A Fishing Charter Vacation: What To Expect

A Fishing Charter Vacation: What To Expect

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A typical vacation might bring to mind relaxing on a beach drinking fruity cocktails sporting tiny umbrellas or stuffing yourself at a buffet on a cruise. While this might be a fine vacation for some individuals, more people are looking for something different.

Active vacations have been growing in popularity for several years, and their popularity has skyrocketed since the pandemic. This is talked about in-depth in a Forbes article published in February of last year.

For individuals who love fishing, there are many opportunities for an active vacation. Lake Michigan fishing charter provides an opportunity for an active vacation for people who want to get away and who also love adventure. This article will briefly cover what to expect if you chose to take a trip on a fishing charter.


Wear protective clothing again sunlight, rain, or wind if needed. Bright colors will likely show up best if you plan on taking pictures, and while white is fine, if it is bright out this may not show up great against a bright background. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet.

Wear sunblock and remember to bring it with you as it will need to be reapplied depending on how long you are on the water. Sunlight reflects off the ocean or lake, and its rays are intensified as they reach your skin.

This makes you more susceptible to sunburn. Bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sunlight, and if you wear hats, a hat that fits well might be helpful to shade your face and eyes as well.

Fishing License

Getting and bringing your fishing license is pivotal in planning any fishing trip. You will need this license before getting to the arena. If you do not have a fishing license, you can grab one from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. If you are not tech-savvy, grabbing a license is equally as easy in person, and many outdoor retail stores like Gander Outdoors, Walmart, Cabelas, and Bass Pro Shops can get you set up.

Make sure you have the correct license for the type of fishing you plan on doing as there can be specific stamps for different types of fish. Make sure if you are fishing out of the state that you reside in that you have a license for the state you are visiting.

Seasickness Prevention

If you are not an experienced angler or someone who often experiences motion sickness it would be in your best interest to look into motion sickness prevention. Many charter services will charge you in full even if your experience is cut short because of seasickness, so plan for it.

Visit your local pharmacy to look over your options and talk with the pharmacist about your options to make an informed decision. Take your medication as directed and early enough that it can have a chance to work. Taking it once you start to feel sick is not a good plan as it will not work properly, and you’ll likely be left abandoning your trip.

 An active vacation is a great way to spend time with family, coworkers, or a group of friends. While the typical vacation might leave you feeling bloated, a fishing trip will likely leave you feeling energized. Planning ahead will help keep stress to the minimum and with any luck, you might even bring home dinner.