Some of us fish in the sea and some of us fish rivers and lakes. Some of us have been on boats and some of us haven't. Being anglers we're all going to get onto that boat, head out and have a great day of fishing. There's a certain number of us who are going to feel sea sick. It's an awful feeling when that happens, ruining a whole day of fishing that may have been planned weeks or months in advance.
What to do to try and avoid sea sickness......
1)Get plenty of rest before you go out on the water. Weariness and exhaustion can make you more susceptible to other things that can bring on motion sickness.
2)Prepare your terminal tackle on land. Concentrating on tying elaborate knots with braid aren’t helpful and bring on sea sickness.
3)Do not eat greasy or acidic foods for several hours before your fishing trip. This includes having coffee also. You don't want to have a lot of acid or heavy, slow to digest foods rolling around in your stomach while you are rolling around on the sea. Heavy, greasy foods like bacon and eggs, sausage, waffles or pancakes with syrup, alone or combined with acidic juices like orange juice, can wreak havoc on your system and end up recycled as lunch for fishes
4)Avoid carbonated drinks, if the gas doesn’t get you the pesticide will. Carbonated drinks includes beer
5)Do not skip eating before a fishing trip. An empty stomach can be almost as bad as one with the wrong types of food in it. Give your stomach acids something to work on other than your well-being.
6) Do not drink alcoholic beverages for several hours. Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body. Its other symptoms are not desirable either. You may feel tired and not alert from just a few drinks, two qualities not conducive to safe boating. If you do plan on drinking, make every third drink a glass of water. It will reduce dehydration and your chances for a hangover.
7)Avoid gasoline or diesel fumes. They can put you over the edge literally and figuratively. Stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Avoid becoming overheated and dehydrated.
If possible, avoid the cabin and other enclosed spaces. Sometimes, a breezy spot in the sun may be preferable to a shady spot in a stuffy cabin.
9) There will be less motion towards the center of the boat, both horizontally and vertically, and it will increase with the height of the waves. The more sensitive to motion sickness you are, the closer you need to be towards the center, which is the calmest part of the boat.
10) If you are beginning to feel a bit queasy, stand up and look out over the horizon. Despite what you might think, sitting or laying down is the worst thing you can do at this point.
11)When the boat is rolling with the waves rather than moving under its own power and you are standing on deck, possibly getting hot, your resistance to motion sickness diminishes rapidly. Reduce that exposure time to an absolute minimum.
12)Have some water and fruit before. It can help by rehydrating you.
13)If someone in your party is overcome by sea sickness, get away from them at once! Unfortunately, many of us can do fine until someone else loses it. Then we have a sympathetic reaction and succumb as well. It could be the sound, the smell, the sight, or a combination of them that triggers the same response in us.
Hope that helps the newbies