4 Items To Pack With You On A Fishing Charter Trip

Fishing charters are designed to take your fishing experience to the next level. A fishing charter company has a team of fishermen that take you out on a well-equipped boat and help you make the most of your day. You won’t have to worry about knowing how to use the equipment, operating the boat, or aiding in cleaning your catches. Experienced fishermen know the best places to take you out to fish. Like most things, fishing is all about planning. It’s important that you pack the proper items to ensure a stress-free trip. Here are four essentials that are indispensable throughout your fishing charter trip.


When traveling on the open water, it’s vital that you bring multiple layers of clothing even in the warmest locations. You can’t always rely on the sun to keep you warm nor will there be much shade. You’ll want to make sure you can add or take off outer layers if need be. A windbreaker will keep you warm early in the morning and protect you from the spray. Pack or wear shorts if you’re going to a tropical location, and pants if you’re not. Lightweight shirts such as linen will protect your upper body from sunburn. In warmer destinations, choose light-colored clothing to keep you cool. Gloves will keep your hands protected from line cuts, sunburn, and adverse weather conditions. Since you will be handling fish, rubber sole closed shoes are recommended that you aren’t worried about getting ruined.


It can be challenging to wade through a foreign pharmacy, especially if there are language barriers. You also can’t always rely on access to the medications you need. It’s safer to bring medicine and aid you might need in case of an illness or emergency. If you’re prone to seasickness, take Dramamine or Bonine a few hours before the trip. Bug spray is a must, especially when traveling on the water. Carry along a small first aid kit that contains antiseptic and bandaids to deal with minor cuts on the boat.


Pack a variety of containers and bags to carry your belongings on board to protect them from sea salt damage. Collapsible coolers are ideal to keep your food and drinks fresh and cold. Stay hydrated keeping your water in a sports bottle that won’t leak or spill. Waterproof zip lock bags are always a good idea to keep your fishing license, electronics, and passport safe.

Equipment And Tackle 

It’s best to rely on equipment provided by your fishing charter. However, if you must bring your own, take only the necessities. Bring flies, lures, and terminal tackles and ask them which ones work best. You can also rent what you need at a local shop before you dock, saving you more travel space.

Whichever destination you choose and regardless of the fish you intend to catch, fishing charters are an exhilarating, fun, and rewarding experience you won’t forget.

Written By Ryan Cooper