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#11213437 - 11/08/15 07:30 PM Guide tip?
jimmye123 Offline
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Loc: tx
So I have won 2 free guide trips, lake fork, 2, 8 hrs trips for 2, since this is a free trip what would be a appropriate tips for said trips,
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#11213572 - 11/08/15 08:12 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: jimmye123
So I have won 2 free guide trips, lake fork, 2, 8 hrs trips for 2, since this is a free trip what would be a appropriate tips for said trips,


usually guide trips are given by the guide to whatever group, so I tend to tip just a little more to at least cover expenses. I think typical Fork guide tips range from $60 (15%) to $100 (20%), I will go higher than $100 if a special above average day.
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#11213583 - 11/08/15 08:14 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: Rob Lay]
Ken A. Offline
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
Originally Posted By: jimmye123
So I have won 2 free guide trips, lake fork, 2, 8 hrs trips for 2, since this is a free trip what would be a appropriate tips for said trips,


usually guide trips are given by the guide to whatever group, so I tend to tip just a little more to at least cover expenses. I think typical Fork guide tips range from $60 (15%) to $100 (20%), I will go higher than $100 if a special above average day.


Agreed.

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#11213590 - 11/08/15 08:16 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I am quite sure there will be other opinions tho...

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#11213873 - 11/08/15 10:01 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
No less than $100 would be fair to the guide. Remember, he donated that trip for a good cause. Karma.

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#11213939 - 11/08/15 10:18 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
Not sure how or why you won them, but chances are the guide isn't getting paid. Depending on situation, if said guide donated time to try to raise money for an organization that you won said trip from for free or ticket price. I would tip minimum 150$ to his full day trip price. Nothing is worst than paying to take a trip out. If it is a two day with the same guide. You might not experience 100% dedication without tipping accordingly the first day.

P.s. If y'all meet for breakfast. Pay for his without asking. Or allowing him to.

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#11214420 - 11/09/15 08:22 AM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
jimmye123 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/08
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Loc: tx
My thoughts were he is not getting pd for the day so I was thinking a couple hundred,plus
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#11214523 - 11/09/15 09:00 AM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
If you give him $200 for two days as a tip he will be very grateful, I am sure.

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#11214553 - 11/09/15 09:13 AM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
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Loc: Katy, Texas US
Especially when its something u won.

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#11214626 - 11/09/15 09:53 AM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
jimmye123 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/08
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Loc: tx
No I was thinking each trip, wouldn't schedule close together either, I fully understand what it takes to operate a boat, truck, and make a living,
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#11214798 - 11/09/15 11:14 AM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Depends. The best tip I got EVER was a doubling of my fee. Of course, both the son and the doctor caught their personal best on that trip. $100 a day seems about right, unless the guide goes WAY above what you expect of him. If he is working his butt off putting you on fish or trying to find fish, then a little more would be appreciated. If he just shows up (NOT LIKELY), then $75 or so. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#11214824 - 11/09/15 11:24 AM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
patriot07 Offline
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I've tipped $40 on a rough day where the guide worked hard and $100 on a great day where the guide worked hard. Both on trips that I paid for ($400+ IIRC). I would think $50 to $100 per day for a free trip would be fair to both sides.
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#11215430 - 11/09/15 05:40 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6542
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
For a donated trip that I won rather than bid on I would likely give a bigger tip and pick up lunch. Probably at least $100 each trip. Depends somewhat on what you can afford.

I had a guy who guided me in Maine. When I called him and asked his rate he said $100 a day. I was like " oh, great this will be interesting." It turned out to be one of my top guide trips ever. Caught a bunch of 3 to 4# smallmouth on a beautiful July day out of a nice 20 ft Skeeter. He worked security 3 days a week for 14 hrs a day and just liked a few trips to cover gas. I gave him $300 told him thanks and put it towards that other PowerPole you were thinking about getting.

Moral to the story.......it depends on the circumstance.
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#11215540 - 11/09/15 06:40 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: jimmye123]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
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Loc: Athens, TX
what does it matter whether you paid for the trip or not ?
The guide donated it.
You bought tickets or entered said event & won the trip.
Tip according to the service and the fish the guide put you on.
if he fishes don't tip so much, Nothing worse than a guide catching a BIG fish you might have caught had he not been fishing. Tip good if he instructs and puts you on fish. The more fish the more of a tip.
The last guide trip I went on, before we fished, I let the guide know what I expected for my money and set a "tip range" based on the number and size of the fish I caught.
Tips are for "services rendered"
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#11215608 - 11/09/15 07:17 PM Re: Guide tip? [Re: Nutman]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1108
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Originally Posted By: Nutman
what does it matter whether you paid for the trip or not ?
The guide donated it.
You bought tickets or entered said event & won the trip.
Tip according to the service and the fish the guide put you on.
if he fishes don't tip so much, Nothing worse than a guide catching a BIG fish you might have caught had he not been fishing. Tip good if he instructs and puts you on fish. The more fish the more of a tip.
The last guide trip I went on, before we fished, I let the guide know what I expected for my money and set a "tip range" based on the number and size of the fish I caught.
Tips are for "services rendered"


Him donating his time should be even more bases for tipping better. Secondly, I have never heard of not wanting your guide to fish. 3rd with a attitude like that with your tip range. I'm surprised you didn't catch 3 kentuckys in 8hrs.

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