Please make sure you have the following:

  1. Licensed Gear – Coast Guard approved gear for your vessel and passengers (including lifejackets, flares, fire extinguishers and safety gear).
  2. Gaff & Landing Net – Quality gaff and landing net are important if you would like to keep a few fish for dinner. Suggest Aftco 2″ hook 4′ gaff. This also doubles as an excellent de-hooking device.
  3. Rods & Reels – We will discuss rods and reels along with appropriate tackle to make sure we have everything we need. I have top quality Penn reels and Key Largo custom rods to use if you would like or we can use yours.
“Jen was sure glad she came along for this trip! The seas were beautiful and we caught a trophy of a lifetime; an African Pompano!!”


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