Life as a fishing guide is an ever changing adventure and I am grateful for every moment I get to spend out on the water. Through my years of fishing, I have learned to find appreciation in the challenge to catch fish and to overcome the pressure of taking it personally whenever they remain illusive. There have been times when I have become burned out and felt my joy of fishing begin erode in the grind making it my business but adopting the gift economy has enabled me to focus on the joy of fishing rather than the monetary aspect of running a business. It has been about 4 years now since I made the shift to a gift economy and I have not regretted a single moment of it. Experience has strengthened my trust in my fellow human and my faith that I will always be provided for. It has focused my energy into giving rather than receiving which has helped me to grow on my path in all areas of my life. I am grateful to all of you who have come out in the past and all that shall come in the future, giving me the opportunity to cultivate a life of enjoyment and happiness.
What beautiful weather we have been having, it has been a blessing to be out on the water to soak up the warm sunshine the past couple of trips and as an added reward we have experienced some of the best fishing since before the flood. We have been fishing with live bait on anchor in around 50 ft. of water going 10-20 pulls down and calling the fish to us by slapping the water. Good schools of fish have been coming to the boat and staying with us all trip to enable us to catch our fill of sandbass, stripers and catfish. It looks like we are going to have some great late fall and winter fishing this year if this pattern continues.
Operating on the gift economy means I have no set rates, only a suggested rate based on the average you would expect around the lake but I have no expectations and I want you to have the opportunity to give in return what feels right based on your experience and service rendered after the trip. You can book your trip online or give me a call anytime and I'll get you set up. I also have gift certificates available for the holiday season as well. I will be looking forward to fishing with you.
Your Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide,