first off have you ever done any canyon fishing because my first suggestion if you haven't done that much is go with someone that has some experience under their belt if you go 100 mile from home and something goes wrong its a lonely place out there and learning from behind a computer is not a good way to gain experience,the best thing to do is get 1or 2 people that have canyon/boat running experience to go with youCabo32 said:Going on our first overnighter and was wondering if anyone might have any suggestions or help setting up, safety tips or storing ice if you have limited space. Figuring on 1lb of ice per fish.
No block ice if you want good tuna meat! Don't mean to get technical on you but block ice beats up the meat if its getting banged around all night or on the ride home and block ice doesn't let you get into all the cavities you need to cool down fast! You don't want to eat bruised up tuna it gets mushy. Chipped ice or cubed ice only if you want the best tuna! Block ice may last longer but its only an overnighter and cubed ice or shaved ice will last 24-30 hours no problem if you plan right and pack right. Block Ice under the bally bait tray only.StickEm said:All good advice. Bring all the ICE you can. Your fishbox is insulated but add some tape around the edge for the run until the first fish to keep it as cold as possible. I prefer block ice since it will usually last longer. You may have some extra space in the lazarette under your fishbox to fit an additional cooler of ice. Store some of your butterfish flats in the livewell if needed. You might consider cutting up some of your butters before you leave. Otherwise, you've got the generator and all the other safety gear. Enjoy and happy hunting.