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General FAQs:

What should I wear?
Wear clothes that are comfortable, and you don't mind getting dirty. Check the weather forecast, keeping in mind it is usually cooler on the water. Like my father used to say,"You can always take it off, but if you don't have it you can't put it on." I also recommend wearing sneakers or close-toed shoes, and in the cooler months rubber boots are always good.

Can I bring food and beverages?
We do sell snacks, sodas, and waters onboard. You can also bring a small cooler with your own food and drinks. I would recommend bringing a sandwich or small lunch. There is a restaurant on location if you would like to get breakfast before the trip, lunch after we dock, or something to go to bring for the trip.
We do NOT allow hard liquor on the boat, but a few beers is fine!
We have a family atmosphere, and as such do NOT tolerate belligerent passengers!

Where do I park?
The Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor has an abundance of free parking.

What do I do with my fish after I catch them?
We will take care of your fish, and will give you a mark such as one slice on the tail or a slice on the left cheek etc. The only thing we ask is that you remember your mark as we cannot keep track when there is a lot of people, and a lot of fish coming over the rail. At the end of the trip the deckhands will fillet your catch, and put it in a plastic bag ready to take home and eat. Ice is recommended to put your fillets on for the ride home. There is also a bait shop at the harbor that sells ice if you don't have any.

What if I have never fished before?
The deckhands onboard are there to help you, and they will do their best to try and teach you how to catch some fish.
Remember the deckhands are like the waitors of the sea, and they do work for tips. So if they take care of you please take care of them.

FAQs for Spring/Fall Striped Bass:

What type of rod and reel should I bring?
I recommend something you can cast if you can't cast a conventional reel then you should bring a spinning reel as they are really easy to cast. A 6'-7' medium action rod is ideal. As far as line goes I recommend ANDE pink monofilament 20lb-30lb test. We do allow braided line onboard, but it is not necessary or recommended. It is very important that you check your line, if it is old get rid of it, and put on new line. This is especially necessary during the Magic Hour Big Bass trips where you will have a good chance of catching a trophy striper in the 40lb-50lb class. You wouldn't believe how many people come out with old line, and break fish off. If your drag is set right, and you have a new line that should never happen! We sell all the right rigs and lures that you will need onboard so don't go out to your local tackle shop and start buying all kinds of tackle you won't need.

What if I don't own any fishing equipment?
We rent fishing poles onboard:
Conventional reel setup - $5
Spinning rod - $10
Keep in mind if you lose the conventional rod the replacement cost is $100, and if you lose a spinning rod the replacement cost is $200 so make sure you hold on tight! When we are bait fishing all bait is included. When we are jigging the rod rental comes with a lure. If you lose the lure you must buy another one to replace it.

FAQs for Summer Fluke:

What type of rod and reel should I bring?
A light to medium action rod. A conventional rod is fine as casting is not necessary. A 12lb-30lb test line is best. You can use a braided line, but it is not recommended or needed. We have rigs, hooks, swivels, etc. for sale onboard.

What about bait?
We provide spearing, a fluke favorite. For the past few years the latest trend in fluke fishing is an artifical bait called Gulp, which we also sell onboard if you would like to give it a try. If you use bucktails then bring your own as we don't sell those on the boat.

What if I don't own any fishing equipment?
We rent fishing poles onboard:
Conventional reel setup - $5
Spinning rod - $10
Keep in mind if you lose the conventional rod the replacement cost is $100, and if you lose a spinning rod the replacement cost is $200 so make sure you hold on tight! When we are bait fishing all bait is included.