|Fishing can be a relaxing way to spend your weekends. It has
been proven that fishing is one of the all-time treasured
experiences of thousands of American families. However, any
sport has its dangerous side and fishing is no exemption.
Majority of fishing equipment have sharp tools such as metal
hooks which may lead to accidents when the fishing environment
unexpectedly changes for the worse. Storms, hurricanes, wild
currents, and other mishaps, could spoil your fishing trip.
If you are planning to go on a fishing expedition with family or
friends, here is a list of urgent situations and what
preparations you need to face each scenario.
1) Weather - Before packing up your bags and traveling to you
fishing spot, consult or be aware of the weather conditions for
the day and the following days. Whether you are fishing on
shores or in a boat, you should be cautious of the conditions
such as flash floods, storm movements and darkening of the
skies. When signals such as extreme lightning strikes, you
should head to dry land immediately.
Having a sun-drenched day is not really an "appropriate fishing
day." You should be aware that spending many hours with exposure
to the sun could damage your skin. Be prepared by bringing sun
block to avoid sunburns. You should be aware of heat sickness
symptoms such as nausea, breathing difficulty, lightheadedness,
and unable to concentrate on tasks. Prepare a supply of water or
liquid beverages to keep hydrated.
2) Sharp fishing equipments - Since fishing includes many sharp
tools, you should always be prepared to treat injuries by
packing disinfectants such as medicated lotion or spray and
hydrogen peroxide. If an incident leads the skin to bleed, you
would need bandages, cotton or paper towel. Bring your own first
3) Tangles - One of the most common fishing hindrances is
wherein your line is caught in anything surrounding your fishing
spot such as trees, logs, etc. Try to get your line or fishing
rod out of the tangle immediately to avoid the problem that
could lead into a major accident. You could either snap off the
branches of the tree or carefully and slowly remove your line
away from where it is tangled.
4) Bait - When you run out of bait, it could spoil your while
fishing trip. Avoid this by splitting up the rest of the bait
into halves, quarters or thirds. The worm, even if divided,
could still move, so the divided worms could still lure your
Be prepared to face any scenario to keep your fishing adventure
as relaxed as possible. With all these in mind, you could enjoy
your fishing trip safely and successfully.
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