Friday, September 12, 2014

Writing About Charter Trips

I don't mind charter boats or even head boats.  You just relax and fish.  That's a great thing.  But it's hard to actually sit down and write about the trip, because all of the thought, strategy, and preparation for the fishing trip was done by someone else.   So, what to make of the story?

I've figured out that the story is whatever the conversation was about during the fishing trip.  With so many charter trips focused on work-related networking, though, there's not a lot of stuff worth sharing.

Recently, I was out on such a trip, out of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland on the Semper Fidelis III.  It was great, and there were some notable people onboard from the conservation community.  We put fish in the boat early, and ultimately limited out on rockfish.  We caught a ton of bluefish as well, always rushing in to steal the bait before the rockfish can get around to eating.   All in all, a fun trip, and completed by 2pm.  Live lining spot in the upper Chesapeake Bay...that's pretty much the story!







1 comment:

Wolfy said...

Nice trip recap, Kirk. Wish I'd have known you were there - I live about 10 minutes from the dock!