Fishing out on open waters can be a very relaxing and rewarding experience . . . unless you’re prone to sea sickness. If you want to enjoy being on the water without feeling waves of nausea, here are some tips:
Find your spot
Seasickness occurs when your brain tries to balance contradictory signals it receives from your eyes and ears – your inner ear senses motion but your eyes are telling your brain that there is no movement. You can help keep this battle of the senses at bay by avoiding the bow and stern of the boat, which are most susceptible to the movement of the water. Staying in the middle of the boat and on a lower level if applicable will minimize the sensation of motion.
If there’s no perfect spot for you on a boat, a scopolamine patch may do the trick. The small adhesive patch is worn behind the ear and interferes with the communication between nerves and the part of the brain that controls vomiting. It is a long-lasting solution that will release steady doses over three days, making it a great choice for longer water-fishing journeys.
For a shorter term solution, over-the-counter medicines like Dramamine and Benadryl can help prevent symptoms. They work similarly to the patch but can sometimes cause drowsiness, so opt for the non-drowsy formula if possible.
Once you find the right antidote to your seasickness, come join us at Lawrence Bay Lodge for an incredible fishing trip! Located on Reindeer Lake in Northern Saskatchewan, Lawrence Bay Lodge offers some of the best fresh water northern pike, walleye, arctic grayling and lake trout fishing in Saskatchewan, Canada.