Hook Mash charter boat side view

What To Bring

  • Bring a cooler for food and drinks. Leave a cooler in your car, to take your fish home in. small white cooler

  • Bring all your food and drinks. Beer, soda, water and please NO GLASS BOTTLES! bucket of kfc chickenCoors Light Logo

  • Bring sunglasses. Preferably polarized fishing glasses to lessen the sun’s glare. small black sunglasses

  • A hat or ball cap is a good idea, especially for you guys that are getting a bit thin on top. Protect your head from the sun’s rays. small grey bucket hat

  • Make sure you bring sunscreen, especially if you easily burn. If you are burnt up you can’t enjoy your fishing trip. Pink bottle of sunscreen

  • A sports bag is a good idea to bring for carrying your rain gear, hat, glasses etc and other personal items that you need on a saltwater charter fishing trip. blue and black duffel bag

  • If you will be fishing in foul or rainy weather then you may want to bring some gear to keep you dry. Not as important on boats with covers. The Hook Mash has shelter. Two men in yellow and grey raincoats

  • Bring a camera or video camera to take snapshots of those big fish you catch or video of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach. Grey and black digital camera

  • If you get seasick or aren’t sure if you get seasick then it is a very wise idea to take your Dramamine before you leave the dock. Nothing can ruin a fishing trip worse than a guy named “RALPH.” Box of dramamine medicine

  • Being a Mate on a charter boat is not easy work and these guys deserve every dime they get. Tip them well! (15%-20%) One hundred dollar bill