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Most difficult challenge of being a charter captain?

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Most difficult challenge of being a charter captain?

Old 05-03-2019, 12:37 PM
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Most of my time is used up coming on the internet to complain about how hard my job is.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:22 AM
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bad weahter people tangling expensive braid.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:57 PM
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I would say the biggest issue for me is one getting a good and reliable mate, and second bad reviews, sometimes I get clients that don't know zip about fishing, You treat them like kings make sure everything is right, entertain them as best as You can, they leave the boat smiling leaving You a tip, and next week out of nowhere they flame You with a bad review for whatever reason they can come up with . sucks for business .
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Skipper Gentry View Post
He is referring to the weekend warriors who are doctors or whatever that want to call themselves charter boats and come to the beach from afar, running charters at cutthroat prices and have no clue what is going on. its really bad up there during commercial bluefin season when every little rig out there is now all of the sudden a commercial boat eating at the quota when that couple of G's doesn't make a difference in their lives but it sure helps with the finances of true commercial/ charter guys
I think you are talking about commercial fishing. Charter fishing and selling BFT are two separate subjects for most.

I have been chartering for @ 10 years and before that I did have my commercial license to sell fish. I really only know very few down here that don't have a full time job. Figure we really start fishing in April if the weather can let us start that early. Customers keep coming to Myrtle Beach area until Maybe Sept. October is probably our best time of year for Kings which is a great fish to catch. Lots of action and lots of fun. But we cant get anyone who wants to come to the beach that late in the year. I have the same permits, same schooling, maybe less or maybe more experience than most, and I have a nice boat and gear. It really isn't enough money in it for me to do it full time.. But I have repeat customers that want to fish every year and I love to take them.
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