10 Fishing Date Tips Every Lady Needs
If you’re not a seasoned angler, going on a fishing date might be a little nerve-racking. You don’t know what to wear, what to do, or what to expect. I get it, but it’s also exciting. There’s just something about a fisherman… I know I married one. Now, I’m here to get you ready for this fishing date.
I reached out to all my lady angler friends and got their insight and advice for going on a fishing date. We’ve been in your shoes, and we know what to do.
Fishing On A First Date?
First dates are nerve-racking, scary, and exciting all at the same time. Add a guy who suggests going fishing on your first date, and it’s an entirely new game, my friend.
If you haven’t been fishing before, I suggest fishing from the shore and in a public place. Ladies, this goes for any first date, especially if you don’t know the person! Maybe I’ve seen too many true crime episodes, but the world can be a not-so-friendly place. Be careful, and let someone know where you two are going.
Now that I made my point, I will get off my mom’s soap box. Let’s get back to the nitty gritty.
Fishing Dates Are The Perfect Place Connect
Let’s say you do know the person, but you’ve never been fishing. Girl, I am here to tell you to go for it! Being outdoors, in his element, will give you insight into who you are dating.
Men tend to open up when they are relaxed and away from distractions. Being outdoors is exactly what you need to really get to know him..
When my husband and I started dating, I wasn’t really into fishing. However, that changed over time.. We’re married now, and I truly love this sport.The fact that this website even exists is evidence of that.
Fishing is relaxing, and it’s something I can do with my husband. Our fishing dates are limited now that we have a little one. I will say, some of our best times as a couple have been out on the water.
10 Fishing Date Tips
I am here to help you navigate the uncertainty, and help you make this first fishing date a success! I reached out to our Casting Queens to get their ideas for advice every lady needs for a fishing date. Then I threw in some of my own.
Let’s dive in!
#1 Tell a friend where you are going and when you are planning to be back. This means you may want to ask your new friend how long you will be out.
#2 Get a fishing license. Either go to your state’s DNR website, and purchase one or ask your “new” friend to help you. That’ll make him feel useful, and show that you’re into it.
#3 Wear layers. I suggest a cute swimsuit. You may need to hop in the water to relieve yourself if the boat doesn’t have a bathroom. A Casting Queens Sun Shirt in case it gets cool on the drive! Lastly, I would suggest comfortable shorts so your cheeks don’t stick to the seat!
#4 Go buy cheap fishing gloves at your local outdoor store. I personally like these, and they are pink! When I first started fishing, these were lifesavers. I still use them from time to time to hold fish.
#5 Pack a boat bag! Include fishing gloves, a hat or hair tie, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks & water, speaker and maybe a towel in case you have to take a dip.
#6 Be open to learning the sport & ask questions! Guys love showing girls things they are good at. They will love showing you all the tricks of the trade.
#7 When he says one last cast, he really means 5 or 10 more casts. Be patient and just enjoy the moment. He is.
#8 Don’t be afraid to outfish him. Competition is fun! If he is not having fun because you are outfishing him, he may not be the right guy for you.
#9 (For seasoned anglers) Don’t give away your fishing spot on the 1st date!
#10 (For seasoned anglers) Don’t let him know you can clean fish, or he’ll expect you to help clean fish!
Now go pack your bag, and get ready for your fishing date! You got this!