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While you might have gone on a fishing trip with the guys, nothing can prepare you for what to expect when you take the whole family fishing on the lake. Not everyone is going to be as excited about the fishing trip as you are, so just keep that in mind before you go. Whether you have very young children, little kids, pre-teens, or teenagers, there will be a different stage to accommodate for on any type of trip. A family fishing trip is about building a bond. Don’t worry if no one gets a bite; the goal is to create memories and spend time together – even if nobody wants to do that part either. So reserve your Wolfeboro boat rentals and make sure to pick up some Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle and live bait in New Hampshire before you make your way to the water.
Tip #1 – Pick a Good Spot
Your goal might be to get everyone away from all of the other distractions on the lake, but the truth is that kids will have more fun if there’s something to see. So go ahead and pick a spot that isn’t too far away from civilization where your kids might see other kids out having fun on the lake. Sometimes that’s all it takes is to know that it’s okay to have fun fishing and boating with your family. Lake Winnipesaukee can be a magical place for families to bond because there’s just so much to see and do.
Tip #2 – Get Some Tackle
Even if you don’t own a single fishing pole or if you just need to pick up some items for the kids, make sure to take a look at our selection of fishing tackle in New Hampshire at the NH Hole in the Wall on Main Street in Wolfeboro. We’ve got everything you could need to have a great day out on the water. Custom rods and reels, lures and flies, live bait, nets, and all of the specialized Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle and recreational equipment you want to help make the day complete. Ask about our tackle rentals when you come by to pick up your reserved Wolfeboro boat rentals from our bait and tackle shop!
Tip #3 – Don’t Forget the Food
Everyone gets hungry while fishing, even if they don’t think they will. Make sure to bring along two coolers – one that can be opened throughout the day for soda pop and water, and another that can stay shut and properly cooled to carry the food. Be careful with food safety while out on our Wolfeboro boat rentals. If you don’t have room for two coolers, consider just bringing along a safe snack of packaged treats, beef jerky, and cut veggies wrapped in a cool pack inside the beverage cooler. Plan on stopping somewhere along the lake for lunch or dinner. There are lots of great places to tie up your boat and enjoy some of the local fares.
Tip #4 – Sunscreen & Safety Gear
The best thing you can do for any type of fishing trip is to put safety first. Sunscreen should regularly be applied throughout the day, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. You should also make sure that everyone has a hat, personal flotation device, and is properly dressed for a day out in the sun. Next to bringing along Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle and bait, no fishing trip is complete without the proper sunscreen, safety gear, a first aid kit, and protective attire. Ask one of our team members about other recommended safety items that you can bring along.
Tip #5 – Just Have Fun
It doesn’t matter if you catch anything more than weeds while out on the lake. The whole point is to create a positive family memory that everyone will look back on one day. It’s a chance to share some basic fishing techniques with your kids, swap some funny stories, and make the most out of your vacation. Don’t worry about how much time it takes for each kid to bait their own hook or if they really don’t want to bait their hook. Don’t try to show them anything technical unless they ask specifically for more information. If a child wants to learn more about fishing or go on a more serious trip, plan an extra fishing excursion during your vacation for that child. If your other children are not interested, plan on doing something fun with them as well that does not involve fishing tackle in New Hampshire.
Reserve Wolfeboro Boat Rentals in Advance
If you plan on coming during the peak vacation season, make sure to reserve your Wolfeboro boat rentals ahead of time by calling the NH Hole in the Wall at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653). We can answer any questions that you might have about Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle, fishing licenses, boating certificates, and live bait in New Hampshire to help you prepare for your trip.