There is no time greater spent than time with family in the outdoors. It’s where life’s most treasured memories are made. Where imaginations ignite and minds are filled with wonder. Where the wind, sun, and rain awaken our souls and make us feel alive. Sometimes, we find ourselves in nature spontaneously, but often, it takes planning and intention to make time outside with family. Fishing trips are the perfect blend of quality time and outdoor adventure. Here’s a family fishing trip checklist to help you get started.
Use the new Take Me Fishing skill for Amazon Alexa to find family fishing trip ideas near you.
Once your destination is mapped, look into fishing license requirements and regulations to be sure you’re compliant before hitting the water.
A safety necessity for all life’s little bumps, scrapes, and bug bites. Be sure to pack bandages, ointment, antihistamines, and sunscreen along with other first aid essentials.
If you’re not fishing with a guide, be prepared to bring a well-stocked tackle box for the type of fishing you’ll be doing. If using live bait, you’ll need to research the best food options for your target species.
Today’s GPS devices are useful for navigating, but can also be used to call for help in an emergency and if you are out of cell service. These useful safety devices are worth the peace of mind.
You’ll want to capture these special moments. Use your photos to make a slideshow or put together a scrapbook your family will treasure forever.
Want to know the rest of the items on this list? Continue reading, A Starter Checklist for Family Fishing Trips from our friends at TakeMeFishing.org here.
The Women's Outdoor News, aka The WON, features news, reviews and stories about women who are shooting, hunting, fishing and actively engaging in outdoor adventure. This publication is for women, by women. View all posts by The WON