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#12254178 - 05/19/17 09:38 PM Elites offering guide trips?
PowPowOl'Son Offline
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Registered: 05/03/16
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I overheard Jamie Hartman say he was hanging around for this upcoming week to guide on Rayburn. I guess that makes sense being they have a week off, but is this common? This would be a great opportunity for someone to take a guide trip with an elite guy.

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#12254179 - 05/19/17 09:39 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2647
Loc: Shreveport, La
He's been on Toledo doing trips for couple weeks now. It's honestly his only source of income if he don't cut checks
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#12254284 - 05/19/17 11:28 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
PowPowOl'Son Offline
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Gotta respect a guy that's hustling.

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#12254428 - 05/20/17 07:50 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
aking Online   content
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Registered: 07/25/14
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Stetson Blaylock was doing the same recently at Fork.

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#12254438 - 05/20/17 08:00 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
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Registered: 02/09/07
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
James Niggemeyer has been guiding for years on Fork.
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#12254579 - 05/20/17 10:34 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
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Loc: Emory, TX
id book with him
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#12254848 - 05/20/17 04:03 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
PowPowOl'Son Offline
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I saw Jamie at the expo and he said he's got 3 days open next week as of now. I guess it's a pretty good gig when you have an extra week inbetween events and can pick up an extra $800-1000.

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#12255408 - 05/21/17 07:38 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
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Loc: south georgia
best definition I've heard of a guide is "a guy who is unemployed and has got a boat".....

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#12255411 - 05/21/17 07:43 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: beartrap]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: beartrap
best definition I've heard of a guide is "a guy who is unemployed and has got a boat".....


Any guy who guides full time works his butt off. I don't see how they do it honestly. They are hardly unemployed

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#12255628 - 05/21/17 10:23 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 309
Loc: south georgia
back in the early days they used to say a pro was anybody with a week off and a boat....

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#12255699 - 05/21/17 11:10 AM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: Jaret Latta]
B. Dill Offline
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Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 604
Loc: Cypress
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: beartrap
best definition I've heard of a guide is "a guy who is unemployed and has got a boat".....


Any guy who guides full time works his butt off. I don't see how they do it honestly. They are hardly unemployed


Seems like you gotta work at least 50 hrs/wk just to break even. It's almost not a good decision. LOL

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#12255952 - 05/21/17 03:41 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I know some guides who get 600-700 a trip +tips for crappie. Much easier than trying to keep people happy with bass. Do that for 6-7 months and it's a pretty good living.

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#12256085 - 05/21/17 06:03 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4367
Loc: Livingston Tx
600-700 + tips for crappie good lord you would have to be plum crazy to pay that.

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#12256095 - 05/21/17 06:11 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: PowPowOl'Son]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Crappie trips can be 7-10 people you do realize. It's not a bass boat with 1 or 2 guys. More people do crappie trips, it's cheaper per person, kids stay catching. It's big with families

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#12256117 - 05/21/17 06:36 PM Re: Elites offering guide trips? [Re: beartrap]
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2010
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Originally Posted By: beartrap
best definition I've heard of a guide is "a guy who is unemployed and has got a boat".....


Not sure about that, most of us would love to fish every day. But no way in heck I could ever be a guide!

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