Musky America Magazine January 2023 Edition

Why should I hire a guide? You hire a guide because he has a better knowledge of the fishery than you do and should, therefore, be able to put you on to some fish. If you are only up for a day or two, a guide is your best investment to a productive outing. If you are up for a week or two, you hire a guide to not only put you on to fish but to also give you some tips on where to fish the rest of your time on the water. Your guide should give you tips on the best lures to use (not just the ones that he sells), the best time of day to fish, and even the occasional tip on casting technique. All these things are reasons why you pay a guide to take you out fishing. Your guide should eagerly mark your map so that you can retrace your guide outing. If you get a level of performance that is greater than that which you feel you have paid for, then a tip is in order. Adjust any tip amount to be equal to the guide's extra performance. A Final Word !!! Remember that you are hiring a guide to enhance your fishing skills and knowledge and to increase your opportunity to catch a fish. Remember also that a person is able to be a guide because he spends one heck of a lot of time on the water fishing. If you were able to spend as much time on the water as your guide does, you could hire out your services as a guide. In fact, that is how many people who are guides became guides.