5 Pro Tips To Stay Cool & Safe In The Summer Heat
Here are some tips to stay cool in the summer heat!!
It has been absolutely BRUTAL out there across the country this summer.
Some of these tips seem basic and obvious but they are important to keep you cool and safe as summer winds down.
Check it out!!
Tips To Stay Cool In The Summer Heat [VIDEO]
1. Fishing At Night
If you are able to, try to hit the nighttime bite if at all possible.
You’ll be able to avoid the heat and fish during the coolest parts of the day.
Not only that, but the bite is also typically better at night during the summer.
The fish will be more active and aggressively feeding at night.
You can cover lots of ground and speed up your retrieves a tough to trigger strikes.
Then the sun comes up and the bite dies down.
2. Drink Plenty of Fluids
I’m referring to water specifically here.
Drink plenty of water and try to stay away from energy drinks and liquids loaded with caffeine.
Cut down on sugary drinks and especially alcohol.
This applies to the night before as well.
If you drink heavily the night before fishing, you’re already dehydrated to start the day.
The recommendation is to drink 4 ounces of water every 15 minutes or 16 ounces every hour.
It is better to drink smaller amounts more frequently than larger amounts at one time.
Also, if you have a tendency to sweat a bit more like I do, it is a good idea to drink something with electrolytes in it.
Sports drinks or coconut water will help replenish your lost electrolytes.
3. Wear A Hat
You want to do everything that you can to keep the sun off of your skin.
It might seem counterintuitive to wear long-sleeve shirts but the less sun on your skin the better.
I recommend hats that have some ventilation that breathe a bit.
I typically wear a baseball-style cap but a wide-brim hat also works well out on the water.
This is why I love the Salt Strong Trucker Hats because they let the heat out and allow for the breeze to flow through.
If you think about fishing in the wintertime, you’ll wear something to hold that heat in that is closed off.
The opposite holds true in the summertime.
4. Wearing Performance Clothing
The new dry material that a lot of sport performance shirts are made of these days is the best choice for summertime fishing.
Not only are you protected from the sun, but it also ventilates your body and reduces sweat build-up.
You stay much more comfortable this way.
Another thing I do is wear fishing pants during the day even in the summertime.
Especially when I’m out on my kayak or a boat to keep the sun off of my skin.
5. Take Breaks
Make sure to take breaks here and there.
Take little breaks wherever you can to avoid overexertion and exhaustion.
Moreover, oftentimes in the summer, we won’t get a breeze at all out on the water.
One of those breaks might look like stopping off near a spoil island and wading around or going for a quick swim.
Just make sure you’re putting in a few breaks here and there to get out of the heat and stay comfortable.
If you have any more tips on ways to stay cool during the summer heat, please share them down below!!
We would love to hear from you and get the conversation going.
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