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Outfit Fishing Trip With Right Equipment and Clothing

Outfit Fishing Trip With Right Equipment and Clothing

Do you plan fishing in the wilderness? It can be very exciting, but you should be more careful and even consider bringing your camping equipment. Also, although your primary activity will be catching the fish, knowing where you go and what (or who) you might meet is of great importance. So, camping and hunting equipment should be considered if you don’t want to end up unpleasantly surprised.

This is too obvious, but know the water in order to bring the right fishing equipment. When you are in a conventional fishing camp, you can always count on your fellow fishers, but when you are in the wilderness, you don’t have anybody to help you, plus you cannot go back home to bring items you’ve forgotten. So, is the water deep or shallow, turbid or clear? What species you can catch in the certain period of year and time of day. If you ask yourself the right questions and find the answers to them, you will be appropriately guided to the incredible fishing experience and adventure. Commonly, minnows can be prohibited in the fishing area you intend to visit and they also might not be practical enough for wilderness. Forget about taking the warms with you. Once you are out in the wilderness, turn dead logs and larger rocks over, dig around the area, and without any problem you’ll find worms. If leaches are not prohibited, use them as bait, but make sure you keep them in a cool and shady place and change water often.

What about your catch? Where will you put it? Don’t let raccoons and hungry turtles snatch and steal your fish. This is especially important if the fishing location is often used, since animals know that they can find something delicious here. So, what are your options? Either you eat your catch as soon as possible, or you can take a container with dry ice and guard it.

There is no checklist that would work for each fishing trips. However, we will try to mention items that are necessary for almost every trip. Go through our list before going to an adventure and skip just those irrelevant items for that particular trip.

Fishing Equipment:

  • Reels/Rods
  • Tackle carrier (with terminal tackles, flies, lures etc)
  • Line clippers
  • Container with ice (for bait and catch)
  • Towel
  • Needle nose pliers and line clippers
  • Measuring Tape and Weight scale
  • Landing net
  • Mouth spreader (for fish with teeth)


  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag with knit hat, rain suit, dry socks and gloves
  • Deck shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Baseball cap
  • Hip boots or waders
  • Sunglasses (polarized)
  • Fleece jacket
  • SPF fabric shirts (short-sleeved and long-sleeved)
  • Long underwear
  • Convertible shorts/pants
  • Socks

General Equipment:

  • First-aid kit
  • Insect repellant
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Snacks and meals
  • Cooler with beverages
  • Thermos
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • matches and lighter
  • Compass or GPS unit
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera