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Packing for a Fishing Trip

Fishing is something that many of us look forward to. It is always a pleasure to get away from the noise and pollution of the city to go somewhere quiet, where we can reflect on our lives, and relax. Going out of the city to go fishing would mean packing for the trip, and that is where we are heading with this article. We are going to look at some of the things that one should look at when packing for a fishing trip. We all know the amount of gear that avid anglers have to carry with them, and those are some of the things that we are going to consider.

Cut in Half

People often tend to carry more than they will need, and this is especially when it comes to clothes. Carry only clothes that you’ll wear, and chances are that if they get dirty, the lodging will have laundry services. The main thing is to park smart depending on where you’re going.

Stuff It Right

Since you’re going on a fishing trip, chances are that most of your stuff will be on a boat, and it will most likely get wet. This means that you have to ensure that your bags are waterproof.

Divide and Conquer

We have often heard of people losing their luggage when they are probably going to remote areas. That is the reason it would be a great idea to divide the stuff into two different bags. This way, if one bag is lost, you can still rely on the stuff in the other.

Critical Carry-On Items

These include your travel documents, which should be safe and in an easily accessible place, toiletries, snacks and protein bars, chargers for phones and laptops, cameras and lenses, fishing clothes, the list I endless.

Critical Carry-On Items

It is a good idea to store the most important things in a backpack or boat bag.

Check or Carry On Rods and Reels?

You need to know the sort of fishing rods or reels that you’ll require for the fishing trip, not forgetting to zero in on the rules and regulations of the waters that you intend to fish in.

Charge Your Batteries

Make sure that the batteries of mobile phones, cameras, and laptops are charged before heading out. You could also carry along portable chargers.

Packing for a Fishing Trip

Packing for a Fishing Trip

Cozumel Private Jeep Tours

While you’re enjoying the fishing trip, you might also want to tour the town where you’ll be staying. Cozumel is renowned for great fishing experiences in the lagoons around it, and it would be a great option. The virgin fishing grounds team with fish that will keep you busy. When you’re in the town, however, you might want to consider touring the town. The Cozumel jeep tour excursion provides the best touring experiences in the town. Some of the places that you could visit, or activities that you can do include snorkeling on coral reefs, Mayan ruins, green jungles, a Tequila Factory, virgin white sand beaches. Some of the suggested stops that you should consider while on the family trip include:

  • Private Beach Club for shore snorkeling
  • Punta Sur Park (Private Beach, Mayan Ruins, Crocodile Sighting, Scenic Views from the Lighthouse, and Off Road Driving).
  • East Side of Cozumel Scenic Driving (also known locally as the other side).
  • Punta Morena Beach Club (Authentic Mexican Lunch plus Beach Break).
  • Tequila Tour for tequila tasting

The jeep tour highlights are:

  • Automatic Transmission.
  • All snorkeling gear is provided.
  • Meeting Point is across the street from the Cruise Pier.
  • Made-to-measure Private Jeep Tours, that are on your time and schedule.
  • English speaking driver guides.
  • 4 Wheel Drive Jeep Wranglers with a max capacity for 5 passengers on the 4 doors model, and 4 passengers on the 2 door models.
  • CD Player.
  • Cooler full of beers, soft drinks, and bottled purified water.

The trips last approximately five and a half hours, with departures running from 6am to 1pm everyday.

Included in the trip:

  • All snorkeling gear (fins, goggles, life jacket, and snorkeling tube).
  • 4 wheel drive automatic transmission Jeep Wrangler
  • Soft drinks and beer onboard (beer, soda, bottled purified water).
  • Professional and English speaking guides.
  • Punta Sur Park entrance fee.
  • Authentic Mexican lunch by the beach
  • Marine Park conservation fee.
  • This is an All-Inclusive Trip.

Excluded in the trip:

  • Ground transportation from the Cruise Pier or Hotel to the meeting point.
  • Ferry transportation when coming from Mainland (Playa del Carmen or Cancun).
  • Gratuities – optional.

You get the following for the price:

  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approximate)
  • Private Jeep Tour: $79 USD per person.
  • A minimum of 2 paid passengers per reservation.
  • Adults or Kids are the same price.
  • Cozumel Marine Park Conservation Fee is included in the Price.
  • All Fees and Taxes included.

Refund policy:

  • If there’s bad weather on the day of the trip, and the harbor master shuts down the port.
  • When coming to Cozumel via Cruise Ship, and the Cruise gets re-routed off Cozumel for whatever reasons.

Summary

now that you’re fully packed and ready for that fishing trip, don’t forget to tour the areas around the fishing grounds. You’ll be surprised at the beauty and history of the place, and you might even consider moving thee for good.

The Best Ways to Prepare Those Fish You Caught

Listen, we are all about telling you the secrets to great fishing experiences. But sometimes, you need to know what to do with them once you’ve got ‘em. The joy of catching fish resides in having the ability to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Surely, there are some of you who just like to sport fish, to catch and release, but the rest of us want to eat. So, we have developed a list of the best ways to prepare those fish you caught.

Now, we may be a little biased, but we love using deep fryers. There’s just something about fried fish that sends our taste buds singing. But, maybe you don’t own a deep fryer yet. Then, you will definitely need to read the article linked above because that will help you compare 2016’s three best deep fryer options. You will then have the ability to make that oh-so-useful purchase and thereby enjoy the heaven that is deep fried fish. However, if you are looking at other ways to prepare them, don’t worry, we’ve got a list of possibilities for you!

The Best Ways to Prepare Those Fish You Caught

5 Great Ways to Prepare Your Catch

Deep frying the fish is our preferred method, but we know that some people are anti-fried foods. And, in truth, that is probably a better health option. So, we have been sure to add 5 great ways to prepare your catch that don’t include deep frying them. We hope you’re ok with pan frying though! Check these out:

  1. Bake- Heat your oven up to 450, spray a cookie sheet with PAM or some other non-stick cooking spray. Then season your fish, lay them out on the sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, uncovered. Want some recipes? Follow this link.
  2. Sauté- Heat up a ¼ inch of butter or oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Dip your fish in egg or milk and bread it. Stick it in the pan and cook it for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
  3. Poach– Get a large pan with a lid. Lay the fish out in one layer, cover them with liquid (wine, water, milk, fish stock, etc). Then put the lid on tight and heat them up to just below boiling. Filets should cook for 8-10 minutes while whole fish will take 15-20. You can use the liquid that remains for the creation of a sauce as well. Learn more about poaching fish.
  4. Pan broil– You will need to baste your fish multiple times throughout this process and please only use it on fish that are at least one inch thick. Otherwise they will turn out very dry. Oil a broiler pan and then broil the fish for 8 minutes per inch of thickness.
  5. Grill- Let your grill get hot (10 minutes with lid closed for gas and 30 minutes for charcoal) and brush the grate with oil so the fish don’t stick. Let the fish cook on each side for 4-6 minutes. Just make sure you have it set at a medium to medium high heat so they don’t burn.

Since you now have six ways to prepare these fish (remember we first recommended deep frying) you should be well on your way to significantly enjoying the catch of the day. Obviously some seasonings work better than others, so if you need to know how best to season your catch, read this.