What You Need to Know Prior to Your Trip

Meanwhile Charters offers deep sea fishing adventures off the Oregon Coast out of the Garibaldi Port. Here are a few housekeeping informational items and what you need to know prior to your trip:

  • Electric reels, the only way to check bait from 780`.

    Electric reels, the only way to check bait from 780`.

    All gear is provided, but you are welcome to bring that “lucky” rod once we’ve chatted about equipment.  We want to ensure your equipment will bring the quarry to the fish box.

  • Rain gear is always a good idea on the Oregon coast.  I like the breathable fabrics, you never know if we may encounter a drizzly fog bank when it is warm back at the port.  There will be some spray from running the boat fast.
  • Don’t forget some sunscreen, even for overcast days.
  • For deep water halibut we use Daiwa 750 electric reels. No more sore arms from tiresome bait checks.  The option to reel with the handle is present as the reels have a very smooth action.
  • I always have bottled water on board.
  • Please bring your lunch and anything else you prefer to drink.  Many people report that ginger ale can help with a queasy stomach.  It is best to get a good nights sleep prior to the trip.  Avoid greasy foods and don’t over indulge the night prior.  (Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on our ocean trips.)  It is advisable to bring your lunch in a soft sided waterproof container.  A zip lock bag works well because you don’t want a soggy sandwich.
  • The ocean conditions will dictate whether any particular trip is canceled for safety and/or comfort reasons. In those cases, we are happy to reschedule your trip or offer a full refund.  In rare cases we may have to wait for the Coast Guard to allow boats to cross the bar, but this is for everyone’s safety.
  • In order to fish on our boat, fisherman must be in possession of a fishing license and any required tags.  A one day license will have the required tag to fill in for the species, area and date.  Oregon uses an online process to purchase licenses or you can drop by a store that sells licenses.  Fred Meyer in Tillamook sells them as does the Tillamook Sporting Goods store.  They are both located south of Garibaldi on Hwy 101.

Check out our Image Gallery for photos of our trips. To see our boat, visit our Equipment page.