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If it’s your first time to go on a fishing trip it is important to plan ahead of time and make sure that you are ready on the day of the trip to avoid experiencing drawbacks or inconvenience because you failed to pack or bring something important for the trip. 

Below are some helpful tips on what to bring and prepare prior to the trip.

1.)Do not forget to secure a fishing license. You might encounter some problem and wont be allowed to go onboard the portland tuna charters if you don’t have one. Some places follow a strict rule regarding licensing. You can get a fishing license via online or purchase it directly at the port.

2.)Pack your essentials ahead of time. Make sure that you won’t forget anything by writing down all the things that you will be needing for the said fishing trip. You should bring things that would protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays such as shades, cap and a bottle of sunscreen to avoid getting a sunburned.

3.)Bring extra medicines for first aid purposes such as aspirin and something to combat sea sickness when you are aboard good snapper charters. Your mood might be ruined and you might miss an amazing moment of your fishing expedition just because of dizziness.

4.)Don’t forget to bring some cash with you. You might be needing cash to pay for additional services such as onboard fish cleaning and rental fees for the equipments just incase it is not included in the package.

5.)Food and water are also part of your essentials. Fishing trips usually take a couple of hours and even days. Although food is typically available in the boat it would be better if you come in prepared you don’t want to get hungry in the middle of nowhere.

6.)Bring your camera so you would be able to capture interesting photos and document the highlights of your fishing trip that you can proudly share with your family and friends when you get back on dry land.

7.)Always bring a set or two of extra clothing and do the same if you have kids tagging along with you. Since you will be fishing in open waters there is a big chance that you might get soaked. It would also be useful to pack a pair of jacket or a windbreaker to keep you from getting cold just in case the temperature suddenly drops which can happen anytime. Also make sure to wear the appropriate footwear such as rain boots or skid proof shoes. Do not wear slippers or open sandals to prevent accidents.