FAQs

 
Q: What should I wear?

A:
In Spring and Fall a light jacket is always a good idea. Deck shoes, tennis shoes and other white-bottomed shoes are appropriate. Please avoid leather soles as they mar the deck. We recommend a hat. And if rain is predicted, light rain gear is a good idea.
Q: Do I need to bring any fishing gear?

A:
We provide all the bait and tackle you need.
Q: Do I need to buy a fishing license?

A:
Yes, but we have them on board; a one-day IL fishing license
per person.
Q: Do you provide food and beverages?

A:
We always have hot coffee on board. Many people like to bring
their own picnic lunch, drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Q: Can we customize our departure and arrival times?

A:
Absolutely! We know not everyone wants to start fishing at 5AM.
And while we are happy to start early, just let us know what time is good for you.
Q: Are your trips for hard-core fishermen only?

A:
No, many people love to just sightsee, sunbathe, swim,
go tubing or enjoy watching us fish. We even have video games, satellite tv and other diversions for families.
Q: What if I get seasick?

A:
While our ship is among the most stable on the Lake,
for people who are prone to motion sickness we recommend
an over-the-counter Dramamine the night before, or up to
one hour before departure, at the latest.
Q: Can I “catch-and-release”?

A:
Some people do, and we welcome that. On the other hand,
the fish we catch are really delicious to eat . We will clean and bag
your fish for you and we have an on-board freezer for storage. As the
Lake is regularly stocked with fish, there is no danger of over-fishing.
Q: We have 8 people in our party. Can we squeeze in a couple of extra folks?

A:
Sorry, our vessel is strictly licensed by the US Coast Guard for 6. Your safety is our number one concern. Of course catching fish and having fun are a close second! And if you need a 2nd boat,
we'll happily arrange it.
Q: What about bad weather?

A:
With both heat and air-conditioning on-board, comfortable conditions are assured. In addition, we closely monitor NOAA for Lake conditions, including potential thunderstorms and wind. Should there be a questionable forecast, we will call you the night before.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A:
We require a $200 deposit for each trip. We will re-schedule should you need to cancel for good reason, but since we customize every trip for your needs, late cancellations cause us to lose that day on the lake.