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#12330209 - 07/08/17 07:19 PM How much to tip?
FishnDenton Offline

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 212
Loc: Denton, tx
I'm planning to take my first guided fishing trip and was wondering if it's customary to tip the guide and if so how much? It would be a2 person half day trip. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Edited by FishnDenton (07/08/17 07:50 PM)

#12330241 - 07/08/17 07:42 PM Re: How much to tip? [Re: FishnDenton]
formula462 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1668
Loc: arlington, tx
Two people and you like what he's done for you then I would say 30-50 bucks.

#12330585 - 07/09/17 12:06 AM Re: How much to tip? [Re: FishnDenton]
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 3378
Loc: FT. WORTH, TX. U.S.A.
If your guide shows up prepared.....rods tied....bait for your fish....has a place to clean fish....
Basically all you need is snacks drinks and your license......then he's done a lot before you ever got there.
That's why you hire a guide!
Make him look forward to your next phone call by compensating him well.
It's a win situation for both of you.
15-20% is a good place to start.

There are guides and then there are guides. I had a young lady tell me recently that she had given up on guides and only came because her husband made her. She tipped well and said she was defiantly coming back after fishing with me. My point is go more than once and find a guide you like that can catch fish.
All guides have a bad day every now and then. That's not the norm.
If you find one you like build a relationship just as you would with any service based business.
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#12334709 - 07/11/17 05:29 PM Re: How much to tip? [Re: FishnDenton]
snowyriver6 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2332
Loc: austin
I usually tip 25 dollars, unless they are illegals. I dont tip illegals

#12334725 - 07/11/17 05:38 PM Re: How much to tip? [Re: FishnDenton]
Redfoxone Offline

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 143
Loc: Bullard, TX
I have tipped anywhere from 0 to $100 depending on how much fun I had. Note, I said "how much fun", not how many fish.

Edited by Abogue77 (07/11/17 05:39 PM)

#12334734 - 07/11/17 05:44 PM Re: How much to tip? [Re: FishnDenton]
Three Nails Guide Offline
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Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 648
Loc: East Texas
Very well said Randy!! smile
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