MARCO SPORTFISHING CLUB

  • Fishing Etiquette

    When enjoying a day of fishing as a guest in someone's boat, it is important to remember that, unless the group has another established procedure, each guest should be expected to help clean fish, clean the boat, and pay for his or her share of the expenses ( gas, oil, bait ). Don't embarrass the captain by making him or her have to ask, step forward by offering to clean the fish and the boat, and then ask what your share of the damage is. Let's make it easy for captains to volunteer their boats. Some ballpark estimates are set out below to help you.

    OFFSHORE GUIDELINES: $50 TO $150 PER PERSON

    An offshore trip could be anywhere between 40 to 150 nautical miles dock to dock.

    Based on the current prices for gas, bait, ice, the size of the boat and motor(s) the cost per angler could be $50.00 to $150.00. This of course depends on the number of anglers aboard, the number of engines and horse power, the seas and how much gas was used for the trip.

    The cost for gas per angler will be determined by the captain/owner of the boat at the end of the fishing trip.  In addition to the gas, anglers should also divide the cost of bait, ice, etc. It is also important to help the captain/owner clean the boat.  

    BACKWATER GUIDELINES: $20 TO $30 PER PERSON

    A typical backwater boat will get 3 to 4 miles per gallon. A typical backwater trip is 20 40 miles door to door. Using the same costs the day range is $30 to $50. Backwater boats are usually 2 fishermen   including the owner for a $20 to $30 per fisherman cost.

    Adjustments must be made for buying Bait (Shrimp) and Ice for Backwater trips. Talk it over with the Captain as to what he wants you to bring. On local short trips, 3 Dozen shrimp and 20 LBS of Ice can often cover the cost of Gas

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    Last updated on Sunday, December 01, 2013