Some people don't have the funds available to take a full blown fishing trip, but are still wanting to get out on the water and enjoy a fun day of catching large fish. Luckily for them, charter fishing is available, and often times for a lot cheaper than most anglers are imagining. These charter fishing boats will take you out for the day, put you on top of some large fish, feed you, and still clean the tackle and boat at the end of the day. The money spent really is worth it, especially if you can't afford to leave the country!
When you first start contacting fishing charter captains, you are going to want to know what to expect. On the day of your charter fishing trip, you are going to have to be at the marina incredibly early, often times before the sun comes up in order to get out on the best fishing spots in time to enjoy them for the day. With deep sea fishing charters you will be taken miles offshore to where the shelf in the ocean drops off to thousands of feet deep. It is along this shelf that the fish congregate, and getting there takes a little while. So expect to wake up early and have your group ready.
There are a couple of different types of fishing charters that I have used, being the deep sea, bass fishing, and fly fishing charter guides. This is simply because of the area that I am in is surrounded by these types of fishing areas. If you have other types of fishing in the state that you are in, other types of charters are going to be available for you, so you will want to keep this in mind as well. I prefer deep sea fishing, but some people living in the center of the country don't have this luxury.
The costs involved with renting a fishing charter really aren't that expensive. Most people often imagine bills of thousands of dollars or higher to take a charter boat out for the day, and this is just not the case. If you had a group of 4 or 5 anglers, you could easily throw down a hundred bucks a piece and get in on a group package with other groups, or for another hundred bucks per person you could have the entire boat to yourself. You can see that charter fishing really isn't all that expensive, and is a completely viable option to taking a full blown fishing trip.