People have all sorts of reasons for hiring a fishing guide. Ask yourself the following questions before you sign on with a guide
Do I want to learn about different spots on a lake?
Do I want to learn how to fish a new lake?
Do I want to catch a specific species of fish?
Do I want to catch a trophy fish?
Do I just want good fishing action?
Q & A
Q: Walleyedan, Ive heard fishing is better on and around a full or new moon? What do you think?
A: Id have to say after years of observation that fish and game definitely are a little more frisky around the full and new moons. Ive also noticed that a lot of the biggest fish caught by anglers in my boat are caught around those two moon phases.
I'll be howling at you later,
Do I want to introduce my children to fishing (some guides' patience levels are higher than others)? Do I just want to wet a line, kick back, listen to tunes, munch on snacks and drink beverages?
Do I want to hear a bunch of jokes? (Don't hire me if you do).
Do I want to fish from a fast, fancy boat?
Do I want a guide with a personality?
Do I want a guide who's new on the scene or a guide who's been around the lake a time or two? Do I want to book a guide and do what he suggests, or do I want to try my own thing from time to time?
These decisions and preferences are an individual thing. It's totally up to you and I'd say there probably isn't a guide around who would fit the bill in all these categories. There are a lot of good guides in the Brainerd area. I can almost guarantee that no matter who you choose you'll have a great time on the water. But, remember, that some guides are still learning. Call them works in progress. I won't suggest who to hire because I'm partial to my guides.
"Walleyedan" Eigen can be reached at www.walleyedan.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, (218) 839-5598, or by writing 9287 Anderson Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468.
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