Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Been awhile since I wrote something so I thought I would go back to the "So you want to be a guide" topic. This is more of a rant time for me than any helpful information. Recently I have been getting interest from someone about taking a trip. He asked all the right questions and seemed genuinely interested. A lot of my clients are people who have or are thinking of buying a kayak. So most of them just want some time on the water to get a feel for the whole thing and catch some fish. Which is great!! There is nothing I like more than to get people started in the sport. When someone keeps calling and asking about the bite and if they book a trip where and what we might be catching is OK. When you finish the whole conversation with the fact that you already own a kayak and was just wondering. I feel used. Plain and simple. I wouldn't go to Microsoft asking them how to make some computer part when all the time I have been making similar stuff and want to make more without doing the work. As a guide i take great pride in constantly finding the fish on my own and keeping that for me to share with who I want to or not. Book a trip with a guide. Listen and learn. Any good guide should not only try o put you on fish but also show some of his tricks too. That's how we get referrals. But don't ask a bunch of questions with false pretensions and let me see you on the water. Guides and Captains work hard to stay a step above and are not getting rich taking people fishing. We do it because we love to fish and share what these great waters have to offer.