25 Reasons To Hire A Fishing Guide

For the people that serve their local communities and send me reports, here is 25 Reasons To Hire A Fishing Guide (aka Why hire a guide?)

A Professional Guide Will Put You On Fish, (that’s their job).


1. No boat payments

2. No fuel bill

3. No boat maintenance

4. No boat insurance

5. No boat registrations

6. No boating equipment to buy and maintain

7. No boating gear to buy and maintain

8. No boat tags

9. No boat permits or licenses

10. No tackle to buy and maintain

11. No bait to buy

12. No need for storage facilities for your boat

A Pro Guide Offers Peace of Mind & Mental Health

13. No worrying about safety equipment,

14. No worrying about breakdowns from your boat being parked to long.

15. No worrying about navigating dangerous or unfamiliar waters

16. No worrying about sea conditions, weather etc

17. No psychological problems caused by $250 a month or more payments for a boat you see parked for 3, 6 or 9 months.

18. No convulsions or dry heaves from writing insurance payments for a boat you see parked for 3, 6 or 9 months.

A Pro Guide Will Save You Time by

19. spending your time fishing or sleeping rather than prepping boats

20. not having to put gas into your boat

21. not having to put extra gas into your truck, suv or car to tow your boat

22. not having to round up bait, ever had to go to several places to find bait?

23. not having to do the dreaded clean up of your boat after your fishing trip.

24. letting you sleep in while your guide does the dirty work.

25. being a quick way to learn about the local fishing and water conditions. It can take several weeks, months, or years if you do it your self.

and one to grow on ……..

With a guide you just walk on the boat and go!

Why do Guides Hire Guides?

When guides go on vacation many hire a local guide because,

1. they want someone else to do the work.

2. they are fishing new or unfamiliar waters.

3. fishing techniques change with geographical areas and they like to learn these new techniques.

4. they get real-time info on what is biting, when and what its biting, and how its biting.

Saltwater Fishing Guides

Freshwater Fishing Guides

This list was made mostly by Captain Nick Bozman, his cohorts and a little by OutdoorUpdate.com

Originally published January 1, 2012

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideThe Gag Grouper are biting and are on fire in 30 to 45 feet of water and Red Grouper are biting from 40 to 60 ft.

The Kingfish are biting good in 25 to 35 ft as well, we landed a 40 lb’r this weekend.

Look for live them on hard bottom area’s, you can also fish around, but not to close, to stone crab pots,  buoys, which will be in those areas. Live pinfish seem to be the bait of choice and dancer crabs, but threadfin herring and northern mackerel and cut bait is working as well.

Also, just on the edges of sea horse reef, the Spanish mackerel are biting and are on fire as well. Some like to troll spoons, and others just sit, put chum bag out and fish on the bottom with 1/2 oz sinker and wire leader and using a float with a 6 ft 100lb leaded, using shrimp, finger mullet or cut bait.

In the next few weeks, the sea bass should be biting and in larger sizes as the water temp drops.

Till next time, tight lines & safe boating
Captain John blouse
This Cedar Key  Florida fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
Captain John With A Cedar Key Kingfish
Captain John With A Cedar Key Kingfish