Some anglers get a kick out of not only catching their favorite species, but also socializing with like minded fishermen while they are out on the water for the day. Charter fishing makes this a perfect way for these anglers to not only land the fish of their dreams, but also have the time of their life, with fun charters that can provide more entertainment then most anglers could get elsewhere, for the same amount of money. If you have been on the fence, charter fishing trips really are a great way to get away from it all, and enjoy yourself for a bit.
First, you will want to make sure that the company you are purchasing your charter through is reputable. There are a lot of charters available, but unfortunately, there are a lot of guys on the water that do not carry proper safety gear, or licensing, if required, to carry other passengers. This, along with a lack of sufficient insurance, means that yourself, and your guests are at risk when you step foot onto the boat. Spend some time up front to make sure that the prospective charter guide service is right for your group.
Next, figure out what you are going to do with the fish that you catch. When charter fishing, you are usually going after trophies, so if you are going to want to eat the fish, let the captain know ahead of time, so that he can help you catch edible sized targets. Trophy fish do not make the best table fare, but if you are intending to stuff the fish for display, then let the captain know that as well. He will likely recommend a taxidermist to you, to help connect with someone that can make your dreams a reality. Keep this in mind for your next charter fishing trip, to have a much better time.
Before you book your charter, you are going to want to take a look at a few baitcasting tips, in order to make sure you have the best understanding of how sport tackle operates, without messing up your guides equipment.