Congratulations if you are getting ready for your first offshore tournament. Sport fishing is addictive and there’s nothing like it. We’re confident that you have the basics down and all your gear in place, but there are some things you can do to make sure you’re ready for your first tournament of sport fishing. Below are the essentials.
These tips will help you succeed in your next offshore fishing tournament.
DESS IT RIGHT
Weather is without a doubt the most important thing to think about on the day of your tournament. It doesn’t matter if you are expecting sunny skies; it is still a good idea to be prepared for any storms. It’s not easy to get caught up in a storm if you don’t have the right clothes. Always make sure to bring rain gear, extra clothes, and a sun hat.
SCHECK YOUR BOAT
After the tournament starts, you should be able only to concentrate on fishing. It’s not necessary to worry about fuel availability or engine maintenance before you head out on your fishing trip. You can focus your attention on the prize by creating a comprehensive pre-tournament checklist. This will allow you to make sure you have all the necessary preparations in place before the tournament starts. You should include basic concerns such as checking the fluid level and testing any electronic equipment.
INSPECT YOUR EQUIPMENT
Your rods and reels need the same care as your boat. Make sure you check all your lines, guides, and leaders, as well as test and set your drags. You’ll be more prepared to win your first tournament by checking every outfit carefully before you go.
The article was written by a professional charter captain at Salty Knots Fishing Charters with 15+ years of experience in the Gulf of Mexico. Salty Knots Fishing Charters is a local fishing charter service based out of St. Pete Beach, Florida. “We know what it takes to catch a giant trophy fish!” Salty Knots Is the best when it comes to St Pete Fishing.