Thinking of a family fishing trip but don’t know where to start?

Whether you are traveling long distance or skipping down the road, planning a fishing trip as a family can be stressful. Here are some tips to help ease the stress and ensure you have a REEly great experience!

Location can play a huge factor in planning any trip as a family. Doing your research on the general area will be helpful in many ways. Is there lodging? If you plan to camp out  is there easy access to restrooms? Kids seem to always want what is not already available to them so if a trip to a convenient store is necessary it would be really great to be able to get to one quickly. Finding the perfect location can be difficult to meet everyone’s needs, but it is possible with a little planning ahead!

The key component to a successful trip for anyone is organization. Making sure that you have everything you need can really make or break your trip. Everything from clothing, food, and gear is essential. Clothing can be determined by the weather , traveling with children almost guarantees at least two outfit changes, who knew? Smaller poles, the right bait, a life jacket and folding chairs would be a great start. The goal is not add stress, so plan ahead and get organized and you will be set.

SNACKS! SNACKS! SNACKS! Can we stress this enough? Is there a better way to anyone’s heart than their favorite treat? Always bring more than you need, salty or sweet. You never know what you’ll want to eat and the day will go downhill quickly if the kids are hungry and cranky.

Weather Research
One of the most important tips is to check the weather in the area days leading up to your arrival. Weather plays a huge part in ensuring an unforgettable fishing experience, since fish are cold-blooded, the best times to fish are normally during sunrise or sunset.

Cherish the memories
After all is said and done, the most important part to remember is to have fun, capture every moment, and cherish the memories.