Thursday, October 1, 2009

Benefits to Hiring a Fishing Guide

Now that you have planned a fishing trip, what do you do after that? Sure you can try to navigate unfamiliar waters, and hope to catch fish in places that you do not know if they even exist, or you can do something better and hire a fishing guide. There are many benefits to hiring a fishing guide. They may be more expensive then trying to do it alone, but the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages.

First, and most importantly on a fishing trip, you will catch more fish. Fishing guides are in the waters every single day and know exactly where the best pockets of fish live. They are familiar with the habits of the particular fish species and when the best time to catch them is, and where in the water they tend to swim to during certain parts of the day. This can only mean one thing - catching more quality fish that you can keep and hopefully later eat. They simply put you in the right place at the right time.

A fishing guide is usually experienced in the particular lake or river in which you are fishing in so they know the waters well. They can show you how to run the waters, where the safest place to fish is, and where to find the stream areas that hold the most fish. They teach you where and where not to go so that you can make the most of your fishing expedition.

Fishing guides also come equipped with the latest and most modern equipment. They may even let you try out some of their top of the line fishing equipment. Through the day you will find out what the best fishing rods are, as well as any new reels and line you may want to purchase so that you can fish by yourself later on using the newest equipment. You get lots of tips and advice on where to buy the equipment and the tackle, as well as how to use it if you are unfamiliar with fishing gear.

Another benefit to hiring a fishing guide is that you learn how to catch fish. That may sound like common sense if you are already a fisherman, but many times if you are in new waters that you have not fished you may not be able to reel them in as often as you would like because you do not know how. They often teach you more efficient ways to fish with less effort.

Lastly, if you went fishing by yourself you would have to pay for the boat, the gear, the lessons, as well as the licenses you may need to fish in a certain area. Hiring a fishing guide will help you to avoid all these fees.

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