Response from the owner - a year ago
Fishing off the coast of Miami Beach is a fun thing to do except if you are Clay D..
Clay D. fished on the Old Hat October 5th, 2012. He's in the group on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/…, standing next to the man holding the Sailfish flag. His first experience aboard the Old Hat was so good he had to come back and go fishing again.
Because we are located in Miami Beach we get a lot of credit cards that don't work for one reason or another, so we ask for the charter fee before we leave the dock to avoid any problems later. Some customers request putting the tip on the credit card, so we ask a credit card customer what they want to do.
We had live bait in the well when Clay D. arrived so we stopped on the way out for about 15 to 20 minutes and caught a few more baits in case we needed to fish with them. It's better to have them if you need them but once offshore if the conditions are not right you may not use them!
The use of the cell phone by the captain is how we communicate to the other boats. That day was extremely slow, everyone was struggling to find fish so we ended up going a little closer to shore and fishing for mackerel. We caught some!
Upon returning to the dock Clay D. wanted money back because the fishing (catching) wasn't good. When I told him he wasn't getting any money back he wrote this slanderous review.