish you’re hoping to catch. Live bait is the most effective choice. Wash your hands before you handle it as fish have a keen sense of smell and will be suspicious of a foreign scent.

Dress Accordingly

When you head out on your fishing boat, make sure you’re dressed appropriately. You should have polarized sunglasses that reduce glare and block UV rays. Remember to check the weather forecast before you leave so you know how many layers of clothing to wear. If there’s a chance of rain, don’t forget to bring waterproof gear.

On the topic of gear, make sure you choose the right gear for your fishing boat. A life jacket is essential for emergencies. Something as simple as rough waves caused by other vessels in the water can throw your balance off. If you or someone else falls overboard or gets knocked unconscious, you’ll be grateful you wore your life jacket. Keep in mind there should be one well-fitting life jacket for each passenger. Waterproof boots are a worthwhile investment so you can get on and off your craft with ease.

Check Laws & Regulations

It’s important to note that each state has different laws and regulations regarding fishing boats on the water. Whether you’re leisurely cruising around the waterways in your hometown or exploring a new area in a different state, you need to familiarize with the laws and regulations before your trip. Additionally, you need to have the right permits, licensing, and insurance documents on hand.

Choose the Right Location

Last but not least, consider where you plan to take your fishing boat. You’ll love the fact that you’re no longer limited to the shore. You can essentially fish anywhere you please that you can get to safely. Depending on the type of fish you’re hoping to catch, you’ll be able to find the right location to catch them. Certain species are found in certain areas. For instance, some species tend to lurk in the depths of the ocean while others stick close to the shore to avoid predators. Choose your location based on where your intended catch will be.

Ready to explore fishing boats for sale near Seattle, WA? Give us a call or swing by Tom-N-Jerry’s Boat Center Inc. in Mount Vernon! We’re also proud to serve those in Tacoma.