It is a great idea to bring food and beverages to keep you energized and hydrated. This will help you avoid being fatigued. H2o is best, however; a soda or beer is ok too. Just make sure you have plenty of water. Gatorade is also a great idea as it will help replace the electrolytes the sun and fish are draining from your body. Fresh fruit chilled on ice is an awesome natural way to accomplish this. You are welcomed to bring bananas with you as this is a great source of potasium and I am not superstitious. Cold sandwiches are also great replenishment. Some parties like to bring fried chicken and snacks like chips or popcorn. Feel free to bring your own cooler or use one of ours.

It is always wise to bring a sweatshirt and a light rain jacket. We have plenty of storage and you probably will not need them but…. if you do, it can really make a difference in your comfort. Of course sunscreen, sunglasses, and a visor or cap is always a necessity on any fishing trip. Make sure to use the sunscreen even on overcast days as you may still get burned.

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