Things to Consider When Going Fishing

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    If you were planning on going on a deep sea fishing trip or sports fishing you may want to consider organizing an actual fishing tour. Fishing charters and other kinds of guides are available for fishing tours and unless you were extremely, a grande fishing expedition is not something that you want to attempt to load. Here are some things to consider when organizing a fishing tour.

    How many people should go?
    Knowing how many people are going to be in your fishing tour will help you to determine where you want to fish and how long you should be out there as well as the type of fish that you are hoping to catch. Knowing the kinds of people that are coming as helpful as well. If you have beginners on your fishing to her then you will want to stick to calm waters where the catch is easy but a group of experienced fishermen may find that boring and wants to attempt something more challenging.

    How much are you willing to spend?
    Having a budget is very important when you’re going fishing because this determines the amount of people that can go, the size of the boat and the kind of fishing that you can do. Determine whether the other people on the tour are going to be pitching in or if this is something that you were going to be footing the bill for. If you were using a charter boat you may have to pay a deposit when booking. Usually a 50% deposit will be expected at the time of booking in order to secure a boat. If weather doesn’t permit and you’re not able to go then most charters will give you your money back. Otherwise the other 50% will be expected on the day of the trip.

    Where5 do you want to fish?
    If you are an experienced fisherman then you know the best spots. However, if you want to try something new and then research will need to be done to find out what areas are off limits or where you can fish. If you are only interested in going with the tried and true locations then you probably have all the information you need but it might be a good idea to double check that none of the regulations have changed.

    If going with the charter, how long of one do you want to go on?
    Typically, inshore fishing charters are about five or six hours in length. Some offshore charters can be the same length if you are only looking for light family fun but most offshore charters can be up to 12 hour trips. Overnight tours are also available. These are usually better for those that want to go tuna fishing or all the way out to the oil rigs in order to fish.

    What kind of charter do you want?
    Charters are typically categorized in two different ways: private charters and shared expense charters. A private charter is where you and your group are the only people on the boat during the trip. The only other people that will accompany your charter will be the captain and a deckhand. The fees associated with a private charter are usually based on the size of the boat and how many hours you want it for. A shared expense charter is also known as a walk on and is for individuals that don’t care about who they go fishing with. Many individuals are put together on one charter in order to fill the boat and are charged per person. For a shared expense charter you have the option of having the deck hands clean your fish for a price.

    Going fishing can be a great experience but you have to make sure that you and everyone with you are safe and in good hands. Drinking alcohol is allowed but not recommended, especially when going out to deeper waters. If someone in your group does decide to drink, assign a non drinking buddy to that person so that they can ensure their safety while out on the water. The captain and the deckhand will usually make sure that everyone is following regulations and rules and will enforce any necessary policy while on the charter.