Capt. Pete Rapps
With summer right around the corner and the weather finally warming up, fishing is becoming more and more popular every day. And why not? You get to go out and enjoy the sun, a cool breeze, and relax for the day as you anticipate the excitement of your catch of the day.
Going out and spending the day fishing is one of the best ways to enjoy the spring and summer months, but there are things you need to look out for as well, and one of them is the sun. It’s big, it’s hot, and if you leave yourself exposed to it for too long without protection for your skin, you’ll be a very unhappy camper the next day (sunburn – ouch!), and are also at risk for skin disease as well, and nobody wants that. With that being said, I’m here to tell you some ways you can go about protecting yourself so you can get to enjoy your favorite sport without worrying about how badly you’ll be burned the next day.
Sunscreen or Sunblock
This one is probably the most common, and the easiest, as it adds no extra clothing, and only an extra layer of protection for your skin. UV protecting lotions are affordable, and with their ever-advancing consumer-friendly technology, are easy to apply whether you’re spending the day fishing alone, or with a partner. If you go with this option, I recommend putting your sunscreen on prior to getting out on the water; the smell can sometimes be enough to deter fish.
Capt. Pete Rapps can be contacted by phone: 239-571-1756, or by email: CaptainRapps@outlook.com. Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers year-round, expert-guided, light-tackle, near-shore, and backwater fishing trips in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades National Park, and springtime tarpon-only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch fleet offers family-friendly charters that are fun for men, women and children of all ages – from first-timers to experienced anglers. With our team’s years of experience, vast knowledge of the area, and easygoing demeanor, you are guaranteed to have a great day on the water. Book your charter 24/7 using the online booking calendar, and visit Capt. Rapps’ first class website for booking information, videos, recipes, and more (don’t miss his world-class seafood seasonings!) at www.CaptainRapps.com.