Charter Boats Feeling the Pinch

Charter boats on the Crystal Coast are also feeling the gas crunch as the price of diesel fuel has gone up too.

Filling up fishing boats for a trip out to sea has become very costly, cutting deep into the pockets of Captain Pete Zook, owner and operator of the "Energizer."

Zook says it affects the profit margin of trips, in turn forcing him to charge customers more.

Zook says on an average trip, charter boats burn up to 400 gallons of fuel.