Tackle & Gear

For any specific tackle questions please feel free to contact the office (619) 223-5414. Our general rule concerning our tackle list is “if there is a doubt whether or not you need it, don’t get it”, if it’s a necessity we will have it available on board. Due to ever changing conditions year to year, please call the office or talk to the crew prior to your departure for current tackle recommendations on your trip.The list of gear will help our passengers prepare for their trip. It is by no means a complete list – and some may consider it to be more than needed. A big part of the service we offer is to make sure our passengers are as prepared as possible.


Passports are required on all trips

Tackle for 1.5 to 6 day trips
Tackle for 7 to 11 day trips
Tackle for 10 to 17 day trips


  • Duffel Bags – Considered best for storage, and for dirty laundry.


  • Pants – Bring a change for each day. Light material is best.
  • Shirts – You may need 1 or 2 each day. If you’re sun sensitive long sleeves are in order. Light fabric for quick drying and coolness in warm weather. Sweatshirts are handy for nights and cool weather.
  • Socks – Yes! The more the better. At least a pair for each day.
  • Shorts – For those hot sultry summer days.
  • Undies – Don’t forget them!
  • Jacket – For those cool fishing nights and cooler weather.
  • Sneakers – Bring 2 pair so you’ll always have a dry spare.
  • Rubber Boots – One pair of short, comfortable boots.
  • Hat – Wide brim, baseball caps, foreign legion. Think Sun Protection.
  • Light Rain Gear – Very seldom used, but appreciated when it rains. (Very Important).
  • Sun Glasses – Polarized to cut the glare. Security straps will prevent loss over the side.
  • Toiletries – Bath towels, shampoo, soap, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. Sunscreen (water proof and broad spectrum type).
  • Tools – Dykes (cross cutting pliers), duck bill pliers, holder and belt, hook sharpener.
  • Rod Belts – A personal choice as to what is most comfortable for you. Brands: Ripoff’s, Tanaguchi, Braid, Smitty. There are several sizes and a wide price range (Available for rent at Fisherman’s Landing).
  • Harness – Should be the kidney belt or sit down type (optional), we will teach you how to use the rail.
  • Rubber Gloves – For handling your catch at the end of trip.
  • Camera – Make sure you have a supply of film and batteries. Cordless video recorders are also welcome.
  • Entertainment – Use the travel time to catch up on that favorite book. We have a great selection of DVD’s, but you’re more than welcome to bring one or two to share.
  • Writing Material – Notebook, stationary, pens and pencils for making notes on what to bring next trip (and what to leave behind.) Keep a daily journal of the action – it will add to your photos.
  • Sea Sick Medication & Remedies – Check with your Physician for preferred method of prevention (Transderm patches are back! These appear to be highly successful.) There are several over-the-counter products that are very effective. Your local Pharmacist would be another excellent source for recommendations.