What do I bring and what should I expect on a fishing trip?
Your Captain and deckhand are a team working together to make sure:
- Safe trip is always number 1
- Have Fun
- Catch fish
- Preserve the memories
Bring plenty to drink and snacks depending on the length of trip. Hydration is the most important and often a snack is good while traveling between spots as you will be working up an appetite.
Sunscreen, but please the wipe on type as spray on end up all over everything and makes life slippery. Sea sickness happens to some, if you are worried the patches work well or Dramamine taken the NIGHT BEFORE then another dose at breakfast seems to work well.
Camera as the deck hand and captain will work with you to get pictures to preserve the memory.
Often we catch huge fish that we cannot bring to the dock because they are out of season or unsafe to load, but you still will want to get pictures. We often hookup with huge sharks and if you choose to fight and bring the fish along side you will definitely want pictures of the fish to keep the memory. We normally don’t put these big sharks In the boat as they tend to take over the boat and force the people out. There are also many other species that you will want pictures with before we release because of season closures.
While the Captain is running the boat keeping you on fish and safe, the deck hand is the helper/teacher. A good deck hand makes the trip keeping you rigged and catching fish, while also keeping the decks clean, safe, and comfortable. When you return to the dock the deck hand cleans and bags your fish. He is the busiest guy on the boat, working to make sure you have a trip of a life time. It is customary to tip the deck hand 10-20%.