Fall Fishing Trips with the Family
Ready to make the most of these last nice-weather days before the cold weather really sets in? You might consider a family fishing trip to a nearby river or lake. Getting outside in the sunshine together is a great way to bond, and if you have dogs, you can bring them along with you to most places.
There are a few things to consider, though. Having fun and keeping everyone safe can be a tricky thing to balance. Here are a few tips to make your family fishing trip a day to remember.
Prepare in Advance
Make sure you know where you’re going to fish, what types of fish you can catch, and what types of bait you’ll need. Stock up on fish bait, lures, and even children’s fishing poles at a local sporting goods store. If you haven’t bought a fishing license yet, do it while you’re finishing your shopping to save time.
Plan your other necessities in advance, too. Grab an extra change of clothes and some towels if you plan to play in the water. A natural insect repellent such as Nature Spray by Primally Pure is another must-have, especially if you’re allergic to mosquitos or lime disease is prevalent in your area.
On your way home, fuel up your vehicle so you don’t have to stop on the way out of town.
Leave Early—or Stay Late
Some of the best fishing happens in the early morning hours and late at night during summertime. In the fall, things change a bit, and dusk is one of the best times to catch fish. Plan your fishing trip around other activities your family likes, so you have time to play in the water or on the beach and still get your lines wet at the right time.
This could include bringing an early-morning breakfast picnic or packing something like sandwiches and ingredients for s’mores for an evening treat. If you plan to be out past dusk, make sure you bring flashlights, jackets and put something like the Melior LED dog collar on your pets so you can see where they are when the sun goes down.
Whether you’re getting up early or staying late, safe driving is always going to be an issue. Make sure you’ve had plenty of rest before you get going and some exercise to get your blood flowing and oxygenated. Keep a bottle of water close by to sip on.
Make sure your children are bucked safely. Your pets should also be snapped in place with something like the Melior car safety belts to keep them safe. This will keep them from climbing on your lap while you’re driving, but still, allow them the flexibility they need to be able to move around and see what’s going on.
If you get too tired, switch drivers or pull over for a short nap.
While bringing home a cooler full of fish can be exciting, don’t forget to make memories in every part of this trip. Record your family singing silly songs in the car during the drive. Savor your picnic food. Hold hands with your sweetie, and enjoy the time as much as possible.