If you’ve never been out “deep sea fishing” before, your only reference point may be popular TV shows like Deadliest Catch or Wicked Tuna! For those of us that are “regulars” on the boats, part of the allure of going fishing in the ocean vs. freshwater fishing is you never know what might come up at the end of the line. More often than not though, your day on the water is going to be much more relaxing than what you see on those shows (and it should be!). Before you go, please review “What To Bring”.
When you first get on the boat, find a spot to stow your gear. Avoid putting your things directly on the deck. The deck gets wet, and the crew and other anglers need room to pass. Go sign in on the ship’s manifest. Introduce yourself to the crew and find out their names.