Fishing 101
A RISE Life Times Series Blog

 

Do you want to go fishing?  One of our editors, Michael Baumann, loves to go fishing. It’s his favorite thing to do. Today, he’s sharing his tips on preparing to go, along with where to head out with your equipment.

Michael is from Center Moriches. He enjoys fishing on his dad’s boat, which is kept at a marina in Eastport. His dad’s boat named, The Other Woman, is equipped with a cabin, a bedroom and bunk area and even has fish finding technology. Michael enjoys heading out on the boat as a group. That’s the most fun for everyone.

Michael shares the following tips on what to have ready to go and where to head out fishing:

  1. Waders for shore or pier: equipment for fishing is relative to what you’re doing.
  2. South shore charters are a great choice. Michael recommends the Montauk Lady, or a larger charter boat.
  3. His favorite catch is fluke, flounder, and striped bass.
  4. Always wear sunblock, a hat for sun protection, jacket (it can get really chilly when we’re out there), and non-slip soled boots.
  5. Bring hooks, weights, bobbers and bait.
  6. Bring food and refreshments for yourself and the group. You never have enough water!
  7. Be sure to check the weather forecast first! The sea conditions need to be safe for everyone to have a great experience. No one wants to get sea sick on their fishing excursion!
  8. Most importantly, have fun!

Michael hopes that the RISE day program will be able to plan a fishing charter excursion in the near future.

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