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 Would you hire this "guide"
 Yes 6 85%
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Axman

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Would you hire this guy:

Po Boyz Boat Service

Go fishing with a "guide"
Rate is $40 an hour (2 people maximum - 3 hour minimum)
No alcohol allowed
Bring your own rods/reels
Lures / bait supplied
No fish cleaning (on board cooler for fish is supplied)
No fishing on Sunday
No water supplied

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No


You should take me because you love being around me! [wink]
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Is that $40/hour each person or just a flat rate of $40/hour.  For a 5 hour trip, it's $200.  If split two ways that's $100 each.  My answer depends on your answer.  Ax:  You and I have talked on the internet before, but never in person.

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cheaper than I can run my boat 
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Depends. If he can put you on the fish then not a bad price at all. 2 guys would be like $160 for 1/2 day that's pretty good. Count me as a yes vote. No booze is probably the biggest negative I see there.
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That hourly rate is for 2 guys.  No booze?  LOL.  Well, I've dealt with guys who "overdoit".  I'm too old for that anymore.  [smile]  Safest thing is to just 'not do it'.

Like the list says, it's mainly for folks who want to go out and fish that either don't have a boat or don't want to fool with theirs.

I ain't a professional guide.  Don't pretend to be for sure.  I'm not trying to compete with any of guide services.  I think my "list" is so restrictive I wouldn't impact them.

I'm just considering it.

I have a lot of folks that want to go out and share gas expense but under state laws, if you accept money for anything (gas or bait), you are technically a "guide".

Guide license for TX is $90.  Guide license for OK is $210 since I'm a TX resident.

Kahuna, I'd take you out if you could handle the cool temperatures.  [smile]   [smile]

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[wink] I may need a bit of "anti-freeze"!
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[wink] I may need a bit of "anti-freeze"!


You'd be OK because you're too old to get rowdy.  [smile]

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Yes WE are.
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Don't forget at least $500 for your USCG license required for Texoma guides, special gear and the physical which should be a breeze for you. [rolleyes]
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I like your no-frills plan, and I would probably go at least once a year. I have gone on full-service guided trips, which were great, but the price point makes them infrequent.
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In addition the states consider guide boats to be commercial vehicles requiring different levels of insurance and protection for passengers with an umbrella liability policy of at least $500,000 in value. This policy will cost you between $500 and $1,000 each year. You are also required to use the commercial level orange life jackets that cost $75 each at West Marine. You'll need both the adult size and kids size If you're not going to Charter over 25 trips a year it's probably not worth the cost. You'd be better off collecting gas money from those friends
P.s. those extra warm electric gloves that you were wearing while we were driving from spot to spot only cost me $250 at Cabelas. But the customers love them and so do I

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I could see bring your own rods/reels being a problem. I've had friends show up that don't fish much bringing stuff not well suited.
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In addition the states consider guide boats to be commercial vehicles requiring different levels of insurance and protection for passengers with an umbrella liability policy of at least $500,000 in value. This policy will cost you between $500 and $1,000 each year. You are also required to use the commercial level orange life jackets that cost $75 each at West Marine. You'll need both the adult size and kids size If you're not going to Charter over 25 trips a year it's probably not worth the cost. You'd be better off collecting gas money from those friends P.s. those extra warm electric gloves that you were wearing while we were driving from spot to spot only cost me $250 at Cabelas. But the customers love them and so do I
You need to shop your liability umbrella.
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Coast Guard doesn't even know Texoma exists.  If I were a guide who had jumped through all those hoops I'd file a law suit.

Coast Guard Smoast Guard..  [smile]

As for liability, every person stepping on board would be required to poke their finger and sign a disclaimer in blood (or a finger print).

But I appreciate all the responses.  Seems like this particular person who is thinking about this should just take folks out who want to go and then very discreetly collect 'gas money' at the Mobil Station. [smile] [smile]

I ain't a guide but I seldom come back with an empty cooler.  [smile]

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"No water supplied" [confused]???

If were going to be fishing in your driveway, I'm definetly going to need some alcohol. [biggrin]
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You can only try.
If the price isn't enough (or too high) try another.
I lose 4-6 rods overboard a year (lost one on the last trip).
If you can make it work, come on!

The more, the merrier.

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