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Does anyone know of a captian class that will be coming up in the near future in the southwest La. area. If so would you please contact me. Thanks
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Help
I'd like some info too! Mandeville area!
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School
Gary/Dale,,,Don't know specific dates but you might go to www.captainschool.com to inquire...That's the school I attended a few years ago held in Slidell and got my 6-pack certificate...If I can help further, please let me know.
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Question
Hymileage, Can ya run a charter with a 6-pack license?
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Not with that alone....after you get your 6-pack certificate then you apply to the Coast Guard for your license. Also, you need a drug testing certificate, proof of insurance, etc. prior to the Coast Guard application. Then after you receive the License you can begin "chartering"...That's the "readers digest" condensed version..
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Sorry
Gary, I didn't read your question close enough...YES..you can "charter" with a 6-pack license...but, you don't get a license upon completion of the Capt.'s School..just a certificate of completion..
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FORGOT TO MENTION!
YOU GUYS FORGOT TO MENTION STATE LICENSE - WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES GUIDE LICENSE = 250.00
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Is this the steps?
Jody & Hymileage, Alright, so ya go to shool, get a certificate of completion, get insurance, get drug test then ya get 6- pack license, plus a wildife & fisheries licence. Don't you have to log hours!
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Hours
Yes, but you can count the hours you've already spent on the water...most folks who take the Course have already logged enough hours to qualify...as far as experience "fishing", no,, nothing is required..you can get a charter license and never have caught a fish in your life..!!
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Motivation
Alright, I gotta get off my butt and get it done! I am starting to get alot of inquiries from people who want to pay me to take them fishing.
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I guess that's the price ya pay for "posting" your trips and becoming famous...Personally,I've never posted for two reasons...I like the anamominity and I don't know how to work a digital camera..LOL..Good Luck to ya
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No insurance
You don't need insurance to get your Coast Guard OUPV license or the State Res Charter Boat Guide license. But I would recomend getting insurance once you stare taking people out.
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Thanks Guys!
Thanks for all the info!
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Captain Terry Fitzgerald
www.captainschool.com

I am pretty sure if you receive any compensation for a fishing trip you must have an OUPV at the very least. Operating without a license may not be the best way to operate. Captain Terry Fitzgerald. He is a great guy and an excellent instructor. He operates his schools in Mississippi and Alabama. I upgraded my OUPV to a Master's up to 100 Ton this year. He is back up and running full steam. If nothing else you will gain plenty of knowledge in seamanship and the "rules of the road". From what I know, many of the guides that operate in around here attended his course. The courses are very reasonable. Good Luck! I am not really sure of who operates in the SW but Captain Terry may be able to direct you in the right direction if he cannot get over this way!! Good Luck!!
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Appreciate It!
Thanks Katelyn, Staying Legal!
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Hy Milage
Thanks for the info. I will look into it today.
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Re: Capt. license
I know this post is old but just to clear up something on the Insurance part. You do not need it to sit and test,however before the state will issue you the State Charter license from the Dept. Of Wild Life and Fisheries you will have to show proof of a minimum of $300,000 in Liability insurance. You can have a Masters Unlimited and without the insurance your not going to be able to take people on Charter Fishing trips.
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