Tuesday, November 21, 2017

altHiring a Florida fishing Guide can be an enjoyable, memorable, and well-spent time out on the water.  However, whether you are a novice or an expert, you may wish to hire a flats fishing guide.  A flats or backcountry fishing guide can help you learn how to flats fish or help you perfect your technique.  When hiring a flats fishing guide, there are several things to look for.

The first thing to consider is money.  The price of hiring a Tarpon fishing guide in Florida will vary from company to company.  You must examine their expertise and time in the business and measure this against the price they are charging as well as your own budget.  Second of all, make sure you do not hire a company that guarantees you will catch a fish.  No one can guarantee that you will catch a fish, but what a company can guarantee is that at the very least you’ll have fun trying and learn a few things about flats fishing while doing so.  You should also inquire as to whether or not the guide will provide the tackle and equipment.  Most companies will provide these items, but you are better off double-checking on this.  In most cases, you will be required to bring your own lunch, beverages, and sun protection.  As far as fishing licenses go, the captain’s license will be enough coverage for you and will allow you to flats fish.

When booking a  fishing guide, you will also need to check on the number of anglers that the guide will allow on the boat at one time.  This is critical if you are planning a trip with multiple friends.  As far as children go, many companies will allow children on board.  However, there is often an age requirement, such as seven years old, although some companies will make exceptions to the age rule for families.  Regardless of whether the company makes an exception for your family or not, you will be required to maintain control of your children and their ultimate safety will reside with you.  Also, when hiring a guide for snook fishing in Florida, you will need to make note of their deposit and cancellation policies in the event you must cancel your trip.  When flats fishing, you may walk away with a fish or two and you may not.  Regardless of whether you actually catch something or not, you are guaranteed at least a memory or two.

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