Your personal stuff to keep you comfortable and legal.
Valid Ohio fishing license
Cell phone. Much of our fishing area has sufficient cell signal for text messaging your friends pictures of the fun they are missing out on!
Sunscreen & Sunblock
Rain gear (some of the best fishing is in the rain)
Appropriate clothing for the weather. Bring layers as lake breezes can be cool even on warm days.
Soft-soled shoes - preferably white or light colored soles.
Motion sickness medicine if needed
Food and drinks - beer is ok, no hard liquer, no glass
Cooler(s) for lunch and drinks
Larger cooler to take fish home. (leave this in the car until we return with fish)
Good sense of humor and attitude to have a good time.
What You Don't Have To Bring Because We Do!
We Supply Everything Onboard For a Day of Fishing Success, Safety, and Fun!
Latest Marine Electronics
SIMRAD bluewater ocean sportfishing professional grade gear.
Dual NSE12 display units - large enough to see from entire fishing deck
High-speed sounder (fish finder)
Structure-scan sounder (side scan)
4G Radar - the latest in marine radar technology
GPS chart plotter
Dual VHF radios
Hand-held ship remote control
SIRIUS satellite weather
SIRIUS satellite radio
AIS Automatic Identification System
Fish Hawk X4 - provides surface speed, down speed, and temperature for both too.
Fish Hawk TD - to look at the temperature throughout the water column.
Electronic Unobtainium - Because the Privateer is such an electronically sophisticated vessel, we are occasionally testing new electronic devices prior to their introduction to the commercial and sport fishing markets.
Cannon Electronic Downriggers
Cisco Fishing Systems - rod and net holders. You will understand why these are so important after a day of reeling in walleye hogs.
Rods & Reels
For Walleye: Numerous new Shakespeare Ugly Stik trolling rods for 2015
For Walleye: Many new Okuma line counter reels for 2015
Yo-Zuri Crystal 3D Minnow Deep Diver another stick bait that we have been testing for the past two seasons. It performs significantly better than other stick baits when trolled at higher speeds (3+ mph) when searching for fish and when trying to trigger the predator reaction bite after feeding has turned off. Works at low speeds too - it just happens to be able to run the faster speeds, unlike other deep diver stick baits.