What should I dress like for a day on the boat?
Proper dress for a day out on the boat will depend on what season you are Fishing South Florida. Our weather is known to be temperate and we aren’t called The Sunshine State for nothing!
The mildest seasons will be our winters and early spring when the waters are colder and so are the temperatures. It is usually breezy and can actually get down to the 50’s and 60’s and sometimes even colder in the mornings and into the evening hours. Dress a little warmer or wear layers. It is better to be layered with clothes that you can remove than to be cold and not have a jacket or sweatshirt to ease a chill.
During summer and fall, the sun is blazing and it is usually very hot and humid and if we have a breeze, it will be a very warm one. In this case, light-colored and light-weight clothing is best.
It is wise to protect your eyes with sunglasses and wear a hat or visor. Apply liberal amounts of sunscreen and bring it with you for to re-apply.
Shorts and short-sleeved shirts are the norm and wear close-toed shoes with a good rubber deck-gripping sole to prevent slipping or sliding as the boat deck is normally wet.
Don’t ever wear your Sunday best on the boat as you may get wet and also a bit dirty….fishing is a hands-on sport!