First of all you should check all of the tools; equipments like rod without fracture and reel should move easily and smooth, Check them carefully if they are working fine before start to enter the water. Otherwise replace them immediately. Also same for the lure and sinkers should be rust free to avoid injuries. Be aware of the biting fishes like Muskie and others, it leads to life danger for you and others. And also you should keep in mind about the weather conditions, always be aware of it, you should confirm from the officials is there any weather changes expected in that day, but no one can say exactly about the weather conditions, so you should come to sportfishing with all necessary safety things including your dress material like life preserver since it is painful, dont avoid this to wear.
You should be aware of others while you do sportfishing with a group of people and dont take children with you, The dangerous thing is doing the idiot game Noodling, this can lead your hands can be attacked by the cat fishes and some other types of dangerous fishes, many of the people has loss their life, while doing Noodles by searching the holes in the water by pending down up to their gulets in Turkey chest level.
Dont decide to go for ice fishing without having secured build systems including your dress materials, also your health conditions may be affect by serious diseases. You should be careful always, sometimes careless leads to fall in ice.
If you follow these security things described above in this article, then you can enjoy the memorable sportfishing experience and safe you and others without injuries.