Fishing with the Pros – Part 4 “Hire a Guide”

Fishing with the Pros – Part 4 “Hire a Guide”


>>King: To me it’s money well spent
and a
good investment to hire a guide and get out and spend a day with them.>>Webb: Especially if you’re taking kids out, your
family out
and they want to catch fish. >>King: They can teach you something and show you something that’ll be valuable to you
the rest of your trip. You know, and you may pick up tips
that’ll help you for years to come.>>Snowden: It eliminates all the hassles
of not catching fish, having people complain. You know, the family gets bored with it
because you don’t get any bites. So it really eliminates a lot of that
because you’re already out with someone that knows where the fish are and can show
you
just a few tricks to catching them.>>King: Then after that, you’ve almost
got to have a boat to
fish on this lake as big as it is. You can walk the bank and catch a few fish at
times of the year when bass are up shallow, you know, during the pre-spawn and spawning times. But most of the year on this lake
you’ve got to
be able to get out in a boat and move around and fish the off-shore places. So, if you’ll hire a guide and get out
and
learn a little bit about the water, then the rest of the week you can go out on your own and hopefully duplicate what you did
the day when you were with the guide.>>Clunn: I would get a local guide. If he knows some local anglers, talk to them. And then, if you’re not fishing with a guide, I’d say ask them about the parts of the
lake
that best represent your style of fishing. If you’re a shallow-water fisherman,
you’re an off-color fisherman, simply say, “What areas of the lake
hold a little bit of off-color water?” Then go fish what you’re best at. Don’t go try to fish 50 foot deep
unless you are
in a learning mode, which is fine. But if you’re not in a learning mode and you really
just want to
go enjoy it and try to catch a few fish, then go match the areas of the lake to your style of fishing. And that’s where the local help comes in,
that eliminates
a lot of water for you very fast.

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