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    Re: Hitch Hikers Creed

    This is something new .... I didn't know there was such a thing as this. I don't have a boat but would love to go out

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    Re: Hitch Hikers Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    Kevin, you know I don't feel like I am fishing if I don't loose a little gear while fishing. If you were on my boat I wouldn't mind, and I always carry spares. It is part of the deal for the day to have to replace stuff, remember the Tuffa...........Jetspray
    yes, the tuffa in pyramid has a lot of balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fish_junky View Post
    Really good write up Seon. If I go with someone I try to be a half hour early to offer help with loading or anything else they may need with there rig. I always bring my own gear and lunch. If I loose or break the Captains gear I feel bad and rather loose or break my own. Splitting all expenses is a normal thing for me and I believe is only fare. After a trip I always offer help to clean the boat and put away gear.
    Kevin, you know I don't feel like I am fishing if I don't loose a little gear while fishing. If you were on my boat I wouldn't mind, and I always carry spares. It is part of the deal for the day to have to replace stuff, remember the Tuffa...........Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Hitch Hikers Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by Seon View Post
    It's been a couple of years since I posted this and being that it's the start of fishing season, I thought I'd share this again.

    Some Skippers live and die by the 5 Minute Rule. Whether meeting at the dock or somewhere else if you’re more than 5 minutes late then you might miss the boat. Best to show up early because to show up late is rude, and don't be surprised if you are left at the dock. NOTE the 5-minute rule!

    Ask ahead of time what gear you need and what you should bring. Some Skipper has plenty of gear while others only have enough for themselves. Some Skipper like to run a certain set up, and would prefer you use their gear.

    Ask ahead of time if there is anything else the Skipper need you to bring or pick up: bait, extra tackle, ice, drinks, etc.

    Help out where you can (some Skipper have a routine, and don't want your help or they are afraid they will miss a strap, plug, bumper, etc where as other guys will let you do anything): straps, plugs, wash down, cleaning, stowing away gear, whatever. Don't know? Then just ask. They'll let you know where you can pitch in

    At the end of the day don't wait to be asked to pitch in. Have the money in hand and ready to pay.

    Always offer to split the cost, it’s his/her option whether to accept it or not, depending on your circumstances.

    If the Skipper has to ask you to share the expenses and help clean up then most likely you won’t be invited back.

    If you pay and then snivel about it, you probably won’t ever be invited again, regardless.


    At the end of the day, ask if there is anything else that needs to be done.

    Don't forget to say “Thank You”.
    Great info, Kind of a shame you have to remind/tell grown adults how to act or use there common sence ya know

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    Re: Hitch Hikers Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by monkey916 View Post
    anybody want to sticky this one... and seon's other hitch hiker one...? or sticky it in the hitch hiker spot... really good info...
    Boom you ask and you shall receive.

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    Re: Hitch Hikers Creed

    Really good write up Seon. If I go with someone I try to be a half hour early to offer help with loading or anything else they may need with there rig. I always bring my own gear and lunch. If I loose or break the Captains gear I feel bad and rather loose or break my own. Splitting all expenses is a normal thing for me and I believe is only fare. After a trip I always offer help to clean the boat and put away gear.

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    Re: Hitch Hikers Creed

    anybody want to sticky this one... and seon's other hitch hiker one...? or sticky it in the hitch hiker spot... really good info...
    " Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it ". - Norman Maclean.

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    If you fish with someone else you really don't know it is a good idea to have a full wallet, and your own PFD (one that fits you). As far as gear I agree, you don't want to fish a leadcore set-up with a guy who has downriggers and fishes 20 ft setbacks to roll around bait balls (leadcore starts by colors and it is congruent with long setbacks thus tying up lines in a heartbeat). The other is to carry what you want to eat/drink onboard (this does not include booze on most boats, remember if something happens to the skipper you don't want to pilot a boat drunk/stoned/stupid). ............Jetspray
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    Hitch Hikers Creed

    All good info. I also think there's an obligation on the captain to let everyone know what needs to be done, what it costs, etc etc.

    A lot of people that don't own boats don't know what it takes and the only way they learn is if the captain provides info.


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    good stuff seon..
    " Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it ". - Norman Maclean.

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