Fishing trips can be a wonderful way to escape. Whether it’s a trip meant for father-son/daughter bonding, a chance to put some fresh food on the table or just an excuse to relax with friends – it’s always sure to be a good time! So, how do you decide what to do, where to go and what to bring? A little research and planning can go a long way in the success of your trip. Here are a few things to consider:
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CATCH?
Determining what you want to catch can help narrow down the location of your fishing trip. Looking for some good old fashioned sunnies and croppies? Your local lake may be the best bet. Want to catch a huge salmon? Alaska is just the place. Hoping to catch a monster fish and gain some massive bragging rights among your friends? The ocean offers just the opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime!
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
Now that you know what larger body of water you’ll find the correct species of fish in, you can start narrowing it down to a more particular area. Check local fishing guides and online reviews to determine what species of fish is biting and where. You can also check out the local tourism website for more information about fishing trips that are offered by businesses in the area.
HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND?
There are a number of options when planning a fishing trip. Will you be fishing on a local lake or river? Camping can be a fun and affordable option for people interested in roughing it a bit. Many nature preserves offer camping grounds with running water – you can also look for small cabins that offer a bit more privacy and protection from the elements. Interested in accommodations that are step above that? Many fishing tour businesses offer lodging as well. It can range from a small room in the building where the company is located to a large fishing shack complete with a kitchenette. Do your research to find the best accommodations for your budget – as many fishing tours will offer a discount for bundling your tour and lodging together.
DO YOU WANT A FULLY GUIDED FISHING TOUR OR MORE INDEPENDENCE?
Fishing tours can range from simple boat and gear rentals on the dock to a fully hosted day of fishing and fun. Fishing tours can be customized to your needs, whatever they are. If you choose to do a more independent trip, you will have more freedom to go where you choose – but you may also find less success without the suggestions and guidance of a local. On the flip side, fully guided tours may not be completely private as other people may have also purchased a fishing tour for the same guides.
To ensure the best fishing tour experience, it’s important to do your research. By asking yourself the questions above, you have a better chance of finding the perfect experience. Do you want the fishing tour of a lifetime? Scott Bruce Tuna Charters offers half and full-day fishing tours in the waters off the Canadian Coast of Prince Edward Island. Looking for a day filled with bluefin tuna fishing? How about lobster hauling? Scott Bruce offers both fishing and scenic tours to their guests. For more information about all the tour options offered at Scott Bruce Tuna Charters, contact us today!