1. What type of fish are caught?
We fish for Salmon (Chinook, Coho, Pink, and Atlantic), Trout (Lake, Rainbow/Steelhead, Brown) and Walleye (Pickerel). Weights can range from 2 to 25 lbs.
2. How many people can you take?
We can accommodate up to 3 passengers. If you want to take a larger group, we can arrange for an extra boat(s).
3. Do you fish in the rain? What happens when the weather is bad?
We do fish in the rain and many times these days will be our most successful. We are able to keep protected from the elements in our covered cockpit (bimini top/enclosure curtains). Be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. The Wavemaster is very safe and built to handle the weather with state of the art marine navigation and communication equipment. Your Captain has over 12 years’ experience boating in all weather and water conditions. High waves, lightning and other dangerous weather will keep us at the dock. We constantly monitor the weather while on the water, checking radar, weather forecasts and monitoring VHF radio weather alerts. Your safety is our first priority and we want you to have a great experience on the water. Cancellations due to weather will be made by the captain with a full refund.
4. Do you require a deposit?
A $100 deposit is required to hold your date. If the captain has to cancel for emergency/weather related reasons, or you cancel at least 1 week prior to your charter, you will be fully refunded.
5. What about fishing licences?
Every person 18 years and over requires a fishing licence. You will need to purchase your licence ahead of time and have it on you. You must show proof to the captain before leaving the dock.
6. Can I keep the fish I catch?
Of course, as long as the catch is in full compliance with the Ministry of Natural Resources guidelines.
7. How do I pay for a charter?
We only accept cash at this time.
8. Is your business insured?
Yes, we are fully insured and our boat has been inspected by Transport Canada.
9. Do you allow alcohol on board?
We strive to run a successful business by being honest in everything we do. It is against the law to consume alcohol while on our vessel and therefore, we do NOT allow it. This isn’t a ‘Booze Cruise’; we are here to catch fish! If this upsets you, I suggest you look for a different charter.
10. What if I get sea sick or I need to get back to shore for some reason?
If you happen to become seasick while on a charter it is up to you if you would like to return to the dock. We will gladly take you back to shore, but due to the limited number of days we can charter, we cannot offer any refunds for having to return to the dock early. (Except if the captain calls the trip due to weather)
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Grand Bend FISHING CHARTERS