Ahhh, Spring. The time of year that we all get excited about going to the lake, river or stream. All the equipment has been prepped, new equipment ready to go, and the favorite lures sparkling. As a safety precaution and a safety step, make sure you have your sunscreen, insect repellant, and lip balm. Lather up all exposed areas of skin, first with the sunscreen and then with the repellant. There are products out there that contain both so you may want to check into these . Don't forget to follow this procedure several times during the day. I find this particularly true with the lip balm. Now comes the most important step. Try not to get any on your lures or your fishing line. Do not wipe your hands on your waders, jeans, or any other other piece of clothing that may get in the water. Fish have a very sharp sense of smell and certainly will be deterred by the odor. Remember, fish can be smelly, but are very good smellers!!
'Til Next Time