How to successfully plan a fishing trip in 2020? | An Absolute Guide

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Need to plan a fishing trip?

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When you are feeling bored at home and you have nothing to do, planning for an outdoor activity is a good choice. When it comes to an outdoor activity fishing comes on top of the list.

It’s obvious that you can’t go fishing every day and you don’t want to end up empty-handed when you go, so you need to make sure that when the time comes you come up with a perfect plan and arrangements for planning a fishing trip successfully.

In this article, I’m going to tell you guys about the best tips and tools you can use for successfully planing a fishing trip and catch a lot of fish.

How to successfully plan a fishing trip| Best tips and tools for planning a fishing trip

Instant and unplanned fishing plans are not successful most of the time and they may end up badly and the anglers have to come empty-handed at the end of the day. These are my tips and the tools I personally use to for planning a successful fishing trip.



Above everything the most important factor you should consider when you plan a fishing trip is checking the lunar calendar.

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If you are planning to go to the mangroves then you should consider selecting the dates between 5-11 and 19-23  from the lunar calendars as in these dates(bang dates) the water current is very minimum and your line will stay on the bottom for the fishes to bite.

But if you are planning to go offshore fishing these are not the dates for you. In offshore fishing you want the scent of your bait to go along with the water current so the fishes can follow it and give you a bite especially if you are using the flatline(taru) technique. If you are planning to go for trolling offshore then dates are not an issue for you, something else is which we will discuss later in the article.

You can also check the fishing calendar.


Another thing that you should consider when planning for a fishing trip is the correct timings for the perfect high tide.


Believe me, you don’t want to go and fish in the low tides, it’s a complete waster of time and the fishes are not biting so at the time of low tide you can just sit back and enjoy the snacks you brought with you.

If you want to go fishing just for a couple of hours so select the time in which the area you want to fish is on the high tide.

Here are some free tools that I personally use for tides when planning a fishing trip, you should also use these tools when you plan a fishing trip.

3. Wind

Wind is the most important factor that an angler must keep in mind when planning a fishing trip.

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If you want to go offshore fishing then you must keep the wind factor in your checklist. You have to consider this when you are planning a fishing trip and just you don’t want to go when the wind is to wild or you’ll just end up puking the whole trip. The best wind conditions in which you wanna go fishing are under 10 knots, if the speed is above this its a risk and up to you if you can handle that.

The best tool I use to check the wind condition when I plan a fishing trip is Windy.

4. Temperature

Have you ever wondered that everything is percent the tide, wind, water conditions but still the fishes are not biting? Well, the answer is water temperature.

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Another key aspect that the anglers should keep in mind is the water temperature when planning a fishing trip. The activity and the feeding of the fishes depend upon the water temperature so you must keep the water temperature in mind when targeting a fish. Here is a table with a list of fish species with their most active water temperature.


One more important thing is to figure out the right place where you want to fish when you plan a fishing trip.

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The easiest way to find out the perfect location is to reach out to your fishing community, the people around you where they are catching fish from, and use their fishing report when planning a fishing trip. I have another article on this topic you can check it out as well, Top 5 Location to Fish.


You don’t want to go fishing and just use up a massive amount of cash without even keeping a track of it. So let’s see how can we add up different expenses and keep there track and divine equally amount all.


I’ll tell you about the most common expenses that you’ll face when you plan a fishing trip so you can estimate how much your fishing trip will cost you.

  • Fuel for your car
  • Fuel for the boat (if you are going on a boat)
  • Food and snacks
  • Rent of the boat
  • Bait
  • Fishing Gear

These are some of the most common expenses you will face when planning a fishing trip and you must keep track of it as well for a properly managed trip.


So these were my top tips that you should use when planning a fishing trip. If you found my article helpful please share it and subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.