Monday, October 21, 2019

Ensuring You Have a Great Fishing Trip

FOLLOW THE FISH

No matter the time of year, heading out on the water and trying to land a few fish is something that offers plenty to love to those who go. Time in the great outdoors, relaxation, and more can all create an amazing experience that is enjoyable as well as beneficial to your mental and physical health.

However, it’s important that you make sure you take the time to prepare for your trip accordingly. Sure, you can always just climb onto a boat or head to the shoreline, throw a line, and still have fun. But a few tips can help ensure that you really get to relax and enjoy everything fishing has to offer. Here are some of the main things to keep in mind.


With a guide on your side, you just have to pack a few things and show up. From there, it’s just a short ride to a fishing hole that is proven and to a great day on the water.


Know the Season – Different seasons mean different kinds of fish are more likely to bite, that different baits may need to be used, and more. Knowing the season and how it impacts things is important.

Pack Smart – Don’t forget that the weather can change. Bring sunscreen as well as raingear. Snacks and fresh water are worth packing as well. You don’t need to bring three suitcases, but a tackle box and a bag with some necessities is a good plan.

Read or Scout Ahead – Do you know a couple of good locations to fish? What about the regulations for fishing in that area? A little online research can help you make sure that you’re staying legal and that you are also heading to a spot that actually has fish. Going blind is great, but may not always be the best option.

Don’t Forget the “After” – Do you have a cooler or something similar to store your fish in? Where will you clean and cook them? Catching them is great, but be sure to think about what comes after.

You can always buy a license and head to the waters. But to simplify things, many people find that trusting in a local guide is a much better option. You simplify the entire process when you turn to a guide, giving the professionals the hard work of knowing where to go, when to go, and what baits to use.

With a guide on your side, you just have to pack a few things and show up. From there, it’s just a short ride to a fishing hole that is proven and to a great day on the water.

Keep in mind that if you are interested in learning more about fishing in our area, it’s best to hire a professional guide before going out on your own to gain local knowledge of tackle, baits, areas to fish, local regulations, and more. Send us an email or give us a call to schedule an “on the water” educational fishing charter. Our specialty is getting families out for an enjoyable and memorable day in the shallow and calm waters here in the 10,000 Islands and the Everglades National Park, Florida. We can be reached at www.captainrapps.com or shoot us an email at captainrapps@yahoo.com or 239-571-1756.

Captain Brandon has been fishing the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park as a full time guide for the last 11 years. He grew up fishing these waters and has never left them. He has since been joined by his two sons, who now guide with him. He and his wife opened Everglades Bait and Tackle back in 2012 so his whole family has fishing in their blood.

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