Yes you do if 16 years old or older. If you already have a Wisconsin fishing license you will need to just get a Great Lakes salmon/trout stamp. If you do not have a Wisconsin fishing license and don't want to purchase an annual license, your cheapest and easiest option is a 2 day Great Lakes fishing license for $14. I can write them for you on the boat. You can also get any license at places like Walmart and Mills Fleet Farm. In Two Rivers your options are Seagull Marina from 8-5 or Patsy's Mobil 24 hours for licenses. You can also get your licenses online by clicking below. A final option is to call 1-877-945-4236. You will need a printed copy on you while fishing as it is a border water.
Feel free to bring any food or beverage that you might want during the trip. Alcohol is allowed, but we just ask you to keep it within reason. Bring your phone or camera so you can take pictures on the water. Sunscreen isn't a bad idea. Sunglasses would be a good thing too. Soft soled shoes are a better option than high heels. And you'll want clothes for the weather. Typically it is cooler on the water so a sweatshirt or jacket is usually a good option.
We have life jackets on board to cover most everyone. Children ages 12 and under are required by state law to wear a life jacket while on the fishing deck. We have 3 that are pretty comfortable for most kids, but feel free to bring your own if you like.
At the end of the trip we will hang your catch on the bragging board so you can get any last pictures. Then we will fillet and bag your catch. Having a cooler with you is a good thing so you can put the bags of fillets in. Ice is available at the marina, McDonalds, gas stations or your hotel.
We fish out of Seagull Marina at 1400 Lake St Two Rivers, WI 54241. The boat is docked directly in front of the McDonalds drive thru window. It is best to park near the marina building vs at McDs.
I get asked often what to tip. First mates work for tips only. 10-20% is suggested. As with dining out it really depends on how you thought the mate worked to get you fish and show you a good time. Throughout the year the average tip is around $100 per trip. Tips are their sole income.