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Surf Fishing Guide #13159514 05/19/19 04:35 PM
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Ive been surf fishing for 20+ years. Basically started doing it because my grandpa left me with a lot of surf fishing rigs when he passed away in the 90s. After learning the ins and outs, it became basically an addiction. The surf is only an hour away from my house so I can go whenever. Over the years of being on this forum, Ive noticed that starting in May, theres a lot of surf fishing questions about rigs, bait and gear. I see that a lot of the people asking questions are just going down to the coast for vacation and really have no need in purchasing $1000 worth of gear for their 4 day vacation. So my question is: Is there a need for a surf fishing guide? Say I take 2-3 people with me, use all of my surf rods, shark rods, kayak, leaders, weights etc and the customer/s catch the fish. I could also give a day long tutorial of why I do what I do and why I use what I use. For those of you who have fished the surf a lot, you know theres a lot of misconceptions about surf fishing. Its not as easy as one would think. I figure if I could provide a service and provide it doing something I love and also passing on knowledge at the same time, then it could be worthwhile.
Let me know what you think. Youre not going to hurt my feelings, its just a epiphany at this point.

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Re: Surf Fishing Guide [Re: TheFluke215] #13159568 05/19/19 06:02 PM
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I think that sounds like a good idea.
They go out for a few hours learn a lot, have a much higher chance of not only catching fish but nice fish.
And they do not have to go out and buy anything special.

Then there are others that would love the opportunity to accelerate their learning curve by going out with someone knowledgeable.

Hope it works out well for you.
Next time I make it down to Galveston, will have to look you up.

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Thanks Ocelot. Send a message anytime youre ready.

Re: Surf Fishing Guide [Re: TheFluke215] #13160653 05/20/19 06:10 PM
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I know there are a couple operating on PINS, I think it is a good idea, like you said, some people want to try it, but don't want or don't need to buy all the surf gear. I say go for it.


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Re: Surf Fishing Guide [Re: TheFluke215] #13160675 05/20/19 06:31 PM
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I actually never thought about it till now. It sounds like a good idea and as you said, there is deff a demand for it. Personally I think its more of a class than a guided experience. Alot of people book a fishing guide because they dont have a boat and time to constantly scout water.When a guys paying, he wants to be on fish. Calling it a class would guarantee the customer still received value regardless of catch rate.

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Thanks for the input guys. Ive put an ad on southeasttexas.com under fishing/charter services. Ill see what happens I guess. I dont do the Facebook so Ill put an ad up on here as well. Word of mouth goes a long way so if yall happen to know anyone interested, let me know. One more question, what do yall consider a fair price? Its hard for me to put a price tag on something that Im extremely passionate about.

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I have thought about this myself but have a few things holding me back.

Here are a few land based shark fishing links with rates; looks like it's somewhere in the range of $400 to $600 for 4 to 6 hours.

http://way2reelcharters.com/charter-rates/

http://captainbrant.com/rates-booking/

https://www.barrettrods.com/shark-fishing-charters

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Sending a PM--TheFluke 215

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Go for it !

if possible make the price reasonable that will help me and lots of people learn the sport and of course you will still make decent $$, just my .02

Re: Surf Fishing Guide [Re: BASSIC] #13182020 06/11/19 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BASSIC
Go for it !

if possible make the price reasonable that will help me and lots of people learn the sport and of course you will still make decent $$, just my .02



BASSIC, here is Cody's current pricing.
https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...shing-guide-class-rate-info#Post13164989

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