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First Time on Chartered Boat - SF Area

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Going out for my first time on a chartered boat. I am the only person in my group of friends who goes fishing. Any words of wisdom or advice?

 

I’ve taken friends out fishing before and i ended up tying knots the whole trip and baiting their hooks or helping them bring in fish. Still fun, but it definitely me appreciate putting my old man through that when I was younger. 

 

I am hoping since we are on a chartered boat the crew will be doing all that work so I can at least get a line in the water lol.

 

We are going fishing for stripper and halibut on this trip with the idea of going salmon fishing as a group in the future.

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Stop making fun of me. You need a cooler and sunscreen.

Don't forget to tip the ugly mates for you helping catch the

trophy striPPers!

 

Edited by SandSpike1

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14 hours ago, makorider said:

My only advice would be to de-glitter yourself before going home

 

3 hours ago, Markushook said:

Agree :D Those strippers can be a glittery fish! 

:laugh: must have been a Freudian slip... 

 

2 hours ago, SandSpike1 said:

Stop making fun of me. You need a cooler and sunscreen.

Don't forget to tip the ugly mates for you helping catch the

trophy striPPers!

 

Thanks for the advice, what is customary for tipping?  

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1 hour ago, GoldenStateSurf said:

 

:laugh: must have been a Freudian slip... 

 

Thanks for the advice, what is customary for tipping?  

10-15% depending on cost of charter

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3 mins ago, nicknotsebastian said:

i actually think 20% is customary. check if already included in overall charged.

could be, for inshore anyways.

 

I always worked offshore, they were pricey trips

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2 hours ago, GoldenStateSurf said:

Thanks for the advice, what is customary for tipping? 

I'm not looking to spend anyone else's money. What do you think is fair

for the fare? :)

 

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First timer....Where and what for would help greatly.

Bring the right gear if you have it. Some times the boat gear is not so great.

Prepare for weather. NO fun being cold or damp.

20% tip(15-10% if the mates are not worth their salt). It does happen from time to time.

Cooler and ice for your catch unless the boat takes care of all that. Nothing gets me more upset when I see fish poaching on deck in a bucket of warm water.

Sun screen. Keep it off your hands. Not a common staple for fish.

More food and beverage than you think. Rather have it and not need it....

Good luck and enjoy

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assume he’ll work his ass off and clean your fish. He’s gonna put in a 12+ hour day. 

20% of fare is fair 

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Right on, that sounds reasonable. I’ll make sure we tip to thank everyone for their hard work.

 

I appreciate the advice about the cooler. I know they have them on the boat, but know we will inevitably grab more beers afterwards so will bring extra coolers to fill with fish. 

 

And thanks for the reminder on Sunday screen and keeping warm. My group will definitely come stocked with beer and sandwiches! 

11 hours ago, Big Vin said:

First timer....Where and what for would help greatly.

Bring the right gear if you have it. Some times the boat gear is not so great.

Prepare for weather. NO fun being cold or damp.

20% tip(15-10% if the mates are not worth their salt). It does happen from time to time.

Cooler and ice for your catch unless the boat takes care of all that. Nothing gets me more upset when I see fish poaching on deck in a bucket of warm water.

Sun screen. Keep it off your hands. Not a common staple for fish.

More food and beverage than you think. Rather have it and not need it....

Good luck and enjoy

 

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