A few months ago we had the pleasure of poling for redfish in Beaufort, SC. What a special place to fish!
One things that never blows my mind is how sore I can get from a day on the water, whether poling, hiking to a secluded mountain stream, or standing on the bow for a few hours. It is a workout!!
I happen to have had the privileged of playing college football and learn a ton about fitness, something not all of us have been able to do. With that knowledge, below are a few tips to help your day on the water.
- Drink plenty of water and don’t overdue the adult beverages…nothing is worse that wasting a whole day of top fishing being hungover.
- Stretch the week before. Being stiff is never a fun feeling.
- Stability over strength. Focus on working the stabilizer muscles with body weight work out focusing on balance.
- Prepare. Elijah took a backpacking trip to CO a few months ago and backpacked to some really cool places. If you plan on hiking in, go hiking and get used to carrying 20 lbs. of gear.
- Bring snacks. Snacks help keep your energy up all day. I like apples, granola bars, nuts, dried fruits, etc…Just NO BANANAS!!!!
- Stay in your box. This is a safety tip more than anything. If you are’t used to walking, don’t backpack into a stream. If you have trouble wading, fish safer water while you work on your stabilizer muscles.
Hopefully, these brief tips can help your next day on the water!!
Written by: Alex Howell