A “catch boat” charter fishing experience is very different from individual lake fishing or even going out on the ocean with a few buddies. Although it’s not fishing by yourself or with people you know, many fishers make the most of it and often, they have a lot of fun.
A fishing charter in Hawaii is a “keep your catch boat,” meaning every single fish caught among the group is cut up, bagged and shared with everyone, regardless of who caught the fish. In some ways, that may seem unfair, but the following are a few reasons fishers participate in charter fishing:
- It’s a shared experience: Whether you’re a newcomer to fishing or you’ve fished for decades, a catch boat charter is a great experience. When you’ve fished for decades and some of the fish you’ve caught goes to others, it may seem like you’re getting the short end of the stick. But really, old veteran fishers get to share their spoils and also their talent with the new fishers. It’s a great way for new and old fishers to connect and share tips as well as just get to know each other and establish new friendships. On the other end, new fishers get to tag along in the experience and bring home some of the treasure even if they don’t catch anything. It’s a great way for them to practice the art of fishing with veterans around.
- All the prep is done: The great thing about a charter experience is that cutting the fish and splitting it and basically getting it ready for you to take home to cook or grill or whatever, is all done for you. The crew of the catch boat charter in Hawaii does it at no extra cost to you, but tips are also appreciated and often given. It’s such an advantage to have someone do it for you right before you get off the boat, and at no charge. Otherwise, you’d have to go through the town or village in Hawaii that you most likely don’t know very well and try to find someone to do it for you.
- All the little things are done as well: A charter experience means you have little to worry about besides catching fish and honestly just showing up. Bringing the boat and getting it out into the water is up to the captain and crew. In addition, many places that offer charter experiences will provide all the equipment for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about remembering all of your equipment or purchasing the equipment if you don’t already own the correct equipment.
A charter experience is a great way to go about fishing if you’re new or never fished before. On a charter boat, you have a better chance of catching a fish, and many businesses make sure that they give you the instruction needed to do so. Whether you’re a new or old fisher, a great fishing charter in Hawaii can be found at Sea Wife Charters in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.