If you're heading out to the ocean for a deep sea fishing trip, it's important to know what to wear. Of course, if you've been on a fishing trip before, you know this already. But if you're new to the game of fishing or just want tips on how best to dress for your next trip, keep reading!
Everything starts with a quality pair of fishing sunglasses, but you will want to fill out your outfit with a few other necessities.
- A Wide Brimmed Hat
A wide-brimmed hat is a must-have for any deep sea fishing trip. It will keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face, protecting both from sunburn and damage to your eyesight. It also makes for a more comfortable experience than wearing a baseball cap by blocking all light from entering the sides of your head.
- Waterproof or Water Wicking Clothing
There are many benefits to wearing waterproof clothing during deep sea fishing. Waterproof clothing will keep you dry, warm, and comfortable. It is also a good investment because it lasts longer than regular clothing. You can wear it over and over again without worrying about getting wet or cold on your next trip out to sea.
- Comfortable Shoes with Grips
It is vital to wear comfortable shoes on a deep sea fishing trip. You will be doing a lot of walking on wet decks, so choosing comfortable and durable shoes with good grips for slippery surfaces is best. We recommend good quality shoes with rubber soles as these are the most effective in preventing slips and falls.
- Sports Fishing Pants
Waterproof pants are best. If we’re being honest, there are very few situations where regular cotton pants won’t get soaked during an ocean adventure. They might not be as bad as jeans, but they still won’t hold up in wet conditions like rain or sea spray.
The best bet is definitely waterproof material like nylon or polyester because they repel water better than cotton while also allowing sweat to escape through the breathable fabric so that it doesn't get trapped inside the clothing and make it heavier than necessary. As a bonus, try to find sports pants with a lot of pockets for your gear.
- Fish Handling Gloves
Wearing gloves can be a good idea if you're going to be handling fish. Fish have some sharp fins and teeth, and the last thing you want is a cut or a scrape, especially if you're getting ready for that big trophy.
Gloves also help protect your hands from sunburn when handling the boat's railing. The better grip you have, the more likely you will stop a fall, reel in your catch, and clean your fish easier.
Sunscreen is a must. This is especially true if you're going to be out in the sun for a long time. Ideally, you should apply sunscreen before going out on your trip and then again every two hours (or sooner if needed).
- Premium Polarized Fishing Sunglasses
Polarized fishing sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from glare, which can be particularly bad underwater. They also help you see further, allowing you to spot fish and wildlife from afar. These features make polarized fishing glasses best for people looking to catch big game and explore underwater habitats.
Where to Look
At Ocean Waves, we specialize in premium fishing sunglasses in a wide variety of colors, frames, and lens compositions – including polarized ones! Our quality products will help you get the comfortable vision you want while at sea.