Whether you are on the water for work or fun, every safe and successful trip starts with preparation and an understanding of the vessel, its equipment, the crew, and the conditions in which they will be operating.
Preparing for a Hazardous Job
There's more to preparing for a commercial fishing trip than buying groceries, fuel, ice, and bait. Not only for commercial fishermen, this article discusses the safety preparations every captain should undertake before leaving port.
Reading the Weather
Do you know what causes bad weather, how to get the most out of National Weather Service broadcasts, or read weather maps? Your understanding of the weather can make the difference between a successful trip and a disaster.