How do I pick a great catfish guide if I am new to the area?

How do I pick a great catfish guide if I am new to the area?

You want to choose a guide that has experience, good rates, proven success and supplies the gear and bait. You can check with local guides to see what they offer and what the time you would go fishing. A guide with years of experience is going to have more success stories than one that is just starting out. If you want to have a good day or night of fishing, you want a captain and crew that know just where to go, what bait to use and what gear is need for the type of fishing you are doing. You could ask the local sporting shops or bait shops to recommend a guide since these places keep good tabs on what is going on around the area. You can choose a guide that offers a all night excursion so you have plenty f fishing time. I would also consider the rates for fishing. This also depends on what area you are in and what type of catfish you want to fish. Most guides will provide the equipment, bait and you just have to bring refreshments for yourself. However, some guides allow you to bring you own gear and bait. It all depends on the guide service. Just look for one with experience in years and customer satisfaction. If they have pictures of previous catches, that will give you some idea as well. Hope you find a guide in your area and have a good time fishing for the trophy catfish.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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