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Charter Boat Tips by Jake Worthington So you have booked yourself an offshore charter, and you are looking forward to spending a day on the Gulfstream and catching some big ones. Maybe you haven’t booked a trip yet because a long day on the water has some unknowns that make you uneasy, and you don’t know what to expect. Hopefully this story will help you feel more at ease about an offshore trip and be a guide for your trip preparation, as well. The first thing you need to do when you book your trip is find out what the cancellation policy is should you need to cancel your trip for any reason. Some charter Captains or their booking desk will require a deposit or a credit card number to hold your spot. Some require 24 to 48 hours to cancel. Also when you book make sure your Captain has several good numbers to contact you. Because fishing is weather related, your trip maybe cancelled by the Captain because of weather conditions. The Captain will need to be able to call you to let you know or to give you any last minute instructions. While you are talking to your Captain about your trip, let him know what you want to fish for and when the best time is to target what you want to catch. This will help the Captain prepare for your trip and have the right rods and reels ready that morning. Some people want to go Billfishing and want to do it all day. Other people want to catch Mahi and Tuna and could care less about hooking something they cannot eat. Now it is the day before your charter. Go to the store and buy food and drinks. Remember to stock up and make sure you pack some extra food for the Captain and Mate, too. Some items you should have in your shopping cart are saltine crackers, ginger cookies, salty nuts,pretzels, Nabs, ginger ale and, of course, fried chicken. Sandwiches also make good choices for boat fishing. Go light on the soft drinks and gear more towards water and Gatorade. Load your cooler with beverages in ice the night before to cool them down. If you are fishing during the summer, it can be very hot on the water. If you get dehydrated, you will more than likely also get seasick. Seasickness can occur on an offshore trip. Stock up on Bonine and Dramamine, but remember you need to take them before you get on the boat and even the night before. Also remember that they come with side effects such as drowsiness. If it all possible, obtain a prescription for the motion sickness discs that you apply behind your ears. If you begin to get queasy, have some Wrigleys Spearmint or Doublemint chewing gum to start chewing to help calm your stomach. Stay out of the diesel fumes of the boat while underway and don’t go below deck if you are feeling queasy. I know it sounds strange, but if you are sick go ahead and bite the bullet and let nature run its course. Most of the time, you will feel better. If you are feeling bad two things can be your friend. They are air flowing by you and looking into the horizon. Whatever happens. stay hydrated because failing to do so may cause more sickness or extreme fatigue. Also pack a bag with eyeglass cleaner and microfiber towels to clean your eyeglasses and sunglasses. In this bag, it is also a good idea to have any prescription medicine or medical supplies such as insulin or epipens. Do not forget the sunscreen and apply it several times throughout the day. You may also want to bring your camera to take pictures. If you plan to use your cell phone, make sure you power it off until you need it because it will be searching for a tower and this will run down the battery. One of the most important things you will need when the trip is over is cash. Mates work for tips and they started working for you the night before rigging baits, prepping the boat and hooking fish for you. The standard tipping rate is 15 to 20 % of the cost of the trip. Whatever you do, don’t forget to tip your mate! You may also need cash to pay the fish cleaners if you wish to let them clean and package your fish. This takes us to the last thing you need to bring, and that is plenty of coolers to put your fish in, along with a good coat of ice. If you enjoyed your trip, go ahead and book your next trip with the captain before you leave. Most of all, enjoy your day on the water because your Captain and Mate will do their best to make sure you have one. Jake Worthington of Jake’s Outdoor Adventures Phone # : 252-489-8667 Seeking responsible person to share my furnished home. 3BR, 2 bath on- North side of Elizabeth City, quiet, clean environment for the right person. $400/ Mo 1/2 Utilities. Easy Va commute, sorry no pets or smokers. Albemarle Tradewinds May 2015 19