Google+

Want to get Paid to go Fishing? Here’s How

 

Want to get Paid to go Fishing? Here’s How

By Craig Lamb

When your weekend ends, the workweek begins. If you are tired of that cycle and want to get paid when launching the boat then maybe the life of a saltwater charter captain is for you.

Long hours, unpredictable pay due to weather and economics, and a lot of hard work. There is much more to making a career of taking others fishing. Sometimes the bad times outweigh the good. Finding rewards in sunrises and sunsets, watching others enjoy the thrill of the catch. Those some of the upsides of running your own charter business.

If you’ve given it lots of thought, or just want to know more about what’s involved, then read on.

The biggest commitment, of course, is the time it takes to earn a living on the water. There are two paths the wannabe can follow. Those are specializing in inshore charters or taking trips offshore, more than three miles into the blue water.

To make it legal, you must hold a valid license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The entry level and most popular license for inshore guides is an OPUV, or Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel. It is often called a “six pack” because it allows for up to six passengers per trip. Tour cruising, SCUBA diving, and charter fishing are covered under the OPUV. The licensee is limited to 100 miles offshore, and the boat must remain in U.S. waters.

You can study on your own or follow the easier path. That is taking an organized course taught in a classroom setting by qualified experts. Find what works best through a Google search for courses offered in your area. Expect to pay about $1,000 for a course. The cost typically includes drug screening, a physical and CPR/first aid training. The time it takes to complete the requirements varies, but most guides take about a year to attain the license.

Many states require a charter captain license in addition to the USCG issued license. Check your state fish and wildlife agency’s regulations for more information.

Got the license? Now you need the boat. Tidewater Boats are a trusted name with saltwater captains and here are the reasons why. Relying on a dependable boat is a key reason.

Composite construction, foam filled hulls, cored decks, and gunwales plus much more quality design, materials and construction are extras that come with the price of a Tidewater.

By taking extra steps not found in most brands, Tidewater has the confidence in providing owners a 10-year, transferrable warranty that covers the hull.

Down time is costly Tidewater skippers don’t face it. Customers also get treated to a smooth, dry ride in a boat rigged for serious fishing.

Combine the ride, handling and performance of a bay boat with a rig ideal for fishing in shallow water and you get the Tidewater 1910 Bay Max.

Shallow water draft and Tidewater’s unique Carolina Flair hull design make the 1910 Bay Max a best of two worlds boat for coastal anglers.

The 1910 Bay Max has length overall of 19’ 2” with a draft of about 10 inches. The boat is rated for a maximum 150 horsepower, although you can get optimum performance and fuel economy with 115 horses at the transom. A fuel capacity of 56 gallons makes long runs easy while setting a balance of weight for shallow water performance.

Most of all, the 1910 Bay Max provides the most value and affordability in a 19-foot Class bay boat. Dual casting decks, a wide range of live well options, hydraulic steering, and abundant gunwale rod storage are standard features.

A bay boat stacked with fishing features makes customizing the 1910 Bay Max a must to fit the needs of the coastal angler. Tidewater delivers with a long list of available options. Choose between three value packages starting with a compass and swim platform (Package 1). Add raw water wash down (Package 2) and dual batteries (Package 3) that combine the features of the other packages.

To those packages, you can customize the 1910 Bay Max even more with luxury features setting the boat apart from the rest. Bow casting chairs, Bimini Top, LED interior lighting packages, Garmin electronics and trolling motors are available.

Best of all, the accessories are installed by skilled technicians at the Tidewater factory in Lexington, S.C.

Tidewater stays close to it’s saltwater roots with the manufacturing facility located in Lexington, S.C. Find out more about the complete lineup of models, find a Tidewater dealer at tidewaterboats.com. Visit the growing community of Tidewater owners on Facebook at Tidewater Boats LLC.

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017 Get Out                https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WW76HBM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Shake the Dust https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XRJ27W5/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 My Life as a Zucchini https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WRTFKRY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All Governments … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

  Rising Star The Making of Barack Obama  by David J. Garrow William Morrow Hardcover, $45.00 1472 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-264183-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Stunning Stenberg!

  Amandla Stenberg The “Everything, Everything” Interview with Kam Williams Stunning Stenberg! Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. After the success of that film, Amandla earned the 2012 Teen Choice Award with Jennifer for Best Film Chemistry. She was also nominated for NAACP Image and Black Reel Awards for that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

How to Build and Fish a Crappie Condo

  How to Build and Fish a Crappie Condo When warm weather hits, the crappie start biting. Depending on the region, after the spawn around April or May till the first cold front rolls through in the Fall, these tasty panfish are easy to find, usually congregating around brush piles that house the plankton and baitfish that make up the food chain. Although, anglers can spend a long time with their DownScan sonar looking for the ideal spot, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme

  A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme by Amy Lignor   There are many sports “fanatics” out there who literally dive head-first into an extreme sport in order to get their adrenaline pumping – taking on a sport that comes hand-in-hand with a monumental amount of risk. But for those who are not interested in being scared to death, yet wish to feel the thrill, data has shown that zip lining has become the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S.

  The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S. by Amy Lignor   No, Silicon Valley is not being replaced. However, with the Kauffman Foundation releasing its annual Startup Activity Index last week showing, in detail, trends in U.S. business startups for 2017, it was revealed that California has been booted out of first place. The top spot for new businesses to be built and thrive in the United States has been taken over by the big, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

It’s Time to Travel to These Wonders of the World that May Soon Disappear

  It’s Time to Travel to These Wonders of the World that May Soon Disappear by Amy Lignor   When it comes to travel, there are many locations you and your family should take the chance to see. However, there are also a few that should be seen now, before they become listed among the “missing” Wonders of the World. It is a fact, no matter how you look at life, that the Earth is in danger when it comes to global warming, air … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]