No Fish No Pay Policy - Our goal is to structure every trip according to each clients goals and experience to make for a very personalized and successful fishing trip. The initial conversation that I have with a client is a vital first step to achieving this allowing me to ask important questions so that once I know your experience and goals, the best recommendation can be made. These recommendations could be using artificial lures, live bait, length of trip, which lake to fish or type of equipment.
All trips are guaranteed that you will catch a fish or you don't pay for anything. Exception to this would be a fishing trip that happens after a severe cold front or high winds. If you choose artificial lures for your fishing trip we will be more than happy to accommodate your request but in the event that during the trip you have not caught a fish we will require that live bait is purchased and used for the remainder of the day. If at the end of the trip you still have not caught a fish the trip is free, your deposit will be refunded and the bait will not be charged. I feel this is the most clear and concise guarantee a client will find and believe it is the best way to guarantee you will have a successful day.
RESERVATIONS- A deposit will be used to lock in the day or days you
request. Once you send a deposit your trip is confirmed and requires no
further actions so long as I have your trip details that are filled out
on the contact us page.
Once your deposit is sent, your trip is locked in and requires no further action from you. One question I frequently get from clients a week before their trip is "are we still on for our trip". Your deposit locks in your reservation and guarantees you have a trip booked. It is designed to allow clients to rest easy knowing they have a booking and not wonder if someone else will take their day.
Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and guarantees that you will be fishing with me. The deposit will go towards the balance of your trip. As far as bad weather is concerned, lightning or high winds are the only things that would force a trip cancellation and this is a rare occurrence. The deposit is a commitment between both parties to meet on their scheduled day and is not refundable if a client is unable to make their scheduled trip date. The deposit can be used towards reserving another day in the event you cannot make your scheduled date.
TRANSPORTATION - The cost of a taxi cab to and from your hotel can cost $120 and a rental car as much as $75 including gas. Charging a client for transportation can only be done if the driver has a chauffeurs license and proper insurance.
Guiding clients on the water is what I do for a job and do not carry commercial vehicle insurance or have a chauffeurs license
therefore am not responsible for any injuries to passengers in my vehicle that may occur in the event of an accident. I am also asking clients to consider that while I cannot charge for this service it isn't free in any way. Fuel, Mileage and wear and tear on my tow vehicle as well as my trailer are not part of the fees charged for a guide trip so it is asked that if you do require pick up please contribute something to cover these expenses rather than
take advantage of what is perceived as a free ride. thanks
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE MADE A RESERVATION - Print the directions provided on the site, purchase your fishing license, call me the night before your trip. It's that easy.
WHAT IF I AM NOT AVAILABLE - In the event that I am booked for the dates you are interested in we can still take care of your trip by providing you with one of the best guides in the area. While we are not a booking service I do work with the best guides that operate with the same standards that I do. If you would like us to take care of this for you simply let me know and I will make all the arrangements.
TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: Everything you need to enjoy your day is supplied. Rods, reels and all artificial lures. If you are booking an artificial lure trip and would like to bring your own reels you may do that also but please do not bring any tackle or lures.
WHAT TO BRING - A Guide trip is designed for you to be able to just
show up and go fishing without needing any tackle. Here is a list of
what is not provided that you may want to bring:
If you are meeting me at Lake Toho, please print and bring the directions provided on the directions page.
- Your fishing license.
- A hat and polarized sunglasses are great to help with glare and UV. light.
- A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
- A still camera (cell phones work great for this) or if you want a video camera.
- Rain gear. Believe it or not Disney makes quite a bit of money by selling ponchos so it
may come in handy at the park as well.
- Snacks that are easy to carry and easy to consume. Bags of chips, muffins, large bags of cookies would not be considered "easy".
- Sandwiches on 8 hour trips that are already prepared and ready to eat.
- NO BEER PLEASE. If you need to drink before 12 pm and have trouble understanding this policy please contact another service. thanks
- Ice, water and Gatorade are provided but if you would like to bring something else
there is always plenty of room in the cooler. If you bring soda please bring 20 oz bottles not cans.
- Rods and Reels.
- All lures and Terminal Tackle
- Captains license and Professional Guide insurance.
- 21 foot Stratos bass boat with 225 Evinrude.
CHILDREN - Children will always be welcome on my boat. Children are
the future of the sport and the goal is for them to leave with a desire
to continue fishing at home. If you bring your child expect them to have
a great time and catch all the fish!>
SURPRISE FEES - There will never be any surprise fees on the day of
your trip. All costs are listed on the guide rates page. Payments on the
day of your trip should be made in cash. It is the responsibility of the
client to know their balance due and have the correct amount. Personal
checks and company checks are only accepted for advanced payment.
START TIME - Generally safe light as it is the most productive time
of the day. Start time will be discussed the night before your trip.