The reason you would choose a catfishing guide is the same reason you would take a guided tour; because they know the area, know the lakes, know the rivers and know where the catfish are.
So, it would be logical that if you are traveling and want to do some catfishing, you would find a catfishing guide. Even if you are fishing locally, it may be a good idea to find a local guide the first few times you go out catfishing. That way, you get to know your area and discover where the catfish like to hang out in your local lakes and rivers. Here are a few tips to finding a good fishing guide:
Tip 1, Types of Catfishing
Depending on the area you live or the area you are visiting, you may have the option of drift fishing for big catfish, trophy catfishing, summer night catfishing, winter catfishing, or specialty catfishing for the types of fish in the area. Do some research on what your options are?
Tip 2, Time of Year & Time of Day
Time of year and time of day are both factors in your catfishing experience with your guide. You may want to book well in advance. Spring and fall catfishing can be some of the best fishing. Also remember that catfish tend to be out eating early in the morning or early in the evening.
Tip 3, Licensed Professional
I recommend a licensed and insured guide to make sure you have a worry free experience.
Tip 4: What is Provided?
It is important to know what is provided and what you need to bring on your trip. Some typical items provided include:
- Fishing Rods and Reels
- Bait & Tackle
- Boat, motor and fuel
- Photos of you and your catch
- Ice chest and ice
- Sometimes food and drinks are provided
- Your catch filleted and bagged to take home with you
Tip 5: What type of boat and how many people?
You will want to know what type of boat the guide is using and how many people may be fishing with you. A comfortable day typically has no more than four fishermen on the boat.
My Final Tip, What should you bring with you?
Fishing License: First and most importantly, you will need a local fishing license
Dress in Layers: If it is in the spring or summer, you will want to dress in layers. The air is always colder on the lake and it may be much cooler in the early morning and then warm up as the day goes on. If it is fall or winter you will also want to dress in layers but make sure your outer layer is water resistant so that you don’t get wet. If you get wet, you may get cold and not enjoy your trip.
Bring Sunscreen: You want to bring home catfish, not sunburn, so regardless of the time of your, pack some sunscreen.
Bring Your Camera: Even though the guide will probably be taking pictures of you and your catch, bring your camera in case you want to snap some photos of your own.
Water & Snacks: If the catfishing guide doesn’t provide food and water for the trip, make sure you have plenty ready for your trip. You will want to find out the rules before purchasing your items. Some boats may not allow alcohol on the trip and they may provide a cooler for you. When you make your reservation, be sure to ask.
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