What to expect on a fishing charter with a guarantee?
On the day of your trip, you will be greeted by one of our courteous and professional fishing guides at the prearranged locations. (It varies from your hotel lobby, a local boat ramp and/or at a local marina.) You will also at this time have the opportunity to discuss what kind or style of fishing you would like to experience (fly fishing, artificial or live-bait). When meeting your guide he will recommend what baits and style of fishing have been working best over the last couple of days. This is also a great time to pick up your fishing license if you haven’t done so. All of our boats have built-in coolers complete with ice and bottled water, awaiting your favorite beverage. Yes, alcohol beverage are also permitted.
After our greeting and meeting, we will then proceed to our fishing “hot spot” on the lake, where our guides will assist and advise you on how to best catch the fish. While on the water you can be assured that we will work very hard to produce fish for you. We are constantly striving to raise the standard by which other guide services are measured, and we can only do so by providing the very best trip for you.
Also, understand we want you to enjoy your time on the water regardless if your reservation was for 4 hours or 8 hours. If you would like to extend your trip simply tell your guide and he will be happy to accommodate you. If the day is not going as expected, maybe the weather is not cooperating you are not required to say out for your complete time, nor will you be billed for it. All trips will be adjusted to the actual time fished with a 4-hour minimum.
Once your trip is over, you will be taken back to the original meeting location, and at this time you will settle your cost for your trip in full, less any deposits. If other payment arrangements have been made prior to your trip, your guide will be aware of it. You can use your credit card or feel free to pay cash. Gratuity is not included in the trip, nor is it expected. Gratuity is something over and above payment which should be earned by your guide. If you feel like you were not given the very best equipment and the very best effort on the part of your guide, please do not give a gratuity. However, if you would like to show your gratitude to your guide, a good standard tip is usually 15% or higher. Again, this is entirely up to you and your party as to the amount, but please do not feel obligated in any way. If you do all this, and don’t catch any fish the trip is completely FREE other then deposit, bait or other fixed cost. You can read more about our guarantee here.
If you have any other questions or concerns about what to expect on a fishing charter trip, please feel free to contact us.
We look forward to talking and fishing with each and every one of you!