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#11445485 - 02/28/16 04:18 PM GUIDE QUESTION?
Chris Wren Offline
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Registered: 02/04/13
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Loc: Texas,Upshur,
Do bass Guides hook fish and then hand-off rod to customers? Just wondering if that is a common practice.

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#11445525 - 02/28/16 04:41 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Only if they ask. I haven't had a client ever ask but maybe another guide has. I would say this not a common practice unless they have children on board and they are assisting the parents with taking off fish or catching.

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#11445572 - 02/28/16 05:07 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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I had an 6 hour skunk trip onetime with a popular guide on Fork. As we were heading into the dock, he hooked a 4lber the first action of any sort we had seen all day. He passed the rod my direction, I was stunned and tried to refuse, but in the confusion he was able to force my hands closed around the rod. Much to my embarrassment I reeled the fish in. I still carry the shame with me to this day.


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#11445580 - 02/28/16 05:11 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Even my 7 year old won't take a fish caught that way, it would be shameful to accept the rod.

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#11445622 - 02/28/16 05:34 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Agreed. It just all happened so fast. A lesser man would probably have to see a therapist about it.
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#11445645 - 02/28/16 05:49 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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I do not and never would cause that is not teaching you the customer to catch fish. I have seen it and heard about it all my life here. Not right in my opinion.


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#11445656 - 02/28/16 05:52 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Kids. Other than than that, 16 years, never done it.
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#11445665 - 02/28/16 05:58 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Had a Striper guide do it once. It was the only fish either of us hooked all day. I didn't mind.

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#11445731 - 02/28/16 06:42 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
Richard McCarty Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
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Originally Posted By: Chris Wren
Do bass Guides hook fish and then hand-off rod to customers? Just wondering if that is a common practice.

Only been a guide for 30+ years, so don't know for sure.
In my case, NO.

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#11445740 - 02/28/16 06:48 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Usually for woman and children only if bass
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#11445847 - 02/28/16 07:52 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
CB327 Offline
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I'm not a guide, but tried this with my grandson when he was old enough to hold the rod. To this day he will say PawPaw caught the fish and I reeled it in. I would say this is justification that he needs to "catch and reel" in his own fish. fish


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#11446189 - 02/28/16 10:35 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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I don't set the hook, but I have been known to be fishing a soft plastic of some kind and suddenly request a kid to hold my rod and they usually hook up extremely quick. Weird huh?
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#11446211 - 02/28/16 11:07 PM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
I've never experienced it. It wouldn't make a poor day good IMO. Most guides say they don't fish with you unless you want them too.

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#11446388 - 02/29/16 07:19 AM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: grout-scout]
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Even my 7 year old won't take a fish caught that way, it would be shameful to accept the rod.


You said it man. I'd much rather zero than reel in another mans fish.

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#11446399 - 02/29/16 07:29 AM Re: GUIDE QUESTION? [Re: Chris Wren]
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Only if we were fishing a tourney and I needed fish number five. Lol. bolt
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