I took a guided trip on Toho several years ago and rounded a guide up off the internet. There are guide services, which means there is a service that acts as a broker. You really wont know who you will get until you schedule a reservation. Most of these are live bait trips and the real downside to this is when the bait is used, your day is over. It might take 2-3 hours to go through 6 dozen shiners but the fee is the same. I discussed this with my guide as an education to him. I explained that our guides, IE Lake Fork, were each independent operators and for the most part, gave 8 hours on the water and that they received the entire fee plus gratuity. I am sure there are those that do artificial trips, but it is a given that it will increase the hours they work. The live bait guides can schedule at least two trips each day. This is just something for you to think about.
Ya I did the live bait thing 10 years or so ago down there. While shiners are different and a lot of fun to fish, I am looking for a guide that fishes artificial since it will just be me.
Thanks for the tip Collin County!!