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United States: 7344 fishing charters available
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Fort Lauderdale
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trips from US $450
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Cortez
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trips from US $475
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St. Petersburg
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trips from US $450
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Mount Pleasant
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trips from US $500
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Fort Lauderdale
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trips from US $450
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Daytona Beach
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trips from US $289
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St. Petersburg
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trips from US $600
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Holmes Beach
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trips from US $600
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Miami Beach
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trips from US $850
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Santa Rosa Beach
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in United States are: Full list of top fishing charters in United States

The average price for a private 4 hour United States fishing trip is US $599, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,091 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in United States that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in United States provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in United States are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in United States are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $553
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $526
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $775
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,014

Fishing in United States

Some of the best fishing in the world can be found in the United States. No matter your age, sex, or race, fishing in USA waters will provide a memorable trip for all. The locales, species, and skills needed to land your dream fish are as varied as the people who call this country home.

US Fishing Spots

What fish you’re after will heavily influence where you decide to go. The US is surrounded by the North Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico, each creating the perfect conditions for a variety of species offshore. Inland, lakes, rivers, bay, estuaries, and more make freshwater fishing some of the best in the world. Below are some of the top spots you should add to your American fishing dream!

East Coast

The East Coast looks out onto the North Atlantic, and benefits from the warmer waters coming up from the Gulf Stream. Along the coast are popular cities, and even inshore you’ll find tourist destinations that still have excellent river and lake fishing. When you’re not taking in a show on Broadway or visiting the Statue of Liberty, head to the Salmon River in NY for some incredible fly fishing.

Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is America’s largest estuary, with 46 principal rivers and streams. These brackish waters are perfect for Striped Bass (aka Rockfish in the Northeast). Try the Crab, and fish from Annapolis for Bluefish, Mackerel, and Striped Bass.

Cape Cod

The warm protected waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is where you’ll want to go to catch your fill of Bluefin Tuna. Head out of Stellwagen Bank, north of the cape, for your best chance of reeling in this fish – only a few miles out and you can begin your fishing adventure. Use trolling and jigging techniques for best effect. Striped Bass fishing is also very popular here, as well as Bluefish and Black Seabass.

Outer Banks

These barrier islands are found along the coast of North Carolina and are the closest landmass to the continental shelf in North America. Top catches here include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Striped Bass, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. The ride to the Gulf Stream can be as little as 15 minutes! If inshore fishing is more your speed, you can target Trout, Seabass, Flounder, and more.

West Coast

The West Coast looks out onto the North Pacific Ocean. The fishing changes dramatically from north to south, due to the influence of the surrounding waters, such as the California Current running from British Columbia down to the Baja California Peninsula.

Oregon

The Columbia River winds its way through Oregon and Washington State. This is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. Head out of Tillamook, Astoria, or Coos Bay to find huge Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and Sturgeon, as well as King and Coho Salmon. In August, head to the Buoy 10 fishery in Astoria for excellent Salmon and Steelhead fishing.

Washington

In Washington, head to the Strait of San Juan de Fuca for some huge Halibut. With over 3,000 miles of shoreline, you’ll be able to get your lines in the water pronto! Puget Sound and Lake Sammamish are other top locales to target Pink Salmon, King Salmon, Dolly Varden, Brown Trout, Lingcod. On the Pacific Coast, you can also target Albacore Tuna in the summer.

California

When not visiting Disneyland or the Universal Studios, try fishing in these great waters both inshore and offshore. Southern California offers Striped Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Thresher Shark, and more, much like the species found in the Gulf of Mexico. Inshore fishing includes Halibut, as well as Lingcod, Pacific Barracuda, California Sheephead, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Halfway up the coast, the fishing changes dramatically – in Northern California, cooler waters offer fishing very similar to that of Oregon and Washington.

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico offers fantastic deep sea fishing. You’ll head out into these warm waters and fish around the oil rigs offshore. Top oil rigs you’ll be fishing around include Thunderhorse, Mars, Elf, and Ursa.

Texas

Texas is known for excellent offshore fishing, accessible from Corpus Christi, Galveston, Freeport, Rockport, and Port Aransas. Red Snapper is your primary target, here. Further inland, you’ll be reeling in Speckled Trout and Redfish. Try your hand at gigging for Flounder here too.

New Orleans

Redfish can be caught in New Orleans year-round, and boy do they get big! Sight fish for them, or try fly fishing. When freshwater fishing, you’ll be catching Perch, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and more in the lagoons. Top spots to head to include Lake Borgne, Black Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, and the City Park.

And Let’s Not Forget Florida!

The most southern point of the East Coast is this fishing Mecca! Florida is the place for sportfishing in the US. Leaving from Destin, you can target Amberjack and Grouper, or head further out for Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. You have many locales to choose from, inshore and offshore, such as the Panhandle, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Kissimmee, and many more.

Freshwater

Freshwater fishing can be done all around the US, but for the best fishing, you’ll want to head to the Great Lakes in the north. Lake Superior is the largest of the lakes – try ice fishing here during winter. Lake Huron has the longest coastline, and Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Carp, and Walleye can be caught in various places along it. Lake Michigan is popular and great for Coho Salmon. Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, but great for Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead. In Lake Erie, it’s all about the Walleye. This is where you’ll most likely catch the biggest fish!

Off The Mainland

Alaska

If you're fishing in Alaska,  odds are you’ll be fishing the Kenai River, from Cooper Landing to Cook Inlet. This top fishery produces gigantic King Salmon, as well as Humpback Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden.

Hawaii

Aloha amazing fishing! At the opposite end of the map, Hawaii offers completely opposite fishing opportunities to Alaska. It’s hard to not catch a Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, or Yellowfin Tuna here. Other species that regularly inhabit these waters include Albacore Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Trevally, Snapper, and Barracuda.

Fishing Tips

  • Fishing is a pastime as old as time itself, so of course there are a few legends attached to it. Keep your bananas at home when on a fishing trip – it’s a widely held belief that bananas are unlucky and will prevent you from catching fish!

  • Fishing with a guide will help you get the most out of your trip, and give you the best chance of landing your dream catch. They know the top spots and how to navigate even the trickiest of waters.

  • These waters all hold a variety of species. Keep a mix of lures and baits in your tackle box – you’ll be able to swiftly change tactics and target a different fish if needed.

Need to Know

There’s something to fish for year round in America, you just need to know where to go, and be up for fishing on the ice in winter!

Regulations

Regulations across the USA vary from state to state. You may need to buy a license before your trip, or your captain will have one for you already. Always check the latest information for each state. In federal waters, you'll usually need an additional license.

If fishing out of Southern California: Deep sea trips out of San Diego often require a passport and Mexican fishing permit (some captains cover the permit).

For world-class fishing and endless opportunities to catch your trophy fish, you have to go fishing in US waters. Each location offers you different species, with a special technique to catch them. There is so much to discover when fishing here!

United States Fishing Seasons

January

In New York State, join in the Winter Classic Fishing Tournament – open on all types of water, enter your catch into seven categories to win big!

February

Sailfishing is great in Florida now. On the West Coast, Largemouth Bass and Walleye are biting.

March

In New Orleans, don’t miss out on the Big Bass Fishing Rodeo! Join in the Billfish Tournament in Miami – will you catch the biggest Marlin?

April

All over the US the fisheries are heating up. Inshore or offshore, you’ll find lots of action out on the water

May

The Florida Keys Dolphin Tournament is a highlight this month – don’t worry, Dolphin fish is the other name for Mahi Mahi.

June

In Vermont, join in the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby – the largest fishing derby in America.

 
July

Are you a fly fishing aficionado? Then the Del Brown Permit Tournament in Florida is for you!

August

August is a great month for fishing across the US. Spend the week at White Marlin Open in Maryland –the largest pro tournament in the world!

September

Lake Kenai is great this month for Coho Salmon and Steelhead. You can also catch Halibut and Lingcod offshore.

October

October is all about the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Put this on your calendar and join in the fun down in Florida.

November

The Salmon River in NY offers good fishing for Coho and Chinook this month, and excellent fishing for Rainbow Trout.

December

You’ll find plenty of ice fishing this month. Head to Lake Ontario’s Lake Simcoe, or Winnebago lake in Wisconsin. Or warm up in Hawaii!

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What anglers said about fishing in United States

If fishing inshore or nearshore, bring bug repellant as the gnats can be a bit much to deal with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If fishing inshore or nearshore, bring bug repellant as the gnats can be a bit much to deal with.
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Patience on a cold morning in February but as soon as it starts to warm up be ready
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience on a cold morning in February but as soon as it starts to warm up be ready
Grass Flats Charters
Grass Flats Charters
February: fish during low tide, make sure to listen to the captain’s recommendations on technique. We fished on a sunny day. Was cool and windy but not cold so dress accordingly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February: fish during low tide, make sure to listen to the captain’s recommendations on technique. We fished on a sunny day. Was cool and windy but not cold so dress accordingly
Barrier Island Fishing Charters
Barrier Island Fishing Charters
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Have patience and trust you're captain. You may know what you're talking about but these guys live on the rivers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have patience and trust you're captain. You may know what you're talking about but these guys live on the rivers
Manistee River Fishing Company
Manistee River Fishing Company
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Mike is an amazing captain you tell him what you are looking to do and he will make it happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mike is an amazing captain you tell him what you are looking to do and he will make it happen!
All Points Guide Service – 26'
All Points Guide Service – 26'
This was our first time fishing hawaii we had deep sea fished in tofino BC and Cancun this ocean is easily rougher make sure to take something for sea sickness before going. Would still do it again though
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing hawaii we had deep sea fished in tofino BC and Cancun this ocean is easily rougher make sure to take something for sea sickness before going. Would still do it again though
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Hold that pole, bites come fast and hard and if you’re not ready, you’ll miss fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hold that pole, bites come fast and hard and if you’re not ready, you’ll miss fish.
Castndreamz Fishing
Castndreamz Fishing
The weather was great while we were out fishing. The waves were smooth. It was nice being out on the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great while we were out fishing. The waves were smooth. It was nice being out on the boat!
Grand Slam Charters
Grand Slam Charters
I would recommend contacting captain Tim. Dress in layers. Have your phone ready for pictures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend contacting captain Tim. Dress in layers. Have your phone ready for pictures.
Tim Loftis Fishing
Tim Loftis Fishing
Pack a lunch, sunblock, and lots of water. If you have motion sickness get some scopalmine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack a lunch, sunblock, and lots of water. If you have motion sickness get some scopalmine
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!
She’s Way Out There Charters
She’s Way Out There Charters
Be flexible. Mike and Josh know what they are doing and will got you on fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. Mike and Josh know what they are doing and will got you on fish
Island Time Family Charters
Island Time Family Charters
Weather is a little unpredictable in February but this has to be expected. You have to be open minded to the fact that the fish may not necessarily be in abundance of catching. But that is pretty normal in a sport like this considering the weather/temperature this time of year! I would still recommend it though, because why not? Especially if you want to enjoy the time on a boat and doing something you love.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is a little unpredictable in February but this has to be expected. You have to be open minded to the fact that the fish may not necessarily be in abundance of catching. But that is pretty normal in a sport like this considering the weather/temperature this time of year! I would still recommend it though, because why not? Especially if you want to enjoy the time on a boat and doing something you love.
Gone Fishing Charters
Gone Fishing Charters
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
The trip was on calm water, because the Captain communicated prior to the trip and adjusted the trio time. We caught many fish throughout the day, most were undersized but it was a great day and we were always catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The trip was on calm water, because the Captain communicated prior to the trip and adjusted the trio time. We caught many fish throughout the day, most were undersized but it was a great day and we were always catching fish.
Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters
Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters
Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
A private charter is definitely the way to go, and Cody was the best! We’ve tried a few different charters and the experience with Captain Cody was by far our best experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A private charter is definitely the way to go, and Cody was the best! We’ve tried a few different charters and the experience with Captain Cody was by far our best experience.
Captain Cody's Charters
Captain Cody's Charters

How did anglers rate fishing charters in United States?

Grass Flats Charters
Grass Flats Charters
Fishing charter in Steinhatchee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
The morning started kind of slow but Capt. Conner was able to get us on fish throughout the morning. Don’t let his young age fool you he has a lot of experience and he works hard to make it a great day. We limited out on trout with a few flounder thrown in for good measure. I would and will recommend Capt. Connor to anyone who asks. Thanks again for a good time.
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Great day Captain was great Caught good amount of fish Looking forward to doing it again
Jay  B.
Jay B.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Our guide knew the river very well and he put us on fish that was up to us to catch which we did. Great experience and Captain Joe was very good
Javan  Y.
Javan Y.
Charley's Fishing Charters
Charley's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jensen Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Charley was a lot of fun to fish with and great with our kids. We caught to of fish and had a blast all around.
Eric  H.
Eric H.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
So much action today with Brent and his crew! And to top it off, whales, dolphins, turtles, plus a full rainbow!!!! Super epic morning! The crew were super friendly and made us feel right at home, plus Brent was a wealth of information about local facts and history. We loved it and can’t wait for our next trip with Reel Escapes!
Lindsay  B.
Lindsay B.
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Fishing charter in Waianae
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain trex and crew were very helpful and informative about deep sea fishing. Even got to see Dolphins and Whales was an extra on the trip.
Russel  G.
Russel G.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Epic trip from beginning to end. Rainbows, turtles, dolphins, fish, and breaching whales… couldn’t ask for anything more. Captain and crew were a joy to spend time with as well. Looking forward to the next time already!
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B.
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
Crew is great company and works hard to keep fish biting and getting the cooler filled
Travis  H.
Travis H.
Capt. Zach's Charters
Capt. Zach's Charters
Fishing charter in Savannah
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Zach is very knowledgeable about the area waters, is pleasant to fish with, and best of all he put us on the fish. Great trip!
Ron  R.
Ron R.
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
A buddy and I took our 11 year old daughters out today with Captain Dylan. We caught more than enough fish to keep the smiles going all afternoon. Both girls are absolutely hooked and can’t wait to go again. The trip was definitely an adventure that none of us will ever forget!
Brian  A.
Brian A.
Chances R Fishing Charters
Chances R Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Chances Fishing Charter ! Rob was very professional and has a lot of knowledge about fishing and we caught a lot of fish that we were able to keep and he filet once we were back at the marina for us . Definitely highly recommend booking a fishing tour with him , we are already looking forward going back fishing again🎣🐟
Hannah  M.
Hannah M.
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Even though we had a slow day, we still had fun and enjoyed the ride and the fun knowledge that was shared.
Jenny  R.
Jenny R.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Diego will put you on the fish. Very knowledgeable and fun. STAY FISHY!!
Matt  R.
Matt R.
Born And Raised Charters
Born And Raised Charters
Fishing charter in Goodland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Fun morning of fishing with Tyler! Caught a variety of fish and kept us entertained!
Thad  B.
Thad B.
Cast Out’ Fishing Charters
Cast Out’ Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orlando
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
We caught lots of fish and even caught a giant black drum. Well worth the money and I would do it again. We caught many different species
Michael  O.
Michael O.
Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Casselberry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
First rate Captain! Knowledgeable and courteous, Caught fish and shared stories. Would highly recommend.
Tim  F.
Tim F.
South Florida Sportfishing
South Florida Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(178 reviews)
Captain Dave and Ted are some of the nicest people anyone could meet. We caught only one fish on a day where nobody was catching anything. They exhausted every technique and trick to help us catch. We had a great day regardless and would recommend them highly
Tim  G.
Tim G.
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
My son is visiting from Chicago. We tried booking with captain Dalton and were confirmed within hours. The captain was courteous, informative and sincerely interested in making our trip out memorable. Next time my daughters are in town we will see the captain again!!
Perry  F.
Perry F.
Second To None Charters
Second To None Charters
Fishing charter in Port O'Connor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
From the time we booked until day of our fishing trip, Captain Joshua was easy to reach and answer all of our questions promptly. He put us in the good fishing spot and we all caught good size snappers. We are looking forward for our next trip with Captain Joshua.
Dewagede  A.
Dewagede A.
Gunslinger
Gunslinger
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain Jerry and First Mate Nate were on top of every detail. Very informative and worked to make sure everyone in the party caught fish and had a good time. Definitely recommend.
Zach  M.
Zach M.

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