RV Fishing Trip? Think About These Points

Many RV owners originally purchased their rigs not necessarily out of a love for RV’ing, but instead out of a love for fishing. Countless campers love to fish the lakes and rivers across the country, and RV’s are a great way to stay close to those waters for an extended period of time. If you are an RV owner who loves to fish, you certainly have already experienced many of the great times that can be had when you combine these two pastimes.

Fishing is an activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Fishing is an activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages.

In order get the most from your next RV fishing trip, consider using the tips below. Some of these tips may be obvious to the experienced traveler, but hopefully you can benefit from at least one or two of them. Happy fishing!

Think Licensing

The first thing you need to consider when planning a fishing trip is how you are going to obtain a license to fish in the region where you are headed. If you are staying in your own state, you may already have a fishing license that will cover your activities. However, if you are going across state lines, or even going across the border into Canada, you will need to check local rules and get the appropriate license. Most areas offer short term licenses such as 1-day or 1-week permits which cut down on the cost while still keeping you on the right side of the law. Use the web to research this point well in advance so you have plenty of time to get the necessary license.

How are the Fish Coming Home?

If you are going to be keeping some of the fish that you (hopefully) catch, it is important that you have a method for bringing those fish home safely and securely. Obviously, they need to stay cold while in transit, and you may or may not be able to accomplish that goal in the fridge (depending on how long you will be driving). Placing a few ice packs in the fridge or freeze during the drive may be enough to keep everything cold until you get home. However, if you already have too much other food in there to accommodate the fish, you might want to bring along a spare ice chest with the specific purpose of keeping the fish cool on the drive home.

Getting On the Water

Depending on the type of RV you own, you might not be able to take along a boat to get you out on the water in order to reach the fish. If that is the case, you might want to look at other options such as renting a boat in order to optimize your fishing experience. Many popular lakes will have boat rental services along the shores, so look around in advance and make a reservation if necessary. Not all bodies of water are conducive for fishing from shore, and you don’t want to make a long trip only to find out that your chances of bringing in a fish are slim to none.