How to Survive a Fishing Trip with Your Man (A must read for your wife or girlfriend)
You are definitely the odd person out. You hate fishing. You hate the whole idea of waking up at 4:00am, gathering a ton of ridiculous supplies and hitting the water. Floating around all day in the blazing sun in the hopes of maybe, possibly, hopefully catching something on that damn rod. However, your man loves it. Not only does he love it, but if you weren’t around he would have no problem fishing each and every day, all day – for the rest of his life. Relationships are all about compromising so when he asks if you would like to join him for a fishing trip, you respond, “Of course, honey!” Here are a few suggestions to make that trip enjoyable for you – and hey, if you let yourself, you may just have a good time.
- Be supportive: Even if you would like be at home watching paint dry rather than trolling around for hours on end, this is what your partner loves! This is his happy place and you should try to be happy, too. No pouting and whining. No complaining. Thank your host for the enjoyable day.
- Bring other things to occupy yourself: If baiting hooks and swabbing the deck doesn’t do it for you – how about a book? Maybe listening to some music or just doing the unthinkable – nothing. There are plenty of activities to do on the water all day if fishing is not your thing.
- Plan to be gone for the entire day: Even if he says, “We will only be gone for a few hours.” Do not believe the hype. Fishing is an all-day activity. This means don’t make dinner plans with your girlfriends or schedule that hair appointment you’ve been meaning to make all month. Plan for a full day of events on the water.
Bring enough snacks/drinks for yourself and all other boat guests: Whether it’s just you and your man or a boat full of friends, make sure to have all necessary supplies. Bring enough drinks (don’t forget the non-alcoholic……………………………………………….. Click Here to continue reading this article. (This article appeared in our April/May 2016 issue) Not only will you receive the article but also the entire issue for only $3.99
*Alexandra Stark is a psychotherapist/Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Addiction Professional, Nationally Certified Counselor and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She previously served the Assistant General Manager of a sportfishing mothership operation in the Pearl Islands of Panama and currently holds the Program Director position at PACE Center for Girls Broward. She has worked in the social service field for almost 10 years and is married to her lifelong case study and fishing addict, Elliott Stark