If your guide shows up prepared.....rods tied....bait caught...ice 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.