Do you guide full or part time? A full time guide spends their time on the water learning where and how to catch fish for the client's enjoyment.
What kind of boat do you have and how old is it? You should expect good, dependable and safe equipment.
Do you teach or just take me fishing? Clarify what you want out of your trip, a good guide should be volunteering their information on the how's and why's of what they're doing. They should be concerned about your ability to catch fish and not just catching the fish themselves.
What is the cost and what means of payment are accepted?
How has the fishing been and what can we expect to catch? No matter how tough the fishing has been or may be, you should expect the best efforts out of your guide and get your moneys worth.
Where can I buy a license, where can we meet and how do I get there?
What tackle do you provide, what should I bring, food, water etc?
Do you practice catch and release and what if I catch a trophy?
How and when do you provide for restroom breaks if needed?
Expect your guide to be courteous, professional and willing to answer all your questions when you talk with them, if not, then call another guide.
Your guide will expect that you:
Show up on time, act responsibly,
Pay promptly in the manner agreed upon before the trip.
These opinions are offered by Bob Myskey's (Bassin with Bob) Guide Service. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you just need general information about how the fishing has been or what to use when you come here to Clear Lake to fish. Email me with any questions and I will gladly reply.