The official start to summer is less than two weeks away which means it will be peak season for fishing. During the hot summer months, it can be easy to overheat while fishing. It is important to regulate your body temperature to ensure that you don’t become exhausted by the heat. There are many different ways to “beat the heat”.
Here are a few methods to help you keep cool this summer:
This one may seem like common knowledge, but it is still very important. Fishing requires quite a bit of physical endurance, after all, it is a sport. Remember to pack plenty of water in your cooler. It is also a good idea to pack drinks containing electrolytes, like Gatorade.
Although applying sunscreen will not make you feel cooler, it will protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. It is extremely easy to get sunburnt while fishing because many times fishers are out in open water without any shade.
Wear A Hat
Wearing a large bucket hat will help shade your face from the sun. It will also make it easier for you to see if the sun is very bright. You should also wear sunglasses which will further protect your eyes from the sun. For anglers, it is best to wear polarized sunglasses because they help reduce the sun’s glare on the water.
Wear Moisture-Wicking Clothing
To avoid overheating, wear clothing that will repel moisture. These kinds of materials work to quickly absorb your sweat and push it out the material. The result is dryer feeling skiing which will, in turn, keep you cool. Another great way to stay cool while fishing is to wear a cooling towel. These towels are specially formulated to remain cool-to-the-touch for prolonged periods of time. You can wear the rag around your head or on your shoulders for a quick relief from the heat.
Now that you have many different ways to stay cool while fishing in the summer it is time to put that fishing hook to use! If you are looking for fishing in a premier location visit Mattice Lake Outfitters. Mattice Lake Outfitters is plentiful with northern pike, trout and walleye. Contact us today to plan your summer fishing trip!