The boat has sides that can be put up to block out the elements as needed; it also has a propane heater that gives off a substantial amount of heat.
The ice fishing tent is insulated, and the propane heater will be present; you will not be cold while inside the tent.
The short answer to this question is: usually. However, (as stated in the disclaimer) each body of water in the State of Pennsylvania has it's own unique regulations that will be followed at all times. There are a few protected species; and the size and quantity of other fish caught comes into play. It is also stated in the disclaimer that I may add my own rules when fishing for particular species at some locations. I do this to protect the fish and other wildlife living there.
Attire relies heavily on the time of year as well as the day of the trip.
Key things to wear or to bring just in case for EVERY trip include: Sensible shoes, (sneakers, boots with traction, Crocs, etc.) anything close-toed. Bring a warm coat; even in the peak of summer. Nights get cold on the lake, and even days with clouds or wind can make it uncomfortable on an open body of water. Jeans and a t-shirt are also highly recommended.
Always wear clothes that can get dirty. Getting fishy is inevitable.
In the State of Pennsylvania, all persons aged 16 and older must have a Pennsylvania Fishing License when going fishing or ice fishing.
Anyone under the age of 16 does not have to have a Pennsylvania Fishing License; however, they must be accompanied by an adult who does have one.
A person must have a Trout Stamp for all Trout fishing.
Yes, a child may come on a boat or ice fishing trip.
However, the child must be accompanied by an adult (other than myself ) and be AT LEAST 10 years of age. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Being truthful about a minor's age falls upon the party in guardianship of that child. We do not take any responsibility in the determination of the minor's age.
You may bring your own rods and baits.
However, be aware that I do not replace, nor do I take responsibility for broken, lost, etc. items that an individual may bring.
Alcohol is permitted on the boat for anyone of legal consumption age. Please don't get smashed. Alcohol is not permitted at state parks (law). No illegal substances.
I do not take anyone under the age of 15 without a legal parent or guardian present. This is to ensure the child's safety. A child between the ages of 15-17 must have a written consent to fish on the boat or go ice fishing from a legal parent or guardian.
What to bring varies by day. Always wear, or have warm clothes to change into, warm (recommend waterproof) jacket or coat, jeans, and t-shirt.
We recommend packing food and drinks; depending on how long we will be out, pack a good meal.
Ice fishing will require warm clothing.
(It is usually very cold, so dress appropriately. Call or e-mail me for further details.)
We will be fishing on a 22.6 ft. hurricane deck boat.
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