For a while, we have wanted to get more charter captains actively involved in release over 20. It’s likely that the majority of larger fish are caught by the charter fleet, and a growing number of captains are on-board with release over 20 and are not seeing a decline in charters as a result. Most simply explain the science to their clients and they are 100% on board. To that end, we have made a few simple changes to encourage more guides to get involved. Charter captains can now add their business to our list of participating guides (only has to be done once), and then it can be selected by the client or a guide entering fish for their client.
Here is a step by step tutorial for getting set up.
If you don’t already have a user account:
On our landing page, go to the Login tab at the top of the page
Click Create/update an account
If you are a charter captain, click register your guide service
on this page, first check if your charter or guide service already exists in the database. the list is alphabetical by charter name.
if it is there, you can click back to registration form. If it is not there, enter your information, then click submit
charter will now appear in the list
click back to registration form. Fill out the form, and check i’m a professional guide and select your charter service
after you register, you will receive an email to confirm your registration. Once that is complete, whenever you log in to your account in the future, all relevant fields in the fish entry form will be pre-populated with your information, saving a lot of time and keeping the database clean! If you are entering a fish for your client, there is now a field next to your client service with a place for their name.
If we pick this entry during our monthly giveaway drawing we will contact you for your client’s information and send them the prize pack. A Big incentive for your client’s to release their big fish!
We now separate fish released on a charter from fish released by recreational anglers. You can now see how your charter service ranks among others in the nation for releases!
Updating an existing user account
If you already have registered an account, all you need to do is log in and choose Create/update Account. Then, simply update your account with your charter service (if you are already a guide) and click Update. You’re all set!
We hope you find this pretty simple. Creating or updating an account is simple and fast and saves you time and keeps the data accurate. A Win-Win!
we also have a step-by-step guide on our Youtube page @releaseover20 that can be found here