If you are going charter fishing for the first time, you will probably feel all excited about the thought of heading out to sea. Other than looking forward to gaining some fishing experience, you will also get to experience being out in the vast, open ocean. This sea adventure simply cannot be compared to any land travels!
However, if you are unfamiliar with being out in the deep waters, there is a risk of getting seasick if you are not prepared. For the sake of your well-being, there are things you need to know before going on your highly anticipated, first-ever fishing charter. Here is how you can reduce the possibility of getting seasick on a fishing charter.
Opt for an Inshore Fishing Charter
Some beginners get nervous a few days before their offshore fishing charter adventure, to the point of having second thoughts and canceling plans over fears of getting seasick. If you are not confident about travelling out into the rough, choppy sea, you can always opt to book an inshore fishing charter instead. You will then get to experience fishing on a charter where the waters are calm and there is a lesser likelihood of experiencing seasickness.
Avoid Heavy Meals
Just as you are likely to experience motion sickness on a moving vehicle, there is a high chance that you will get dizzy and nauseous on a fishing charter. As such, try not to have a heavy meal before you set off for your offshore fishing adventure. While out in the open sea, the water will likely be choppy and if you are bumping along the water on a full stomach, you are probably going to throw up.
We do not recommend setting off for your adventure on an empty stomach either. Do take a light and healthy meal a few hours before boarding the boat. To combat seasickness, you can also take motion sickness medicine about an hour before boarding your charter. To ensure that your health is in tip-top condition, do consume vitamin B6 every day in the weeks leading up to your charter adventure.
Watch Out for the Weather
Choosing the right weather conditions is important for the safety of your charter journey and your health. For instance, if you go out to sea on stormy days, the boat will rock back and forth rapidly, increasing the possibility of you getting sick onboard. You should not even be fishing in harsh weather conditions in the first place. During such times, catching a fish is bound to be more challenging. Not only do you need to contend with rough, choppy waters, but also the possibility that fish will seek shelter from the storm and you may end up not catching anything.
Before you set off, do communicate with your fishing charter captain about the weather conditions. At Flats Hound Fishing Charters, you can trust Captain Sullivan’s knowledge and experience. He will know what to look out for to make your offshore fishing trip a success. To learn more about inshore or offshore fishing, speak to Captain Sullivan today!