Fishing is a relaxing sport to spend weekends. It is a proven fact that one of the most treasured experiences of tens of hundreds of American families is fishing. However, every sport has its dangers and fishing is not an exception to this rule.
Most of the tolls involved in fishing have sharp points like hooks which have a lot of potential to hurt you in case the environment takes a turn to the worse during fishing. Natural events such as hurricanes, storms, sudden wild currents etc. could ruin your trip.
In case you have plans of going on a fishing trip with friends or family, here’s a list of unexpected situations and what to do in case you find yourself in one of those.
1) Weather – Before you have packed your bags and are about to leave for your favorite fishing spot, make sure you know what sort of weather is expected in those regions over the next few days. Immaterial of whether you are fishing off a boat or from the shore, you need to be aware of the sudden changes in the environment such as storms, flash floods, dark skies etc. when you come across high frequency lightning strikes, its time you find dry land.
A sunny day is not exactly an ideal day for fishing. You need to be aware of the fact that spending hours in the sun could irreversibly damage your skin. Use sun blocks or sunscreen to prevent overexposure of your skin to the sun. Some symptoms of heat sickness are breathing difficulty, nausea, lightheadedness and an inability to concentrate on specific tasks. Keep enough liquids at hands to keep you hydrated.
2) Dangerous equipment – As fishing involves the use of a lot of sharp tools, you need to be aware of the steps involved in the treatment of injuries caused by such sharp tools by the use of medicated lotion, disinfectants, and cotton or paper towel.
3) Tangles – One of the most frequent irritations in the sort of fishing is getting your line tangled in surrounding trees or brush while out fishing. Try your best to get your line and rod untangled as soon as you can to prevent more accidents later on. You could carefully untangle your line or just snap off the branch on which it has been tangled.
4) Bait – There’s no better way of ruining your fishing trip than to run out of bait. To prevent this, split your baits into halves, thirds or quarters. Worms will continue to live even if they are chopped up into quarters and hence can be very effective in luring fish even if quartered.
Make sure you are ready to face any scenario thrown at you during your trip and stay as relaxed as you can.
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