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Old 10-18-2016, 05:19 AM
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Been out with a good number of guides all around the country, fresh and salt, some were good some were not.

What do you think a guides responsibility is?
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to be sure you catch fish
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:26 AM
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A guide's responsibility is your safety.
A day with a good guide you should have fun, learn something and maybe catch some decent fish.
But A guide's responsibility is your safety.
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Safety first
Fun second
Fish or fur third

My dad had a friend that was a tour guide. He said you want to make each customer feel special. That is not the primary responsibility of fishing guide, but the dude should at least be nice.

I do expect to catch fish and learn something knew if I'm paying someone to take me out.
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I do expect to catch fish and learn something new if I'm paying someone to take me out.
This or a refund.
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Fishing Guides Responsibility



Been out with a good number of guides all around the country, fresh and salt, some were good some were not.

What do you think a guides responsibility is?
Good communication and having an understanding of the clients expectations as well as the guides abilities.

After 25 years of guiding I want to speak directly to my client before he books so we can be on the same page the day of the trip. Not a bunch of text and e-mails.

I have people call all the time with almost impossible requests as fishing for many specie is very seasonable.

I really like the ones that want to catch redfish in the morning then do some trout fishing. After that they want to catch some snook and then finish the day with a few Tarpon. All this when the water temps have just dropped into the low 60's.

Safety first, honesty and a good work ethic and attitude. Be a teacher as every fishery is different and people need to be taught how to fish. Have a well maintained vessel and equipment.

When fishing is tough, fish harder.
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1) Safety, Safety, Safety
2) Be a hospitable host, remember it's their boat for the day, AKA do everything reasonably possible for the party to have a fun day on the boat.
3) Put the client on fish, preferably the species they want to catch if not a suitable plan B. I also think that throughout the day the charter operator needs to be upfront with the charter and say hay I know a guy 10 miles further that is catching what you want it's going to cost $100 more in fuel and time to make that worth it is that OK or do you want to stay here or go in for bass and fluke. Just steaming out X miles troll either direction for 4 hours then troll toward home for 2 hours IS UNACCEPTABLE, they need to constantly put in an effort catch fish not just mail it in.

One issue I have had as both a Charter Captain and as a person chartering is lack of communication. I can remember running a boat and the people show up and want to catch tuna and I tell them over and over again the tuna fishing sucks but just about everything else is good and they insist on tuna that they read there are fish at XYZ spot, I tell them that was 10 days ago those fish are gone. So then we go out for a 10 hour boat ride and everyone is pissed.

One of the best trips I ever ran was a charter that always fished for sharks and actually the tuna fishing was great I convinced them to go for tuna as we were chunking and we could possible catch both and we did they were very happy
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