OK so a few guys have mentioned how each LR boat has its own "personality." I think I know what this means, but would like more specifics. How would you describe the personality of the LR boats you've been on?
Is it the boat, the skipper, the crew, or the cook. You will find one that works for you. For me that is a stable crew and office. I got to be honost when a new guy comes on board it is not instant love. That changes always though. The best always stay on as a team.
Agree with that. I judge a boat based on the front office person, Capt, Crew, and Chef. I would give slightly more weight to the front office since this is the person you deal with before the trip even starts.
How about when the captain chews out the passengers.? It has happened and still does, but not as often.Captains and crew really make a difference. Captains that cuss out crew in front of us really turns me off even if he puts us on the fish. I would rather have less fish and a friendly captain, makes for a better trip.
IMO Choosing a boat is like choosing a girl friend/boy friend....everyone has different tastes, needs and styles and certain boats and crews will appeal to different people....and IMO you need to "date" a few to find your ideal match....sure sometimes it is love at first sight....but not usually..... sometimes your honey will disappoint you but if you ask the folks that have been doing this for any length of time most have a favorite boat and crew and you forgive them and try again , if the transgression(s) continue then a change of operations may be in order.
When they feel and treat you like family! It goes from a fishing trip to a reunion ! I have a favorite captain ! Not because he puts you on more fish, has the biggest boat or biggest ego! He knows how to entertain you, keep you positive in tough bites, tells you about the ecosystems your fishing ! I've never fished with a bad captain but I would consider him the best of the best!