This article is a carry-over from last time. We are talking about learning the ropes while on a boat charter.
Questions to Ask
If you are not looking to stuff your fish, but want to stuff your face with fish, you may want to keep looking. Watching someone else tussle with a marlin for 2 hours may not be what you want!
Ways to Hear of Different Fishing Venues
Asking for recommendations from your friends and relatives is always a good idea. Another method is — consult the chambers of commerce of cities along the coastline. They will have a list of guides and fishing charters.
You can go online for information; googling “salt-water fishing + Galveston, TX” brought up scads of information. The city of Galveston established some of the sites for fishing enthusiasts, while others were created by individuals trolling for customers.
Lady Anglers — or Wannabe’s
While researching for this article, I came upon this site: http://texasladyanglers.com The goal of this site is to help women start or increase their salt-water fishing skills.
This organization puts on weekend retreats, headed by Captain Sally Moffett. It’s goal is for women to help women develop their fishing skills.
Sally’s program seems thorough: teaching some basics of biology, the ins-and-outs of saltwater tackle, how to fish with various baits and practice using a variety of angling techniques and tips.
Although the site hasn’t been updated lately, it is 100 strong and looking for more women to join. They offer meetings and seminars, fishing tournaments and are always on the lookout for folks willing to help with event planning.
The site has scheduled one major activity for 2010 — a group trip to Alaska (June 20-26, 2010).
Do You Know …
of an Angling Group for women in your region or state? How about sending me a line, so I can share? Direct your info to: marylouise @ GreatGhilliesAndGraphics.com
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