Fishing Checklist

Fishing Checklist

Fishing Checklist


There’s something about fishing that can captivate you. Regardless of whether the fish are biting (although it’s always a bit more exciting when they are), the relaxation that one can enjoy while sitting on a lake or a river really can’t be matched. We’ve compiled a fishing checklist to make sure that you have everything you need to make sure that your backcountry fishing trip is enjoyable.

Note: As you’ll see below, this is a spin casting list. We’ll be compiling a fly fishing checklist and an ice fishing checklist soon.

Current Fishing License _____Fishing Pole(s) _____Tackle Box _____

bobbers _____

extra fishing line _____

fish stringer _____

hooks _____

jigs _____

leaders _____

lures _____

power bait _____

sinkers _____

weights _____

Handheld GPS _____

Compass _____

4″ Fixed Bladed Knife _____

Needle Nose Pliers _____

Hand Sanitizer _____

Camera _____

Towels _____

Water & WaterBottles _____

Tape Measure _____

Toilet Paper _____

Live Bait _____

Map of water and area you’re fishing _____

Sunscreen _____

Sunglasses _____

First-Aid Kit _____

Insect Repellent _____


Ian Campbell Ian Campbell is the founder of Love the Backcountry and a long time lover of adventure travel. When not writing about the backcountry, he can typically be found hiking, backpacking and camping in the mountains and looking to lay his head beneath as many trees as he can find.