How to Pick the Right Catfish Fishing Guide

A great way to find the best guide service is to check with the locals. Ask around and see what people say. A local supply shop might be a good place to inquire. A recommendation from the other anglers in the area can say a lot about the guide service in question.

Do some research and shop around. Any lake or river crawling with cats is bound to have more guide services than you can count on both hands. It never hurts to look around. I would recommend taking all these considerations and putting several to the test. Talk to locals to get some ideas of where to go, then put them to the test. Some may not offer exactly what you’re looking for, so it’s a good idea to know what you want. For example, how long do you want to go out for? What do you hope to catch? What kind of gear do you like using? Ask yourself these questions and they’ll help you pick the right one.

There’s nothing wrong with using a catfish guide service to catch that once-in-a-lifetime giant cat. One of the great things about going out with guides is the experience to watch a pro in action. You can pick their brains and study the techniques and skills they use. You also get a chance to use some new gear. If you find a good guide, the knowledge he can impart to you is priceless.

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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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