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Couldn't find a good one so thought I'd start the thread.
Please add the items I've missed and I'll compile a final copy
and try to get it on a single page eventually.


Gulf Fishing Checklist

*****-- Night Before --*****

--- set out pinfish trap

--- check fluid levels (oil, etc)

--- verify licenses for ALL fishers

--- check safety gear

--- life jackets
--- throw cushions
--- flares
--- fire extinguisher
--- VHF - Radio Check


--- assemble meals, snacks and beverages

--- buy ice

--- buy bait

--- buy fuel

--- buy beer!!!!


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*****-- Before Departure --*****

--- mount GPS

--- load rods

--- load tackle boxes, check enough
--- leader material?
--- hooks
--- weights
--- swivels
--- lures

--- gaffs and/or net

--- first aid kit

--- hook remover

--- deventing tool

--- measuring stick

--- fishing regulations -- Better be a fresh copy!

--- knives

--- gloves

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*****-- Upon Returning --*****

--- lower the damned rods and antennas!!!

--- update journal

--- boat cleanup

--- drink beer if any left

--- clean fish if any (unlikely)

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Great idea!!!! I need to make one of these and print it out. Don't forget boat keys!!! Sunglasses, sunscreen and I always keep an extra gallon of oil in the boat.
 

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Here's a first draft

attached in PDF and WORD format.

Lots of room on the checklist -- I must be missing a bunch.

Any ideas appreciated.
 

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Put the plug in the boat, and livewells. Check trailer bearings for grease. Don't forget pliers, or split ring pliers if you are jigging.
 

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Some additional ones that I have on my list:

Spare glasses and contact lenses
Boating license and ID for all passengers who are of age
Seatow card and info
Drain and double check garboard plug; carry two spare
Swimming goggles (just in case)
Charged cell phone(s) and camera(s)
Pelican box(es)
Flashlights
Triple-check weather
Tool bag
Towels
Check and/or charge batteries
 

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good input keep em coming

I'll keep adding items and upload a copy later today.
 

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I carry an extra battery also when fishing offshore. Start motor before pulling off to head to the ramp. Not for sure if you fish with a gaff but a few times I have left it at home. Check all nav lights if you plan on leaving or coming back after dark.

I also carry extra steering fluid and oil. Good suggest about the axle grease. Check you straps also.

Close to number one is your bilge pump.
 

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good input keep em coming

We are packing up for tomorrow and have already found the checklist handy. Trashbags need to be added.
 

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I was in the proccess of building a checklist by searching the internet when this post apeared in a google search, Sometimes what you are looking for is already in your own back yard. I'm gonna abandon the hunt and use the one you guys assembled here. I think the ROLAIDS might save someone's day. Here is what I had started to put together......................................Thanks










BOAT
  • Anchors & Line
  • Batteries Charged
  • Bilge device (bilge pump operable, alternative bailing device)
  • Boat lights
  • Bright flashlight or searchlight
  • Boat & trailer registration, permits, licenses
  • Bug repellent
  • Clothing
  • Compass
  • Drinking water (1 gallon per person, per day)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit,, Rolaids
  • Food
  • Fuel
  • Kill switch (check with motor started)
  • Electronics, Map/Charts
  • Matches/fire starter (in waterproof container)
  • Navigation lights & spare bulbs
  • Boat plug
  • Pocket knife
  • Sound producing device (i.e. whistle, horn)
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, lip balm.
  • Spare prop and lock-nut or shear pin
  • Weather radio
  • Tools
  • Visual distress signals (check current dates on flares, proper number)
  • Watch or clock
Night before list-
  • Charge batteries
  • Check fuel
  • Check boat lights
  • Turn on batteries, "check 1, 2, all switch" make sure it is functioning
  • Turn on and check all electronics
  • Check boat plug
 

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Beat me to it.

I'd add a bucket or two if I didn't have live water washdown.
Also, chum/chum bag.

Is the hook remover now required by law?
Yes and a Venting tool/Circle hooks if you are fishing for reef fish.

I also have a ditch bag just in case. Charged submersible/floating handheld VHF, back up handheld GPS, EPIRB. I am thinking about getting a spare portable bilge pump.
 
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