A salmon fishing charter excursion is a great way to enjoy a full day of fishing for beautiful salmon. But before you book a charter boat, here are some recommendations to help you prepare for an upcoming salmon fishing charter and select the right charter.
Choose the Right Charter
When you are preparing to take a salmon fishing charter, the boat and its crew that you pick are going to make all the difference in your experience. Look for a fishing charter that is going to provide you an enjoyable time with a lively captain and first mate, but also a reliable fishing boat. If you are staying at a local hotel, ask for a recommendation from the hotel and its staff. They will know what charters are the best for your group.
If you are scheduling a charter before your trip, look at online reviews to help you find a good charter. Then, you can also look up local charter companies that are affiliated with a hotel, cruise line, or other partnering company to help you find a good recommendation. You may want to ask the charter boat crew about their catch and release policy. Some require you to release your salmon, others allow you to keep what you catch. Just be sure you find out before you book the charter.
Pack For Yourself
When you head out on a salmon fishing charter, you will be on the boat all day, and you will want to make sure you have what you need to stay comfortable. First, pack some motion sickness medication, just in case the waves on the open water affect you adversely. And you will also want to have some snacks, food, and drink for your day. Pack a small cooler with some food and drinks that you can have available, especially so you don't get dehydrated. The sun's rays will be directly impacting you while you are on the water and you need to keep fluids in your body.
You should also bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to further protect yourself from the sun. And to prepare for all types of weather that you may experience on the water, bring a jacket to keep you warm if it is cold or in case it rains, you will need a rain jacket.
You will also want to make sure to bring the fishing equipment you will need for the charter. Salmon have thick jaws, so you will need to bring hooks that are sharp, so be sure you select the appropriate tackle.