Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We have answers. Please use our Frequently Asked Questions page below to get up to speed.
Still, have questions? No problem. You can contact us here with any questions you may have.

What type of trips do you offer?

We offer inshore flats fishing or offshore deep sea fishing. We do full, 3/4 or half day trips. Night trips are also available if the tide is right.

  • Half Day – 4 Hours
  • 3/4 day – 6 Hours
  • Full Day – 8 Hours
  • Night trip – 3 Hours

Note: We only offer Private Charters. There is no one else on your charter except you, the guests you invite, and your Captain. Offshore trips can accommodate up to 4 people, depending on the boat we are using, and the specifies of fish we are targeting. Flats charters are generally a max of 2 people.

How do I book a trip?

Call Gabe at (616) 889-2584
Send an email to gabe_nyblad@yahoo.com

Contact us directly and we will work with you to make it happen! We want to know the specific date you would like to reserve, any special requests you may have, and we need to collect a deposit for your trip.

When booking a trip, we require a $200 deposit to confirm your date(s). You can pay securely online using PayPal, or Venmo. Checks are also accepted and we’ll let you know where to send it.

Do I tip the fishing guide?

Yes, it is customary (and greatly appreciated) to tip the captain 20% of the total trip cost.

Why do you require a booking?

We need to confirm your date(s) and fishing goals. We also must confirm total costs, review our cancellation policy, and agree where we can meet on the days of your trip. By making a deposit, you agree to the terms and the payments owed.

What do we do about bad weather?

We monitor the weather every day. We never place of our clients in a dangerous situation, but we do often fish in the rain. Always bring a rain jacket just in case.

Can I extend the charter while on the water?

If we have availability, yes. We are often booking multiple trips in one day so we may not be able to oblige you (even if we want to).

How far in advance should I make my reservation?

Make your reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure you get the dates you want. Most of our clients book the same week(s) a year in advance.
Keep in mind we are almost always booked, so the dates you want may already be filled. We will work with you to come up with a plan that is mutually agreeable. If we cannot, we can also connect you with another guide we trust.

Are there any additional surcharges for fuel or bait?

No, there are NO surcharges for fuel or bait. We have it all covered for you. We use the bait that is required to catch the species of fish you are targeting. We do charge a 3% processing fee for PayPal and Venmo for the final trip balance.

What is your cancellation policy?

A deposit of $200 per day reserves your spot. Due to high demand, deposits are not returned if a cancellation is made. Although not required, you may want to look into trip cancellation insurance. We recommend www.csatravelprotection.com.

Are There Bathrooms On The Boats?

No. We are one with nature on the boats!

Do you guarantee we will catch fish?

Are you kidding me? No one can do that but the Lord Almighty. Weather and the fishes attitudes are out of our control.
However, we can guarantee we will give it 100%. And we have been doing this for 20+ years, so you stand a great chance to catch fish.

Do I need a fishing license?

No. Fishing licenses and permits are included.

What gear do I need?

We provide top quality fly-fishing, spin and conventional gear. Your fishing License is covered under our Vessel Permit. Ice Cold Cooler. Quality Digital Photos, Bait, Hand Tied Flies, Leader, Terminal Tackle, Lures and all other fishing gear is supplied. If you want to fish your own gear, let us know and we’ll discuss details to make sure you’re properly geared for the conditions. Your fishing License is covered under our Vessel Permit. Ice Cold Cooler with water, Quality Digital Photos, Bait, Hand Tied Flies, Leader, Terminal Tackle, Lures and all other fishing gear is supplied. If you want to fish your own gear, let us know and we’ll discuss details to make sure you’re properly geared for the conditions.

Do I need to bring anything else?

Yes. We have all of the fishing gear you need but you should bring the following:

  • Sunscreen – apply 1 hour before boarding and reapply as needed.
  • Sunglasses – Polarized lenses are best for fishing.
  • Hat – a secure hat with good shade protection.
  • Shoes – non-marking soled shoes that can get wet and will hold up in rough waters (should we experience them).
  • Food and Drink – see below in “Should I bring food & drinks?” for more details.
  • Camera – this one is a must!
  • Rain Gear – just in case bring a good rain jacket.
  • Long Sleeve Shirt – to give you additional sun protection.
  • Seasickness medication – bring non-drowsy medicine if you are prone to seasickness. Please consult your physician.

Please do not bring Illegal drugs, contraband or GPS/Loran type devices.

Should I bring food & drinks?

Yes. Bring whatever you want to eat or drink, and we can store in ice in one of our coolers.

What do I do about seasickness?

We suggest you take an over the counter motion sickness medication the evening before and again on the morning of the charter. Please consult your physician for their expert advice. You should also get rest the evening before and do not overindulge.

Do I need to bring a cooler?

No. We will accommodate your drinks and food in one of our coolers and your fish in another. We suggest you do have a cooler with ice in your vehicle for any fish you wish to take home.

Can I bring alcohol?

Yes. You can bring as much as you want but it can only to be consumed by adults over 21 years of age. We mandate that our guests drink responsibly. Please be advised that consumption of alcohol will limit your casting abilities and the activities we will allow you to do on our charters.

Can we keep the fish that we catch?

Yes. You are legally allowed to keep the fish you catch that are within the species with size limits and seasons. These change and vary throughout the year.