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SUGGESTED FISHING TRIP PACKING LIST

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Beverages (yes alcohol is allowed, but please NO glass & remember to KEEP HYDRATED as sun stroke is NO fun)…water and Gatorade are provided
  • Linens…sheets & blankets or sleeping bag and pillow (unless you make other arrangements with us)
  • Personal toiletries & towels
  • Motion sickness pills or ear patches…just in case, (best to bring with you…better to have to take the meds than to be sick all trip….NO FUN!   The patches seem to work best, but you need a prescription for them.)

MEALS   (Your choice of what to bring for meals)

Breakfast:
If you would like to take the time for breakfast, bring eggs, bacon, bread for toast and butter, jelly, etc. Otherwise donuts or a coffee/sweet rolls will do.  Some people do both; a big breakfast one morning and just coffee, mile, juice and morning snacks, (cereal) the second morning.  It’s up to you…your Captain doesn’t mind cooking for you.

Lunch:
Some folks bring plenty of deli meats (turkey, ham, etc) cheeses, bread and an assortment of condiments, (mustard, ketchup, mayo, lettuce, tomato, etc).  We can cook anything you bring; hotdogs, hamburgers, etc.  Bring some snacks to munch on in between meals like fruit cookies, chips, trail mix & snack bars.

Dinner:
Fish is usually on the menu at least one night; good fried, baked or grilled.  Some parties like to bring something different for the second night such as steak or chicken, as we do have a grill on board.  It’s nice to have a salad (don’t forget the dressings), and black beans and yellow rice are easily made but we do recommend brining pasta dishes too; or if you want something quick, the frozen microwaveable dinners have come a long way!  Bread with butter is good filler too; and again your Captain doesn’t mind being the cook too!

Miscellaneous:

  • Don’t forget your polarized sunglasses, (if you don’t own any, now is the time to get them….can’t see the fish/dolphins  without them)
  • Suntan lotion (NO oils) and hat or protective face covering
  • Towel and snorkeling gear (if you wish to take a swim)
  • PROPER  non-skid footwear (NO flip flops as the decks get slick when wet)
  • Rain Gear….in the rare case it rains….dry clothes go a long way in keeping your warm.
  • Motion sickness pills or ear patches just in case, (best to bring with you better to have to take the meds than to be sick all trip. NO FUN! The patches seem to work best, but you need a prescription for them.)

If you have any questions for your Captain regarding equipment, the boat, the fish or someone in your party that may need a little extra help or accommodations, please let us know.

FISHING TACKLE LIST – PER PARTY
This is a suggested tackle list for six anglers.  If your group are avid fishermen, you probably have the tackle between you.  If you need tackle, rods and reels we will be happy to accommodate you, (please see our price list for tackle); the bait, chum, ice are provided.  Your captain also has a cast net and dip net for live baits at sea.  We provide ballyhoo, squid and chum.  If you would like pin fish or something special for bait please ask us, as we will be happy to do what we can to find it.  Please feel free to bring your own favorite bait, however NO oates or corn (it is not a natural food for salt water fish and it will ferment in the fish’s bellies and eventually will kill them).

HOOKS
# 1 box of 100 – 3/0 hooks
# 1 box of 100 – 5/0 hooks
# 1 box of 100 – 7/0 hooks;
# 2 packs of small sabiki rigs

SINKERS-LEADS
½ lb of ¼ oz, 2 lb of ½ oz, 3 lb of 1 oz,
4 lb of 2 oz, 5 lb of 4 oz, 8 lb of 6 oz, &
10 lb of 8 oz sinkers

TROLLING LURES
Variety of colors, dolphin juniors, sea withes, skirts, jet heads, boone, sea striker, rapala, or any of your favorite lures.

SWIVELS
# 5 & # 7 Black Swivels

LEADER WIRE 
30-60 LB Test; 25’ of each size

LEADER LINE 
20LB, 50 LB, 80LB & 100 LB Test Line

BUCK TAILS & JIGS 
Assortment of sizes from 1/8 oz to 4 oz

If you wish you bring your own rods and reels please let us know.
You can also mail them ahead instead of paying for extra baggage charges on the plane.