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Old 04-01-2019, 04:55 PM
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So I've got a question, what are your boat rules for fishing?

Mine are simple, split all fish and expenses and clean up after yourself.

I ask because I had a friend of a friend on my boat and thought it was unfair to share the fish he caught. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:58 PM
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Not to picky, but biggest pet peeve is when people let their heavy lead weights bang up my boat

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You lose three fish you sit down
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:00 PM
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I ask because I had a friend of a friend on my boat and thought it was unfair to share the fish he caught. What do you guys think?[/QUOTE]

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Old 04-01-2019, 05:02 PM
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No rules but if I don’t like anything about the way you acted on my boat then there won’t be a next time.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:05 PM
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No intoxication....split everything....
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:05 PM
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As the boat owner I usually offer the fish to my guests first. Same thing when I take people hunting. What tends to happen is we split what we catch evenly over the season.

Its rare that that I ask for money for fuel. If someone insists on bringing something I let them bring bait or drinks depending on the situation.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:06 PM
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1. We don't turn around for sea sickness
2. You drop it overboard and you bought it
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:09 PM
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always split fish, i rarely let them chip in for fuel but its ok if they want to bring lunch.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:11 PM
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No smoking.
We return to the dock when I say we do
Uninvited surprise guests at the dock lead to a very short trip.
Kids aren’t allowed to drive the boat
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:22 PM
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Overnight offshore:

No drugs
Bring your own food and beer
No sleeping on watch
On deck solo = piss in the scupper no MOB
No hard booze and/or visible intoxication

Inshore/day trip:

Dont tread on me. If your fun negatively impacts my fun you’re getting dropped off at the nearest dock.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:22 PM
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all fish get split up evenly
expenses split evenly
help clean at end of trip
fishing rods only get set down into rod holders and not on the deck, especially if you are using mine (I have 25 rod holders, no excuses)
do not hit the gel coat with the anchor/chain
no politics
no spray sunscreen
boat friendly shoes only
lead weights must be secured at all times
do not jump into the boat from the dock
if you suck at filleting fish you do not get to help fillet the groups fish
no fishing rods on starboard when pulling anchor with buoy

...no one complains about all of my rules, because they always go home with a ton of fish
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:22 PM
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Split costs
Share catch
Skipper doesn't do dishea if we cook onboard
No drunks
Skipper puts his favourite lure in his favourite position and crew can fight about the other lures
Make skipper several cups of tea while he drives if starting early. Bonus points for bacon ,& eggs.
Clean your own catch on the way back if possible
Help clean the boat.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:22 PM
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BYOB and have fun. And rig/ bait your line. Unless you're Kelly, then it's my pleasure.

Rules are for work. F it, have fun.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:24 PM
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Granted I just have a pontoon and we lake fish, but...

No alcohol. DNR here is super strict, my parents got busted with a cooler of beer in the early 90s. Honest to god, we just grabbed the cooler from our campsite and put it on the boat and it had beer in it, but also had drinks for the day. Fine was $50 a beer.

Unless its your first time, chip in on bait.

I'm going to be PO'd if you want to throw back your fish because "you don't want to kill it" when its an 5lb hybrid striper and I really want fried fish for dinner.

Bait your own hook. If your cute, I might help take the fish off, though.

I really don't care about gas, being that we rarely use more than 5 gallons.

We're done fishing when I say we're done. If the bites on, I'm not taking your ass back to shore, you can swim.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by keithlinco View Post
BYOB and have fun. And rig/ bait your line. Unless you're Kelly, then it's my pleasure.

Rules are for work. F it, have fun.
LOL, you must be fairly young. When I was young, I had no rules. As I aged I wisened up and started spending a lot less money on other people’s snafu’s.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by opg View Post
Not to picky, but biggest pet peeve is when people let there heavy lead weights bang up my boat
That is seriously the worst 😫
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by opg View Post
Not to picky, but biggest pet peeve is when people let there heavy lead weights bang up my boat
This. Also, have a guy right out of college who fishes on my boat. Swings around the thing landing hard on the deck when he has to move around. May weigh 140 soaking wet, but every time he crashes on deck jumping around I cringe. If my deck ever has a delam spot I might kill him.
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Originally Posted by mbureau22 View Post
1. We don't turn around for sea sickness 2. You drop it overboard and you bought it
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:35 PM
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Just these:
We fish as a team.
We split expenses, the catch and the clean up ( although there is always more tidying the day after).
We fish until we are done. There are no other personal commitments for the day which impact our time on the water.
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