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What To Bring

 Here are a few items listed below that will prepare you for your trip and make your experience as enjoyable as possible. These items are simply suggestions, please talk with your Captain prior to your trip for any other suggestions or to inform him of any special needs that you may have.

  • A valid Ohio fishing license is required for all guests over 16 years old. Licenses can be purchased for 1 day, 3 days, or annually, and are available for purchase on the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources website

  • Camera or phone to take photos of your TROPHY catch so you can brag to your friends, family, and strangers, about Playin’ Hooky Sportfishing

  • Jackets or raingear are nice items to stash away in a backpack or duffel bag for your trip. Although the “Playin’ Hooky” has an enclosed cabin and hardtop (roof), you will be out in the elements while setting lines and reeling in fish as you fill the cooler with your catch. It is important to monitor the weather for the day of your trip and plan accordingly

  • Lunch and drinks are highly recommended during your trip. Please try to limit these to one normal sized cooler to save space on the boat. Beer is allowed, but please NO glass bottles. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated as it often gets very hot during the summer months. Excessive alcohol consumption leading to unsafe behavior will result in an early termination of your trip with no refund given.

  • A cooler (left in your car during your trip) to take home your catch is recommended. If you chose to get your fish cleaned at the marina after your trip, they will be packed up and ready to be put on ice during your trip home. If you choose not to get your fish cleaned, you will need a cooler big enough to transport your catch home with you

Sea sickness medication such as Dramamine and Bonine are available over the counter. Sea sickness is nothing to be embarrassed about, but it can spoil your trip and the trip of others. Medication works best when taken the night before and the morning of your charter and should be taken as a precaution if you are not sure.