Fishing on the ocean is always exciting because you never know what you may actually catch or see. On this page we will discuss how to best enjoy your day on the water.
What You Should Bring on Board
Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat as the sun's rays are more intense while on the water. Sun and wind burns can even occur on overcast days.
A lunch along with plenty of water and soft drinks. Dehydration happens quickly on the water, so it is important to drink plenty of fluids while at sea. Alcoholic beverages do more harm than good. Crackers and "munchy" type foods containing salt are a good choice as well.
The Lady Diane is an open boat and therefore you should dress in layers for warmth and bring foul weather gear including rubber boots (or krocks), especially on all offshore charters. Even on sunny days sea spray can get you wet.
Be sure to bring all medications that your doctor has prescribed for you. If you have any special medical needs be sure to inform the Captain prior to your departure from the dock.
Personal fishing gear (if you wish) that is appropriate for the species being targeted. If you are in doubt, ask the Captain for his advice.
If you are prone to sea sickness, medication should be taken one hour prior to leaving the dock and retaken as required. Once the symptoms have appeared it is too late. Prior to your departure , avoid meals with greasy foods or indulging in heavy drinking. A good night's rest prior to an early morning departure is especially wise.
A camera for those pictures of your trophy catches.
A positive attitude and good sense of humor!
What to leave on the dock!
Large fish coolers should be left in you vehicle. Deck space is at a premium on board.
All GPS devices are prohibited on board the Lady Diane. Be advised that cell phones will not work in the areas we fish offshore. The Lady Diane is equipped with a satellite phone which may be used in the event of an emergency.
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