So I go out today to outfit myself for some sturgeon fishing. I needed a new pole, reel and rigging, anchor system and rope for the 13' Alaskan Smokercraft and a 2010 fishing license w/tags. I start doing some simple math and realize I'm looking at close to a few hundred bucks...I have decided to start with the license, pole and reel and get the anchor set up later. If anyone has an open seat I would be more than happy to chip in some $ for fuel, buy the bait, lunch or whatever you think is fair. I'm not looking for a free ride by any means-don't believe in it (I'm a bonified Conservative!). However, a little bit of experience from one of you experts would make me feel a lot better out on the river once I get the anchor setup. Thanks to all for all the advice an insight you all give, it's much appreciated!