No, I'm not talking about trying to corner crippled Bluegills, I'm thinking more about providing an opportunity for some folks whose physical abilities are somewhat diminished to get out on a real lake and do some real fishing. Several months ago, I bought a 24' pontoon boat, and I chose this boat because most of the people I like to fish with just happen to have mobility issues and need a little extra help. It has occurred to me that there are many thousands of people who would love to get out there and do some serious 'Gill fishing, but there is a serious lack of opportunities. Now there is nothing I would enjoy more than to just take all of these people fishing for free, but the fact is that I can't afford to do that. I would have to have some sort of return in the form of money to support the operation, as well as to keep the lights on in my humble home, so I am asking all of you what you think of the idea as an unofficial, semi-nonprofit venture.
What I have is: A wheelchair friendly boat with plenty of deck space. A Wife who is a Nurse and likes the idea. Sufficient knowledge to have a reasonable expectation of catching a few fish on most days, and a lot of fish on a few days. A landing where I can rent a slip for $100 per month and provide access for the mobility challenged. A desire to be of some service to my fellow man.
What I need is: To renew my long-expired "Captain's license". A few ideas and some encouragement from my friends here on the BigBluegill Forum. In other words, am I nuts or is this really a pretty decent idea? Oh yeah, I'd be needing a SERIOUS insurance policy as well. ;-)