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Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by ups420, Jun 26, 2012.

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What do you do with your jackpot

Poll closed Jul 26, 2012.
  1. Donate to the boat

    29.0%
  2. Keep your winnings

    15.9%
  3. Divide your winnings as felt

    48.8%
  4. N/A

    3.2%
  5. Describe your feelings on begging deckhands

    6.3%
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  1. ups420

    ups420 Newbie

    Location:
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    Josh
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    Jackpots ~ What would you do if the deckhands were to beg you to donate your winnings to the boat for a ticket that is only 1/4 of pot?


    More and more I see the deckhands on some of our SoCal Boats begging to donate the funds. I myself usually tip 25-30% of my total cost of the trip depending on crew. But to have a deckhand begging for a jackpot, doesnt seem to wanna keep me fishing on those boats. I would like to know what you would do, or your opinion.
     
  2. 2MAYEtoes

    2MAYEtoes Mackerel Maker

    Location:
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    Cristin Kelly
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    I would harpoon them, right between the eyes.
     
  3. Johnny J

    Johnny J Formally INOXicated

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    Anza, CA USA
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    John
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    not mine
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    Yea, but you would work for Skittles.
     
  4. captjeffjones

    captjeffjones Embellishment detector.

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    Huntington Beach, CA
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    Captain Jeff Jones
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    Depends on which client....
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    Tip deckhands like you'd tip a waiter/waitress. Was the service awesome! Give them the JP. Were they fishing and not helping your kid with a tangle? Keep it.

    Ask yourself this: If a waitress asked you to tip her well, would you? Probably not. You'd tell the restaurant manager about her shenanigans and most likely you would not visit that food joint again. Then you would tell all your buddies not to eat there either. Point is, you should tell the captain. He and the boat are losing business if his deckies are creeps.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  5. REELKING

    REELKING Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    90810
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    MR.CHIN
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    THE MIGHTY VICTORY
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    x2 with capt. jeff....
     
  6. hendo7

    hendo7 jackass

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    MOORPARK/CA
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    NEIL
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    25 downeastern pilot house
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  7. dkd711

    dkd711 Skunk Master...

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    Huntington Beach
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    Duke
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    "WFO SKUNK"
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  8. Moses1000

    Moses1000 "Can you eat it?"

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    Moses
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    Sold it
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    x5, well said
     
  9. TopMpg

    TopMpg Member

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    Nothing for beggers. The whole JP for non-beggers.
     
  10. dweston

    dweston Well-Known "Member"

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    Duane
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    I do not know what boats you ride, but I have never experienced a deck hand asking or begging for anything. When I have won the jackpot, (which is not that often) I chose to donate to the boat, but that is my own personal preference. Do what you want it is your money, just don't be a doche and not tip at all.
     
  11. rookie angler

    rookie angler Rain Maker

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    I.E.
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    Jon
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    I was on a trip once where the Capt talked about tipping before and after the trip. My last trip on the SA90 there was no mention of tipping and they even waived the fish cleaning fee and served free breakfast on the way back because of the snotty weather conditions. Had I won the JP I would have gladly donated it to the crew as I've done in the past. Not because I feel obligated but because they deserved it.
     
  12. abdiver7777

    abdiver7777 abdiver7777

    Location:
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    Sir2you
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    No Name........
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    I pay my galley/fish cleaning tab and give the balance back to the boat......

    I'm not high maintenance for them and even try try to help with little stuff while they are working their asses off.

    The way I see it I would only rethink handing off the JP if all of the crew and Capt were asshats........ One flakey methhead deckhand shouldnt cost all of them.....

    JMO

    I am grateful that they are there so I'm happy to tip well..... times are really hard for these guys.... If we don't support them they will find another way to make a living.
     
  13. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet ca USA
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    Josh
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    I usually cover my tab and hand off the rest, maybe ask for a shirt.
    but thats if the deckhands/captain dont ask or tell me to hook them up. Fuck that shit. If ive been on the boat before they are shure to get the pot if i win it. Ive handed off $375 on a 2.5 day. I kept a few bucks but what the hell it was mine. and i think it was a $500 pot and the meals were included in trip price .and I dont usually drink beer. so I felt that to be fair.
     
  14. Bada Bing

    Bada Bing Instigator General

    Location:
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    JMH
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    Agreed, asking for a tip is BS, regardless of how good a job you thought you did. I am a deckhand and I have NEVER discussed a tip with any client, much less begged :rolleyes: I do my job and do it well and 9.5 times out of 10 I am rewarded for my effort, despite shitty fishing.

    IMO, this is the best of both worlds, the jackpot fisherman gets to enjoy some of his rewards and the crew gets a bonus. Happy Happy.

    Nevertheless, to somewhat defend my deckhand brethren and just so ya'll know. Generally speaking, boat wages vs hours worked are typically less than minimum wage, we can only make a living with your generosity...btw, that's often true for the skipper too.
     
  15. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    j
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    What kind of "tip" are you talking about? Saluki might get confused if you are talking about $$.

    j
     
  16. Johnlgarrison

    Johnlgarrison The ultimate goal is memories not dreams.

    Location:
    Temecula CA USA!
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    Johnny Garrison
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    I have left plenty of jack pots with the crew. Normally I will take my galley tab and fish cleaning out and leave the rest. Those guys work so hard for so little dough. I have walked off with a couple after being brow beaten to do so. When I do tip it's always based on how hard they worked never based on the number of fish I caught.

    I fished out of Avila Beach a few months ago and was so pissed off at the crew I didnt leave a tip at all. I think that was the first time I have ever done that.
     
  17. Bada Bing

    Bada Bing Instigator General

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    :D
     
  18. dmroutdoors2

    dmroutdoors2 Newbie

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    DAVE RAMIREZ
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    X6. I USUALLY USE IT TO PAY UP MY TAB FIRST, THEN TIP ACCORDINGLY
     
  19. mexfisher

    mexfisher Newbie

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    First time on a boat just to try it out for a 2 1/2 day trip and won the jackpot. one of the deckhands was practically telling to give it all to them, first and last time I rode that boat.
     
  20. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Santee
    Name:
    Gerry
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    Sold and Gone!!!
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    If I ever dare get asked/pressured to give my winnings I will make sure that punk knows how I feel about it!
     

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