Having the right fishing charter is the first step to getting the most out of your fishing trip experience. However, finding the perfect fishing charter can be quite challenging, especially for someone who hasn't done it before. To get the ideal fishing charter, you will have to narrow down your options. This guide will help you with that.
Look at the Type of Fishing You Intend to Do
First, decide the kind of fishing you want to be doing and the type of fish you are going after. Different charters are designed for different kinds of fishing as well as fish species. For instance, a charter for an inshore trip will not be the same as one for an offshore trip.
The type of fish also plays a significant role because some fish species will only be found at given times of the year. Having this information beforehand will help you find the most suitable fishing charter for your trip.
Consider the Group Size
The number of people going fishing with you will determine not only the type of boat to charter but also the size. You will definitely need a large-sized boat for a large group of people.
However, what's more significant when considering group size is whether to choose a private charter or a shared charter. If you have a considerably large group of people, a private charter is the ideal choice although it will cost you more. If you are alone, then a shared charter is the perfect option. You simply join other passengers on the charter.
Sometimes you may find split charters where different groups share the costs of a private charter. This works if you have a relatively small group of people where hiring a private charter would be quite expensive. Overall, a private charter is generally going to be more expensive than a shared charter. If you want a more intimate and personal time fishing, choose a private charter with just your group of friends.
Know the Fishing Policy
To avoid disappointments and inconveniences, you should find out the policy of the company renting you the charter concerning fishing. Usually, there will be two major policies: catch and release and catch and keep. For some charters, you may be allowed to keep the fish as your property while for others part or all of the catch is sold. For some, you only catch and release the fish. Find out what you want and choose the right charter for it.