Summer is a busy time for fishing enthusiasts as the season provides more opportunities for them to go out on fishing trips. So, to optimise the favourable weather conditions and the longer daylight, make sure that you check up, prepare, and fix your fishing necessities even before summertime arrives.
Here are 3 tips to get you ready for your upcoming summer fishing trips:
1. Have your fishing boat and trailer checked.
This should be a standard preparation protocol for everyone going on trips. You have to ensure that everything is working and up to the challenges you are about to put them through. Hire a marine professional to check up and service your boat, particularly the motor. Have your trailer inspected too to ensure that everything is working and fit for travel. Replace anything that is damaged or outdated.
Test the motor for a few minutes and check your fuel; replace if it’s older than a month. Test the lights, plugs, wirings, battery and charging levels, and all other electrics if they are operational. Give all hinges of both vehicles a light spray of WD40 so that they function smoothly. Check your wheel bearings for both your boat and trailer, and replace if necessary. Make sure you have a pumped up spare wheel for the trailer.
This may seem like a step you’d like to skip or maybe do just hours before you go on the trip, but think about this scenario: what if you find that the wheels need to be pumped and your trailer bearings need to be replaced? You will have to put off your trip to fix these issues. Worst possible case scenarios that could happen if you fail to check your boat and trailer before going on the trip include cases of the trailer breaking down or the boat’s motor stops running.
These safety checks give you peace of mind so that you can better enjoy your summer bass fishing trips. So make sure that you spend enough time preparing your boat and trailer for the adventures ahead.
2. Have your fishing gear checked and serviced.
You can take your fishing reel to a tackle shop for servicing or you can do it yourself. Ideally, if you use these reels regularly, they should be serviced annually (at least once every 12 months). The reel has to be checked for rust and sharp nicks. If you are doing the maintenance check yourself, wipe silicon spray on the rod and make certain that all runners are free from cracks or nicks. For damaged runners, you also have the option to bring your reel to a local tackle shop to replace them with new runners or you can also do this by yourself.
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You should also check the line for damage or wear and replace if necessary, especially if it’s from the last fishing season or if the line load is low. Make sure to also check your hook, lures, split rings, and trebles.
3. Stay protected from the sun.
Summer will be extra challenging on your skin so make sure to invest in good sun protection. Don’t ruin a great fishing trip by getting sunburnt, suffering a heat stroke, or getting dehydrated. Invest in the right fishing apparel and a top-rated sunscreen. Bring lots of drinking water when you go out.
With these tips, you should be able to enjoy your fishing trips this summer.