First let me thank you for setting up the trips I enjoyed the first week of April. Recall that I booked full day charters on the Reel Lucky on 4/3 and 4/5.
Reel Lucky 4/3 – We caught one Mahi Mahi and an ONO. I brought two guests, it was a calm day and the crew was knowledgeable and fun. We had a great time. The boat was clean and comfortable. The crew was on time and ready to go as scheduled. The crew swapped baits a number of times in an effort to catch more fish.
Reel Lucky 4/5 – I caught a bunch of small yellow fin tuna and a Mahi Mahi. I was the sole guest on the boat and having met the crew on Wednesday no intro and training was necessary. I had a great time, the crew was a lot of fun. We tried multiple fishing techniques with success with each. Like Monday and Wednesday it was what I expected offshore fishing to be.
Overall, Lili looking at the number and types of flags run by the charters after the day of fishing we did better than most people each day. Which brings me to [an important] point. Customers’ expectations need to be managed. Here is what I mean. I talked to a number of charter guests on the dock, at my hotel, and in the plane, without exception there was disappointment with the number of fish they caught. … Clearly they expected more for their money. All had only booked a half day or a six hour charter. None were multiple days like me. So to go out with 4 to 6 people on the boat for 4 to 6 hours and catch nothing and pay whatever is not a lot of fun for most people. I had a great time for two reasons. My value is based on experience over three days not one 1/2 day charter.
So that’s it…Let me finish by saying I had a great time and want to thank you for setting it all up for me.
Editor’s note – As per client request, Reel Luckey fished offshore for big game on these two charters. This was not the inshore live bait trip Reel Luckey ordinarily operates in April