These photos were submitted by one of our readers. Fly fishing enthusiast Mike is also a competitive cyclists and co-founder of an endurance supplement company, so we picked his brain on possible nutrition tips for sports fishing.
Mike says he likes to take his dog and head deep into the Utah wilderness to camp for several days. It takes around 8 hours of hiking to get to his destination, so the stream is untouched and stocked with tons of trout. He said he catches and releases non-stop at his favorite secret spot.
He suggests bringing an electrolyte drink to stay hydrated when out in the sun for long periods of time, especially if hiking is involved.
After a long day of hiking uphill, a serving of Ultragen recovery drink delivers protein and other nutrients to your leg muscles quickly so your body feels fresh the next day. No fun fishing all weekend if you’re stiff and sore from the hike in.
Since he releases the trout rather than eating them, Ultragen powder mix is easy way to pack protein into his camping spot. It doesn’t require refrigeration like meat and is light and easy to fit in his pack.
In addition to nutritional supplements, he also advises to always pack a first-aid kit. He once received a severe injury to one of his feet after he made the hike up. Fortunately he had friends with him. He wrapped the cut and hobbled down the next day. The 8 hour trip took quite a bit longer and he had to leave some supplies behind. He was too far from any cell towers so couldn’t even call for help. The first-aid kit was a huge help.