Fishing Checklist With Additional Items Needed When Fishing From Boat

Below are the additional items need when fishing from a boat: (Please also refer to the shore fishing checklist)

  • Life jacket for each person in boat along with one throwable
  • Great lakes safety kit requirement– Flares, flare gun, whistle
  • Anchor and rope
  • Boat fenders
  • Throw rope along with tie downs
  • Front and back navigation light if fishing during dawn or dusk
  • Electronics / GPS to help you while fishing and returning back
  • Map of lake
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Boat cover
  • Spare oil
  • Spare plug
  • Paddle
  • Great lakes kit – Flares, flare gun, whistle
  • Bucket in case boat takes on water
  • If battery on board must be affixed to boat and battery connections must me covered up
  • Know the rules of the water such as boat driving at you, no wake buoy and so forth
  • Duct tape
  • Vehicle and boat insurance information
  • Weather radio
  • Launch pass


Trailer needs:

  • Spare tire and jack – Make sure the jack can lift the boat up to change tire
  • All trailer lights work
  • Bow strap is in good shape