« on: April 11, 2013, 12:57:42 PM »
1. Make a driving plan and stick to it:
a.“We’ll drive to MM 20 and start looking for a place to fish”
b.“We’ll fish at each stop for 15 minutes, and if the fishing is only so-so, we’ll move on”
c. One vehicle takes the lead, and he has the “scout.” The rest follow his lead. Portable 2-way radios could come in useful here.
2. Make sure that every vehicle knows who has what recovery equipment, and where it is. Who has the chains, jacks, buckets, shovel, etc?
3. Bring seat covers. Folks will be getting in and out with sand and saltwater on them.
4. Be prepared for the wind:
a. Back-up spinning or casting rods with lures.
b. Sand anchors for the tents.
c. A way to block the wind for cooking
5. Bring a back-up fly rod. The saltwater can play havoc on reels, and can do some damage to rods.
6. Have a way to make the rods easily accessible. A roof rack or other style of rod quick release holder is extremely important. You may have to jump out and start fishing within seconds of seeing the fish, or the bait.