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What to tell folks at the ramp ? #13168569 05/28/19 12:11 PM
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I was cleaning a mess of big Crappie yesterday on my tailgate and had several people come over to admire them.
Then the questions started.
Did you catch them under the bridge?
Did you catch them on brush piles?
Where are the brush piles?
Minnows or jigs?
What color jigs?
How deep were they?
Can I just tie up to a tree, I donít have an anchor.

I was obviously a guide as I was wearing a logo shirt and standing in the heat cleaning fish for folks.
If I am out on the lake I will often give up a pile if someone is close but not catching fish.
I donít mind sharing tidbits of info to help other folks have a fun day on the lake but WOW .

How much do yíall share before you suggest they just hire a guide for a trip?
I book more trips with folks learning where and how to catch fish on their lake of choice than just a casual day on the lake and do my best to set them up to catch fish all year.

My last trip to Sandlin I let them take picture of my GPS so they could find my brush piles BUT they paid to learn.

It is hard to know where to draw the line as I donít want to be rude to folks.


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Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13168595 05/28/19 12:40 PM
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Did you catch them under the bridge? some of em,....
Did you catch them on brush piles? we fished a few brush piles,...
Where are the brush piles? 12 to 25 feet, depends on the wind....
Minnows or jigs? we used both
What color jigs? all colors were used
How deep were they? 12-25 feet, some deeper.
Can I just tie up to a tree, I donít have an anchor. sure,...

that was easy,...maybe you all would like to schedule a trip sometime....

that was easy,

fish

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Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13168616 05/28/19 01:04 PM
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I donít mind sharing how I caught them, depth etc... most people donít know how to read a graph anyways. But theyíll pot lick if they can.

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13168667 05/28/19 01:42 PM
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I'll tell them what area of the lake to go to and what depth of water to look for brush and use this jig or minnows.

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13168764 05/28/19 03:03 PM
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I think if you've decided to make a living as a fishing guide, you should not give up very much information. I think giving someone the color of jig they're biting and the depth they're holding is pretty good information to get them started.

Maybe you could keep some business cards in your shirt pocket and let them know you have an opening in three days and would be happy to teach them how to catch the crappie you've found.

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: JIM SR.] #13168786 05/28/19 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
Did you catch them under the bridge? some of em,....
Did you catch them on brush piles? we fished a few brush piles,...
Where are the brush piles? 12 to 25 feet, depends on the wind....
Minnows or jigs? we used both
What color jigs? all colors were used
How deep were they? 12-25 feet, some deeper.
Can I just tie up to a tree, I don’t have an anchor. sure,...

that was easy,...maybe you all would like to schedule a trip sometime....

that was easy,

fish


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Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Pintail711] #13168801 05/28/19 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Pintail711
I donít mind sharing how I caught them, depth etc...


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Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13168861 05/28/19 04:50 PM
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People should definitely pay for GPS coordinates (via the guide fee or otherwise). I would only give those out (and maybe only if I liked the people I was guiding) for paying customers and only if they were from out of town and couldn't get back to that location more than 10 or so times a year. The rest of the stuff you could just provide relatively generic answers while also being helpful to a degree (and pleasant). I mean you want to market yourself in those situations but you also don't want to put yourself out of business.

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13168929 05/28/19 05:45 PM
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i just default to telling people we caught them near the dam. it usually shuts them up.


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Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13169070 05/28/19 07:44 PM
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Which ramp are you using? confused

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13169166 05/28/19 09:48 PM
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I cant afford a guide trip with you so can I just follow you in my boat tomorrow?? roflmao

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13169265 05/29/19 12:01 AM
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Had a fishing buddy that look you in the eye, and tell you he caught everyone of them in the mouth! Pretty much ended the questions. Of course he would pull a plastic from his pocket and hand it to them, tell them that this was his favorite color on the day...and it usually was.

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13169287 05/29/19 12:40 AM
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You can lead a horse to water but cant make them drink.

Those who want to learn you can help a lot by generic info such as color,weight, depth of water, and depth fish are located at. If I were going to book a trip it would definately be with someone who I ran into at the boat ramp and offered me some advise vs one that was an a** hole.

I guided salt water part time until I went back to freshwater bass and crappie. So I know what you mean. Use it in a good way to up sale your services. If people want to get GPS coordinates let them book a trip and take them out sinking brushpile mixed with a little fishing to show them presentations.


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Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: Buff2] #13169293 05/29/19 12:44 AM
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I always tell em I caught them north of the dam, some people get it some dont

Re: What to tell folks at the ramp ? [Re: SK.] #13169317 05/29/19 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SK.
Originally Posted by Pintail711
I donít mind sharing how I caught them, depth etc... most people donít know how to read a graph anyways. But theyíll pot lick if they can


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x2. Most people even with the right info cant put it together.

The guy in the back of my own boat cant even do what I can do. I would be a little conservative on my actual spot. I would chuckle and say I can't give that up.

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