I’ve probably done smarter things

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Capttrae, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    But this boat I’m on right now came off charter this afternoon so instead of sitting at the dock chipping and painting I decided to get up with some of my old fishin buddies down in PCB, shot one a text told him I was getting off early wondered about working deck some for a few days. He told me who to call, so I did, told him when I got off, asked if he needed a deckhand said he had trips Tuesday - Friday he needed a hand for. So for the first time in 8 years I’m going to work deck on a charter boat. I’m fixin to find out just how out of shape I am and prolly just how much I’ve missed it.
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  2. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 6 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    What kind of jobs are involved with working the deck?
  3. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    Taking care of the customers fishing needs, chopping bait, cleaning the boat then getting some serious tippage going on at the end of the day.
    It’s not easy work at all, most folks think oh yeah they get to go fishing every day. While that is true they don’t see the work that goes on behind the scene. Get to the boat about 4:30am get it ready, leave at 5:30 get back in at 5:30 by the time you get done cleaning up it’s 7:30
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  4. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Now tell the truth you just want to fill a freezer or two with some fine Red Snapper... :D. Hope you have a great time and don't have to work to hard.
  5. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    I will not eat a red snapper, got burned out on them commercial fishing them. Snapper for breakfast, lunch supper plus snacks. This is strictly a money making deal. Would like to catch a couple wahoos though. It’s been many a year since I stuck the gaff in one of those. And I may steal a steak or two off one of them.
  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    California ky
    Caught some wahoo my last trip out of ft lauderdale. Best sushi i have ever had and tasted great cooked as well.

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