Fishing Checklist

Fishing Checklist

Do you have a fishing trip coming up in the near future? Do you wish you had a fishing checklist that can help organize and simplify your trip? Lucky for you we’ve compiled the most comprehensive checklist for fishing on the internet. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or expert angler, nor if your trip is for 2 weeks or 2 hours, our fishing checklist will help you make the most out of your trip. Obviously since this is an ample gear checklist- you won’t need to bring everything with you. The idea of this checklist is to help guide your common sense on what you may or may not need. You can also download our fishing checklist in PDF format.

The Fishing Checklist

  • Fishing License, including applicable stamps and if going on private property written permission
  • Fishing Pole(s), make sure you know the legal limit on how many poles you can use
  • Tackle box (bobbers, extra fishing line, fish stringer, hooks, jigs, leaders, lures, power bait, sinkers and weights)
  • Live Bait (if using minnows consider an air aerator, keep all live bait out of direct sunlight)
  • Map of body of water and/or area you’re fishing
  • Sun Protection; scentless sunscreen and sunglasses
  • First Aid Kit, should be a small, portable kit designed for camping or outdoors
  • Insect Repellant
  • Portable GPS or Fish Finder
  • Compass
  • 4″+ fixed bladed knife
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Small bottle of hand sanitizer
  • Camera (avoid using cell phone to prevent accidental drops into the water)
  • 2 to 3 clean towels
  • Water bottles
  • Rope Tape Measurer (to measure the length of your future monster catch)
  • Toilet Paper

Feel free to download our printable fishing checklist to use on your next fishing trip.