|WHAT TO BRING, HOW TO
DRESS, WHAT TO THINK ABOUT
Take seasick medication the night before if needed. Pack light. Arrive early. Take
as few coolers as possible for your food and drink. Remember cameras, sunscreen,
sunglasses, rubber soled shoes (avoid black soled shoes), hat, comfortable clothing and
old rags or towels. Bring a spare container and leave it in your vehicle for your cleaned
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
The mate arrives at least one hour prior to departure. He gets bait and ice loaded,
readies all rod and reels, catches live bait when possible, makes sure the boat is in
order and rinsed down.
The captain arrives, checks the weather forecast, checks
the engines, and generator. He spot checks all safety equipment, and plans his day of
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
You will check in at the charter
office, pay for the trip, and receive instructions on where to find your
boat. The Captain will go over safety items and regulations, and explain where the safety
equipment is located, https://fish.travel/destination/us/fl/hollywood. He will usually give you a synopsis of the day ahead. The mate will
demonstrate the proper use of the rod and reel, and teach you how to bait and set the
||WHEN YOU ARE FISHING
The Captain is trying to keep you over the fish, or is keeping a watchful eye out for
fish activity. The mate will keep you in bait, gaff the fish, take fish off the hook, keep
the fish on ice, keep the boat clean and orderly, and tends to your needs.
WHEN YOU RETURN
The Captain and Mate will assist your party so you may take pictures of your catch and
then the mate will take the fish to the cleaning station. Here the mate fillets and
packages your fish if desired. Then the mate tends to the boat, cleans all rods and reels,
and prepares the bait for the next day.
Most boats fish the entire year.
Great fishing exist the year around here. The largest verity and quantity
are here April through November. Red Snapper, Grouper,
Triggerfish are caught 12 months of the year. The
"keep" season for Red Snapper is April through October.
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