Fishing can be an amazingly relaxing experience. There’s nothing like being out on the water, floating in a lake or river, and waiting for a tug on the line. Fishing is often just an excuse to get out into nature and to experience the beauty that the world has to offer while getting away from the tyranny of the time clock, email, and the average work day. At Pelican Lake Resort in Minnesota, we understand that a successful fishing trip only partly depends on the catch. Much of the time, it depends on the amount of relaxation and beauty you can absorb. Here are some things to bring with you on your next fishing trip.
Fishing is a regulated pastime and requires a license. Be sure to get your license before you plan any fishing trip. Even if the activity isn’t all about catching fish, it is still a part of the reason for getting out on the water.
The weather is changeable. It can be sunny in the morning, rainy at noon, and hot and overcast in the afternoon. Be sure to bring rain gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, and whatever else will help you cope with the changing weather.
No one ever believes fish stories, so having photographic evidence of your catch is important. You could rely on your cell phone, but oftentimes people find that a camera is better for capturing and saving the special catch. If you are practicing catch and release, you’ll definitely want some way to record what happens on your fishing trip.
Bait, Rod, and Reel
If you have your own gear, you can bring it along, but when you schedule a guided fishing trip with fishing lodges and resorts in Minnesota, they will often provide the gear you need, including the rod, reel, and life vest. You will want to confirm this with the trip organizer and see if bait is included in the price of the tour.