I saw a real interesting sticky thread on an Oregon fishing forum http://www.ifish.net/board/forumdisplay.php?f=9 (looks very similar to this one!).
The thread is titled “Open Seat” and basically is a posting of people (not charter operators!) who have room to take another person on their upcoming fishing trip. The postings range from starving students seeking a seat, who will pitch in for gas and bait, to boat owners with a standing offer of an open seat (everything included) to any returning Iraq soldier. Some indicate they have all the gear, others say bring your own. Others appear to even include open seats in the car for a group heading out to shore or bank fish. Responses are either in the thread or PM’d.
I’ve seen people in various threads on this AOD forum either invite or seek to be invited on a fishing excursion, and I’m wondering if this would make a good sticky here? This time of year it would probably be all ice-fishing, or some winter king fishing, but options would certainly grow as summer approaches.
If this is something that might take off, allow me to start:
Have no boat – willing to pitch in for gas and bait on saltwater or river trips pretty much anytime, anywhere this spring/summer! (now you know why I think this is such a good idea for a thread!