Frequently Asked Questions
Our most commonly asked questions from our guests can be found here
What species can we catch?
Salmon – Chinook (King), Coho, Atlantic
Can we keep our fish?
Yes, every guest with a valid fishing licence is able to keep their legal limit of each species.
What should we bring with us?
Some helpful suggestions on what to bring may be:
Soft Sole Shoes
Hat & Sunglasses
Warm Layer of Clothes
Lunch & Snacks (if not included in the purchased package)
Drinks (we suggest water and sports drinks)
Motion Sickness Treatments (should be addressed the night before your charter)
Do I need a fishing licence?
Yes, any person between the ages of 18-65 yrs requires a valid fishing licence in the province of Ontario. Licences can be purchased online from:
What happens if there is inclement weather?
Our company puts your safety as our priority therefore the choice to leave the dock is under the captain’s discretion. If we are not able to safely fulfill your chartered time you are welcome to reschedule at no cost. If rescheduling is not an option then a full refund will be issued.
Can I extend my charter (extra hours)?
A very common question that comes up is “Can we stay out longer?” and the answer is “it depends..” – if the vessel you are on has been assigned to another charter then proper hours must be kept. However, we will do our very best to accommodate this request should it be an option. An additional charge will apply per hour.
Do we tip the crew?
Many people ask this question and the answer is although gratuity is not required it is very much appreciated. It is a way of letting your Captain and crew know that you’ve enjoyed your experience.
Will we get seasick?
Motion sickness can affect anyone so being prepared is highly recommended. If you are concerned about becoming seasick – we recommend preparing the day before your charter with various patches available at all pharmacies.
Do you guarantee fish?
The likelihood of not catching fish on a Scales and Tales charter is extremely low. IF however this were to occur, your next charter is on us.