Be The Type Of Fisherman You'd Want To "Hook-Up" With

*Turn Ons

  • Offering to help drive the boat.
  • Sharing hook ups. After all, there's plenty of fish in the sea.
  • A surprise Treat or something (food for example) for the crew to munch on.
  • Be On Time! Nobody likes to wait for "Sleepy Head", so shuffle aboard.
  • Current "valid" Fishing Permits.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Bring your own gear, or at least ask to borrow whatever's needed BEFORE you hit the high seas.
  • Sharing "ALL" costs equally. Bait, fuel, ice, lunch, etc...
  • Clean up - soooo much quicker if 'everybody' pitches in.
  • Anglers with energy.

*Turn Offs

  • "Sorry, I'm busy fishing."
  • "Mine, mine, mine!" Doing the locomotive dance! Pushing fellow anglers to grab the pole.
  • "I already ate."
  • "I'm full."
  • Late... No Show... No Call. Come on - you've got a cell phone!
  • I forgot "Don't worry, we won't get boarded."
  • 'Crab-Apple' = 'Complainer' - 'Whiner' - Would you like cheese with that?
  • Assuming that it's okay to 'grab' somebody elses gear.
  • 'Penny - Pinchers'
  • No help. "I'm tired." "Hey I paid for gas, bait, etc..."
  • Slug - Boy.


  • The Captain gets a nap on the way home!
  • Just relax - take a chill pill. Maybe take two.
  • Something homemade - but a bucket of chicken from the Colonel will do!
  • Perhaps show up 10 minutes early, ready to Rock 'n Roll.
  • Having 'both' - valid U.S. and Mexican permits.
  • Having your personal comedian on board.
  • "Hey you, at the Tackle Shop, how about one of those purple feathers for the Captain!"
  • Sharing the bigger costs - Coming from L.A.? Truck fuel, oil, etc. If you're a 'regular' on board, a couple of $$ for boat maintenance/repairs REALLY helps a lot.
  • Maybe get together 'one day' and help do a 'full detail-job' on the vessel, inside and out.
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to make the best of EVERY situation.

    Just a few thoughts on ways to make for a much more enjoyable trip for all on board.
    For more tips, tricks and ways to be as prepared as possible for your next off-shore adventure, be sure to peruse the entire site. We're confident you'll find many things to help you achieve all of your fishing goals.
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