For many, fishing is the perfect sport. Whether you’re deep-sea fishing, fishing by the bank, or in a boat on lakes and rivers, there’s nothing quite like catching your own meal.
What you might not know is that what you wear on your fishing trips will affect your mood and how long you can fish. If you’re cold and miserable, you’re more likely to call it quits early and potentially miss out on an enormous catch!
Here at SAVIOR, we want to make sure you have the best fishing experience possible, so we’ve compiled a list of fishing trip must-haves.
Fishing Essentials - Heated Clothing
Heated clothing is a must-have for fall and winter fishing. Why?
Because when you’re sitting on a boat for hours at a time, you don’t get great circulation. It’s hard to get up and move around, which is why heated apparel is excellent for fishing. The wearable technology is perfect for keeping your blood flowing no matter where to go fishing.
The Men’s Heated Hunting Vest
The Men’s Heated Hunting Vest doubles as a fishing vest because it has so many storage pockets! Whether you’re stuffing your pockets with cans of bait, boxes of hooks, snacks, anchors, or any number of things, this vest has a pocket for it. There are 4 hand pockets, two upper chest mesh pockets, two chest zipper pockets, 3 lower back pockets, and 2 inside pockets.
This heated vest is made of polyester and nylon and is both wind and water-resistant, so you can sit out on the boat for hours without worrying about getting cold! This vest will stay toasty for up to 10 hours, so you’ll be able to cast and catch all day!
These heated socks will keep your blood flowing during those long hours on the boat. The heated socks are there to not only keep you warm, but to make sure your joints don’t stiffen up.
Plus, it’s not uncommon to get wet feet, and these air-wicking socks are sure to keep you warm! Don’t let the bitter cold of a fall or winter fishing trip get to you. Instead, get heated socks!
Heated Cushion (Coming Soon!)
This is every fisherman’s (or woman’s) dream! While sitting on the boat may be a great way to unwind, it’s also a great way to get a cold behind! The heated cushion keeps your backside warm for hours on end. After all, that’s most of what fishing is, right? Sitting and waiting for the fish to bite. Now you’ll be sitting comfortably with a heated seat!
Whose hands don’t get cold on the water? Gloves are a great way to keep your hands warm while casting your line. It gets difficult to cast or steer your boat when your hands freeze up, so get ahead of the problem by wearing heated gloves! These gloves will keep you fishing longer and will keep you happy out on the water. Not only will they keep you warm, but they aren’t clunky and they don’t restrict motion.
Getting a Head-Start on Warmth !
In addition to wearing heated apparel, here are a few more things you can do to stay warm while fishing.
Plan Your Hours.
This one is crucial to staying warm. If you like to get a head start to get to your fishing destination early in the morning, be prepared to face the dawn! Stay toasty in your car until the first rays of light hit, then head out on the boat.
At the opposite end of the day, also be prepared for dusk! Staying out past sunset tends to get chilly, so try to be packed and back to the car by the time the sun is out of the sky. That way you can enjoy the warmth of the heathers on the way home.
Your body gains energy from food (energy which converts into heat), so if you’re not eating throughout the duration of your fishing trip, you’ll get colder. Whether it’s something simple like jerky or something a little more like a sandwich and chips, be sure to bring a snack while you’re out on the water.
Bring a Flask.
Bringing a flask is perfect for the early bird fishers! Whether your go-to is coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, a warm flask is a great way to warm up your insides. After all, who doesn’t love the toasty feeling of a warm beverage settling in their tummy?
Like with any other sport, you’ve got to have the right gear when it comes to fishing. If you’re hitting the water, obviously you’ll need a fishing boat (whether that looks like an aluminum boat, a dingey, a deep-sea boat, or something else), a rod, reel, tackle, hooks, anchors, snacks. Well, you know that!
It’s not as though you can light a fire to stay warm on a boat! Instead, there are plenty of things you can do to stay warm while fishing. A good set of heated gear will allow you to conserve enough heat for ice fishing.