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WHAT TO BRING:

Don't Leave Home Without These

It's a good idea to have a checklist for what you want to bring on your trip. Below are a few suggestions for items related to the fishing part of your trip.

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TACKLE:

The following items should cover your tackle requirements:



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REQUIRED BY REGULATION:

The following items are required by law:

The procedures for venting and de-hooking can be found on the Web.

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OTHER FISHING GEAR:

The following are optional but will make things easier:



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KEEPING 'EM FRESH:

There should be either a fish box or cooler for storing the catch until you get back to the dock. Regulations require that all fish be kept whole until you reach land.

A good process for keeping fish fresh is the following:

The above results in thoroughly cooled grouper, ready to fillet. This makes a huge difference in the flavor. Even some non-fish eaters may enjoy fish preserved this way.



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