WHAT TO BRING AND FAQ
What To Bring:
- Sandwiches, snacks and beverages
- Suitable clothing for season and rain gear
- Soft-soled shoes only (for your safety and protection of boat finish)
- Camera, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen
- Seasick medication, if needed
- One cooler per party for transport of fish to cleaning location and/or home - (Boat has two large coolers, one for food and the other for fish)
- Ohio fishing license (required) – Canadian fishing license (needed if trip is scheduled for Canadian waters)
- Notes: Extra fishing line is available on the boat/No glass bottles allowed on boat/No hard liquor
Q May I bring children on a charter?
A Yes, usually children around 8 years of age or older can handle this type of fishing adventure.
Q Will we fish if the weather is cold, rainy, or choppy?
A Yes, provided it is safe (captain’s decision). Some of the best catches come in inclement weather.
Q Do you troll?
A Not normally. Generally, most clients do not like this method of fishing.
Q What is the start time for charters?
A The trip usually starts a little after daybreak, depending on the time of year.
Q What is the best rod, reel and line size? Captain provides Rod, Reel and Lures for customers.
A A 5 ½ to 6 foot medium action IM6 or & graphite rod with a quality spinning reel spooled with a quality 8-10 pound test is best. Captain Bob uses Trilene Vanish or FineLine.
Q How do we get our fish cleaned?
A There are several fish cleaning services in the area, The closest is about a mile from the dock. Also, you can clean them yourself using the fish cleaning area at the marina. Executive charters include fish cleaning.
Q Do you practice “Catch and Release” for Smallmouth Bass?
A Yes, we support the concept of “Catch and Release”, however, we also understand that some clients enjoy eating Smallmouth Bass.
Q How much equipment do I need to bring?
A A rod and reel and a handful of lures and terminal tackle in a small plastic tackle box is about all you need. Captain Bob has extra rods and lures, if needed.
Q How long is the boat ride?
A Once we leave the harbor, it usually takes about 30-45 minutes to arrive at the fishing area.
Q How do I acquire Ohio and/or Canadian Fishing Licenses?
A Go to the Licenses Tab for more information.
Q What about crossing the US/Canadian border?
A If we do not touch land, and you have a Canadian fishing license, you do not have to have a passport. If we are only fishing Canadian waters, an Ohio license is not needed. All individuals entering Canada must be in good standing with law enforcement (no outstanding warrants/not on parole/probation/no pending or uncleared DUIs). If you have any questions about Canadian entry, you should contact Canadian customs 800-715-2075