You’ve picked the date, booked your charter fishing trip, and it’s about time to get out on the water. Your vessel is fully equipped and ready and waiting for you. Have you prepared for your trip? Going on any trip requires some planning, and with the boat ready, you have to pack for the trip. Wondering what exactly you should pack for your charter fishing trip? Don’t worry. Here’s a look at some of the essential items that you should take with you.
When going on the open water, it’s a good idea to take with you clothes that can be layered. You have to keep in mind that regardless of the weather, it’s possible that the temperature offshore could drop. Consider the time of day that you will leave the dock; if, for example, you are leaving at 5 am, if the temperature is low, there will be sun to provide warmth. Be ready to take off the layers when necessary, remembering that there is no shade on the water. Specific clothing to take includes, a windbreaker, shorts, gloves, lightweight shirt, light-colored clothes, and non-skid rubber-soled shoes.
Weather Protection Items
The open water provides you no protection from the sun, and if your trip takes you to the tropics, you need to be ready to protect your skin from the harsh temperatures of the sun. You don’t want your trip to end before it begins. Keep in mind that the weather can be a little unpredictable, with an unexpected downpour, for example. Pack sunscreen with a strong SPF for adequate protection, lip balm, hat, polarized sunglasses, and waterproof jacket and rain pants.
If your charter fishing trip takes you abroad, you want to ensure that you travel with your prescription medication. Your health is a top priority, and you don’t want to run into a language barrier on your trip that could prevent you from getting the medicine you need. Worst, you run the risk of not finding the exact medicine that was prescribed by your physician. Simply take your medications with you on the trip and avoid a medical crisis. If you have seasickness issues, it’s good to stock up on medicines like Bonine and Dramamine. Beyond medications, it’s a good idea to have a small first aid kit, hand sanitizer, and bug spray.
Whether your charter fishing trip is local or international, you will need storage containers and bags. Seaspray and sea salt can be damaging, and you want to avoid worrying about your items. Bring a sturdy backpack, collapsible cooler for food and drink, drinking bottle to stay hydrated, and waterproof bag for your electronics.
Additional Essential Items
A few other items that you should take with you include a smartphone or camera to document your big catch; hand towels to clean up messes; swimsuit for swimming or snorkeling; and your favorite rod and reel.
For your next charter fishing trip, Cape Cod Bay Outfitters can help make you dream a reality. We offer the luxuries of a charter boat, an exciting experience, and guidance to help you hook a great catch. Contact us today by giving us a call at 617-721-9182 or filling out a contact form and get your charter fishing trip on the way!
Cape Cod Bay Outfitters offers whale watching charters for you to enjoy with your family or friends! Typical species of whales we see in Barnstable Harbor include Humpback, Minke, and Finbacks. If you’re interested in booking a whale watching charter here are some tips to make the most out of your cruise.
Bring the Right Gear
The best place on the boat for you to watch the whales is definitely on the outer decks. To make sure you’re as comfortable as can be while whale watching, it is recommended to dress with layers and wear waterproof gear. It’s important to be prepared for any type of weather that may come that day.
Talk to the Captain
Captain T Lange will tell you everything you need to know about Barnstable Harbor and the whales you see. He is the best source of information and will be happy to answer any questions you have! He’ll also be sure to give you his favorite whale watching tips so that you get the most out of your whale watching experience.
Have Your Camera Ready
It’s important to have your camera always ready because you never know when a whale is going to appear. Whether you have a fancy camera or are just using your phone you’ll be sure to get some great shots right from the boat. Make sure your phone and camera are fully charged so that you don’t miss any amazing shots due to a low battery. Taking videos is also a great idea as you’ll be sure to catch the whales in action and be able to look back at the amazing video whenever you’d like.
Take Time Away From the Lens
While its great to take as many photos and videos as you can it’s also great to take some time away from your lens. Taking time away from your lens enables you to just sit back and enjoy the scenery and whales without worrying about getting the perfect shot the whole cruise. Enjoying your time and living in the moment is highly encouraged.
One of the biggest things to remember on whale watch charters is to be patient! Whales are unpredictable and you might not know when they are going to appear, but they will. If you are patient and pay attention to the whales you will eventually be able to anticipate their next move.
Book with Cape Cod Bay Outfitters
Barnstable Harbor is an awesome spot to go whale watching. You’ll be sure to see some beautiful whales and have a great day on the boat with Capt. T Lange. If you’re interested in booking a charter, contact Capt. T Lange today by filling out a contact form or giving us a call at 617-721-9182.
Fishing is an activity that anyone can do. It can be seen as a sport, profession, or hobby! The act of fishing comes with many benefits, especially for kids. It can teach valuable skills, boost appreciation for being outdoors and the environment, build confidence, and much more. Fishing is a great activity to introduce your kids to. Here are some more of the benefits fishing can bring to your kids.
Kids often don’t realize how beautiful and great the outdoors really is. While they might like to play outdoors in your home’s backyard or on the playground, exposing them to a beautiful body of water in nature can help them grow more appreciative of the environment.
Unplug From Technology
Fishing is a great way to get away from technology for the day. Make sure if you’re bringing your kids fishing to leave their mobile devices shut off or put away. Help them see and appreciate nature by getting them away from their screens. Unplugging from technology for a whole day can do wonders for one’s mental health.
Learn Great Morals
Taking your kids on a fishing charter is a great place to teach your kids important life lessons and morals. When fishing one must learn to respect other fishermen’s space and respect the quiet and peaceful environment that surrounds them. Fishing charters will also teach kids how to safely handle fish and not harmfully discard them.
Fishing is a great way to teach your kids patience. Everyone knows that when you go fishing it is not guaranteed that you will catch a fish quickly or even catch one at all! Fishing will teach them to wait for what they want and will also teach them that you may not always get what you want in life.brin
Fishing Charter in Barnstable, MA
If you live in or near Barnstable, MA, and looking to give your kids a fishing experience this summer, contact Cape Cod Bay Outfitters! Captain T Lange is an amazing captain that will help teach your kids all the life lessons that come with fishing. Spending a day on one of our fishing charters is also a great way to spend time with your family while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Interested in booking a fishing charter trip this summer on Barnstable Harbor in Massachusetts? If you have never been on a fishing charter before, here are some tips to make sure that you have an exciting and awesome experience.
Pick A Reputable and Experienced Captain
When you sign up, let your captain know that this is your first time on a fishing charter. Capt. T Lange, whose boat is located on Barnstable Harbor, will make sure to give you one of the best fishing trips possible. It is also important to listen to all of the directions the captain gives you as there are very specific protocols while out on the harbor. Capt. T Lange’s main goal is to make sure everyone on his fishing charter has an extremely fun and safe fishing experience.
Scared of Getting Seasick?
It is impossible to predict if you will get seasick unless you already know you have a history with doing so. However, it’s usually best to not take your chances because that could risk ruining your fishing charter experience. You can buy an over the counter medicine to help make sure you do not get seasick during your trip.
If you choose not to take an over the counter medicine and you start to feel seasick, what you can do it keep your head up and stare on the horizon. This will help you watch something steady so that your brain won’t think about the fact that you are swaying around on the boat.
Keep A Positive Attitude
Sometimes people get discouraged because they are not always able to catch a fish. While a lot of people do catch some fish on Barnstable Harbor, it is not guaranteed. Capt. T Lange will work to give you an exciting and fun day on the water whether you are able to catch a fish or not. If you do leave without a catch, we hope you still have a positive attitude and enjoyed your day and experience on the harbor.
Book with Capt. T Lange Today
Capt. T Lange is dedicated to providing safe, fun, and unforgettable memories on his fishing charters. If you live near Barnstable, MA, or are in town visiting contact Capt. Lange. He will be happy to provide you with answers to all your questions about booking a charter. To learn more about Cape Cod Bay Outfitters visit our website for more information or call Capt. Lange today.
Over the past couple of years, Cape Cod Bay has seen an influx of juvenile Atlantic Bontio during the late summer. The fish range in size from 4″-12″ and on most occasions they’re everywhere. I mean, literally everywhere. When they’re feeding, it looks like a machine gun is shooting the water. It’s awesome, but leaving a little left on the table…
By that, I mean when will their older, more mature brothers/sisters join in the action? It’s well known the Bontio fishery around Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard is well established. The Bonito’s get to 24″-30″ and are EXCELLENT table fare. Guys will go to crazy lengths to get them not only on spinning gear, but fly gear as well.
I’m going to go out on a limb, and suggest that within the next 2-3 years, we will see those larger Bonito’s inhabit Cape Cod Bay along with their juvenile counterparts. There have been a couple mature ones caught, but I’m talking about a reliable fishery for them in Cape Cod Bay. The immense amount of silversides and peanut bunker that have been moving into the bay have certainly added to the reasons why they’re there. I also think water temperature is playing a factor as well.
Regardless, if I’m correct, this will provide an entirely new fishery for the Cape Cod Bay region and bring a ton of fun. Typically, during the time of year that they move in, the Striped Bass fishing tends to die off due to the warming of the water and the Striped Bass move further offshore and into a nightly feeding pattern.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and check back in a couple years!