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What to wear on a fishing charter

Written by Capt. Noah on Thursday, 03 May 2012. Posted in Fishing Advice

We frequently get asked the question "what should I wear on a fishing charter?" Like most things, there's not one answer.  But, as they say in the miltary, proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance (the 7 Ps).

The factors that should go into helping make up your decision are:

  • Where is my fishing charter taking place?
  • What is the weather forecasted to be?
  • Do I get cold easily?

In general, Florida fishing is very comfortable year round. We always recommend bringing an extra layer with you (windbreaker, sweatshirt) in case it's a cooler than normal day out on the water. It's better to be overprepared than under prepared.

All of our deep sea fishing charters include a captain and mate. The mate is there to do the dirty work but it's still possible that your clothes may get wet or dirty, so we recommend wearing clothing that you wouldn't be devistated if it got wet or got stained.

Here's a quick guide we put together for what to wear on a fishing charter:

South Florida Central Florida North Florida
Spring Shorts, Short or Long Sleeve T-Shirt Jeans, Short or Long Sleeve T-Shirt Jeans, Long Sleeve T-shirt
Summer Shorts, T-Shirt (Long sleeve T if sensitive to sun). Bring rain gear. Shorts, T-Shirt (Long sleeve T if sensitive to sun). Bring rain gear. Shorts, T-Shirt (Long sleeve T if sensitive to sun). Bring rain gear.
Winter Jeans and cargo pants and long sleeve T-Shirt Jeans and cargo pants and long sleeve T-Shirt Jeans and cargo pants and long sleeve T-Shirt
Fall Shorts, Short or Long Sleeve T-Shirt. Bring rain gear. Jeans, Short or Long Sleeve T-Shirt Jeans, Long Sleeve T-shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start checking the marine forecast the day before your trip to see what the conditions are expected to be like. You can always call us or call the captain to find out what the weather is expected to be and what you should wear.

Here is a link to the NOAA Marine Forecasts

About the Author

Capt. Noah

Capt. Noah

Noah is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and PADI divemaster. He grew up in South Florida and has a passion for all things involving water. He is one of the rare bread of boaters who loves sailing and power boating. Noah sails competitvely and enjoys travelling, photography, and cooking. 

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