Home Run Charters: Meet the Fleet


Home Run Charters: Meet the Fleet

By Craig Lamb

Nothing could be worse than a chartered fishing trip gone badly with cheap, out of date and worn out tackle. The same goes for the boat. A rig without the latest electronics is a handicap towards success.

Even worse, booking a charter trip provides no guarantee of what you will find until you arrive for the trip and step aboard the boat. By then it’s too late to back out.

None of the above applies at Home Run Charters. Here is why.

“My philosophy is that if you want to be competitive, then you must offer customers premium level lodging, the best food, the most experienced guides, and the most current tackle, boats, and electronics available at the time.”

Those are the words of Glen Newell, an owner at Home Run Charters. That was a commitment he made when starting the business five years ago. Since then, Home Run Charters continues to upgrade and update its boats and marine accessories to keep clients happy and coming back.

Here is an example. Home Run Charters operates 36’ Yellowfin 36 center console boats. The Yellowfins now use a technology available from Seakeeper. The gyroscopic stabilization platform is designed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll. The result is an even smoother, stable and dry ride than already designed into the Yellowfin hulls.

A trio of fast, dependable 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards powers each of the Yellowfins. What that means for you is a boat that skims across the water at 50 mph or more. You will be first to the best fishing while arriving safely. You will fish from Shearwater and Skeeter boats for inshore trips.

Click here to view more about the offshore fleet of boats.

You’ll use the best and latest tackle when aboard the boats. The gear can stand up to the toughest pelagic species in the sea. The tackle lineup includes premium 30w and 50w stand-up gear, Fin-Nor jigging reels on Trevala rods, Shimano Stella spinning reels, and stand-up reels matched with ultra-tough Pinnacle Marine rods. For really deep fish the boats have Kristal Fishing XL 621 Dredge Deep Drop Electric Reels, and Daiwa Megatwin electric reels.

Book a kayak or paddleboard trip and the boat and tackle comes with the cost of the charter. A licensed captain and expert kayak angler will be in another kayak to provide expert advice and guide you along.

What some charter businesses charge extra for is standard at Home Run Charters. That includes top of the line tackle, the hottest artificial lures and rigs and even fish cleaning. Vacuum packing and shipping are available for additional cost. Live bait is available at market price.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions that includes what is provided.

Fall is a great time for booking a trip at Home Run Charters. The ending of hurricane season brings stable weather, fewer storms, cooler temperatures and less fishing pressure. The boats are ready, and so is the first-class Home Run Lodge. Are you?

Want to know more about Home Run Charters? Check out the website at homeruncharters.com. Find out more about the inshore fishing, including rates, by clicking here. To get updated fishing reports, conditions and just chat with someone at Home Run Charters, call (504) 982-8862.


Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com