You plan your fishing vacation for weeks in advance. You go over all of the maintenance items on your tow vehicle and boat with a fine tooth comb. You’re fully loaded with more Yamamoto baits than you could throw in six months, and you head out in anticipation of beautiful days and multiple fish catches.
By nature, we tournament anglers tend to be well prepared and safety-conscious on the water, maybe a little more so than others. But after the tragic loss of one of our own several weeks ago on Lake Okeechobee, we thought revisiting some water-safety tips would encourage us all to be even more vigilant out on the water.