Fishing is one of our greatest pastimes. However, as much fun as going out on the water may seem, it’s not all fun and games. If not properly prepared, you or your family could wind up in a serious accident. So before you plan on going out for your next fishing trip, make sure you take these safety precautions:
Bring plenty of safety gear
You never know what might happen while you’re out fishing, so it’s best to always be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Get a duffle bag and fill it with all of the necessary essentials, such as:
- A first aid kit
- Life jackets
- Insect Repellant
- Aspirin or other medications
- Sunburn cream
- Rain gear/ponchos
In order to protect yourself from the elements, you should dress for the elements. This means that you should be wearing boots or sneakers, not sandals, to protect your feet against stray hooks, rocks, and other sharp objects that could wash aboard. Hats and sunglasses are also a must in order to protect your skin and eyes from the harmful affects of UV rays. Finally, always make sure that you, and especially your children, are wearing their life jackets.
Keep an eye on the weather
Using your weather app will help you determine the general weather for the day, but they’re not always right. Weather can change in an instant, especially here in Maine, so always keep one eye to the sky during your fishing trip. Some things to look out for are dark clouds on the horizon, choppy waters, and high winds.
At Morning Flight Charters, the safety of our passengers is extremely important to us. If you have more questions about how you should prepare for your fishing trip, then, don’t hesitate to call us at 207-831-2426. Or if you’re interested in booking a fishing trip, reserve your spot today!