Should you be considering heading out on a fishing charter this spring, you’ll want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to have a successful time on the water.
Whether it be choosing the right dates for your trip, knowing the best time of day to fish, or getting in a few days of practice, there are several tips that you can follow that will help ensure you have a time you won’t soon forget.
Get in a few days of practice
One of the more important things you can do when readying for a spring fishing charter is getting a few days of practice in on the water. Since you haven’t fished since last fall, you may be a little rusty.
Getting practice at a nearby body of water will get you back into the swing of things and will also ensure that your pole and gear are “de-winterized” and ready to be used on your trip.
Go a few weeks into the spring
While you may be tempted to go out on the water on one of the first few weeks of spring, it is suggested to wait a bit, as the water is still pretty cold.
Take some time for the temperatures to rise to where it will be warm enough for the fish to start coming out. If you go out too early you will more than likely be spending your trip waiting around for a fish to bite.
Head out in the afternoon
As mentioned above, it is important to go out when the water is at its warmest. Waters in the spring are typically warmer in the afternoon or early evening, making it the perfect time to head out on your charter.
While the captain of your charter should undoubtedly be aware of this, it is important to make sure you are given the opportunity to fish at peak times of day.
As an added bonus, the afternoon is also the time when fish are feeding, furthering your odds of reeling in that prized catch.
If you feel you’ll be well prepared for a spring charter after reading through this blog, and would like to book a trip along the beautiful Maine coastline, we ask that you think of us at Morning Flight Charters.
Captain Stephen Richard will be happy to guide you on our 25′ Steiger craft, Bobber Down, and will make sure you have a trip you’ll remember fondly for years to come.
With over 20 years of Maine fishing charter experience and all the appropriate licenses, we are the team to choose for a fishing adventure this spring season. We invite you to call us today at 207-831-2426 to learn more or explore our site for further trip information.