Step 1: Gear
-Fishing rod and reel (strongly recommended)
-Fishing regulations ( if you plan on keeping your catch)
-Pliers/ De-hooking device
-Other fishing lures or bait
-Tape measure or ruler
Other useful items:
Before you go fishing make sure you check with your state laws to see what kind of weights or hooks are legal to use in your state, because some states strongly enforce laws that keep you from using barbed hooks or lead weights.