The Fishing Trip Checklist You’ll Wish You Always Had

A fishing rod, bait and a fishing hook all walk into a bar… Oops, wrong audience! Anyway, these are three must-have essentials when planning your big fishing trip. Whether you’re planning a day on the lake or striving to be the next captain on a three-hour, deep-sea fishing tour, be sure to pack a few essentials to make it memorable.

This might include several fishing reels, waders or even ice fishing gear. With the right tools, you can focus on the reason you’re there: The big catch. Wondering about the basics to pack? Leave mom and dad alone; we’ve done the legwork for you!