A cold beverage and a rod in your hand just go together. I was sitting on the lake the other day contemplating perfect combinations, and this was at the forefront of my brain. It might not be very deep, but I came up with my top 3 beverages to have the cooler stocked with on a long day of fishing that are just about as close to heaven as you can get.
- A CokeWhatever your brand preference, there’s not much better than an ice cold soda to enjoy in the sun while you wait for the fish to bite. Except for the fish actually biting. It takes me back to when I was a little boy, and my grandpa would split a glass bottle between two cups for us in the boat, and we would toast to our day. Not a day goes by that I don’t flash back to that, so a coke is naturally in my top three.
- IdealShapeIf you haven’t heard of IdealShape, they make a killer meal replacement shake. It’s perfect for those long days where meals are really far apart, and you need something to tide you over. It’s got killer nutrition, great taste, and even satisfies my sweet tooth without weighing me down and making me sleepy. It definitely keeps me running for the rest of the day.
- Ice Cold BeerHonestly, you can’t beat it. Nothing relaxes me more than kicking back in the boat with a cold one. But obviously you can’t fill your cooler up with just beer and have a productive day of fishing. Please drink responsibly, and don’t drink and drive (your boat, car, or anything else!). I do like to unwind with one as the sun sets to seal off another great day of fishing though.
So, there you have it. A day in my thoughts. Nothing too deep, always about fishing. Your turn- let me know your favorites for your cooler and maybe I’ll find something new to keep stock of!