While watching other people fish, it was obvious to me that most people have very limited knowledge about the basics of catching fish. The simple knowledge, like how to hold a fishing rod, bait / lure selection, speed of retrieve and factors that create a successful day on the water, were things my wife and I could teach others. We decided to start a guide business in order to help people learn how to catch fish on local lakes. We started this process in 1995, becoming licensed NYS guides. After retiring, we secured our U.S.C.G. Captains licenses.
Our goal when we take people fishing is for them to have a memorable day on the water, learn new methods to catch fish and have fun. The hardest part of teaching is getting anglers to set the hook. What “set the hook” means, is that anytime that you feel any resistance, you pull back hard. That’s when you’ll find out how often seaweed swims. Usually, anglers wait to feel a bite but normally, the fish are just there. They have inhaled your offering. What a joy it is for us to take people fishing and watch them have a fun day while learning to fish.