The Art of Mastering Charter

By , June 4, 2018 3:15 pm

Choosing a Fishing Charter

Selecting the right fishing charter can make a tremendous difference between a fantastic adventure with the ocean and sheer frustration. Hence, you need to spend time doing your research so you can have a great fishing experience without spending a fortune. Charter trip adverts can be seen and heard all over the coasts. Best thing to do is ignore them. They may be good charters, but ads are not how you choose a charter.

First of all, know what kind of fish you’re going after. Different charters focus on different species, so make sure you go with a charter that is in line with your plans.

The next thing to do is ask for referrals from people around you. As soon as you have prospects, do some online research on them. What do the reviews say about them? Are they too expensive or perhaps too cheap? Do they have an overall positive reputation? As you continue with your research, don’t forget that the cheapest option isn’t always the best, and neither is the priciest. The keyword is reasonable. You don’t want to spend a fortune when you can get the same quality for so much less.

After checking out each charter online, meet them in person. Time your visit in the afternoon, which is typically when they come in. This will let you see the results yourself. Which charters had a lot of catch or barely any? You should also talk to the anglers about their experience.

When visiting the charters, don’t pay too much attention to the quality or the size of the boat. The one who drives the boat is the most crucial. Speak to the captains and tell them about your plans and expectations. Also ask regarding their experience and what their charter offers that the rest don’t, if any. You’d like to know the type of equipment they use, as well as the techniques they apply. While speaking to the captains, observe how passionate they are towards fishing and providing an unforgettable experience to their customers.

By visiting the charters personally, you also have the opportunity to see which charters are busy for that day and which aren’t. If they have all set out except for one particular charter, maybe you should avoid it.

Lastly, don’t think you can plan to hire a charter today and actually get on one the next day. Certainly, that is possible, but professionals won’t recommend it. You should have enough time to go through your options and compare them, before actually choosing one. Very importantly, be sure to ask as many relevant questions as you can! Otherwise, you will probably choose a fishing charter solely based on price, which is not a very smart step to take.

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