So, you have decided to take a little fishing trip and head to Headwaters. You want to make your trip memorable. You want to take home a BIG fish right?
If you are familiar with fishing at all, you know that making false promises will do no good. No fishing guide can guarantee what the day will bring. However, don’t lose hope when it comes to reeling in that trophy fish. There are a few things you can do to make this dream more possible. One of the first things to do is book a Headwaters Fishing Guide. A professional guide can make all the difference in enjoying your day out on the Lake..
What to Look for in a Headwaters Fishing Guides:
- Experience!- There are MANY guides out on the lake and new guides are always popping up. Many guys think that fishing all day on the lake would be a dream job and then start a company. Experience is a must when it comes to choosing a guide. We have over 30 years of experience on the Lake. We know the water’s inside and out. We know the trends and patterns of the fish during certain times of the year.
- Local! Hiring a local guide is important because there are a lot of “guides” who come from out of state in the winter time who have no experience on the lake or surrounding lakes. You may not get the full Okeechobee experience you are looking for. Also beware of a booking agent who will pass you off to a “guide” who may or may not have experience on the lake and they collect a commission of every trip they book as well.
- Passion! You want a guide who cares about his clients. Someone who wants each and everyone of his clients to catch the biggest and most fish on each and every trip. Who treats your family and/or guests like family and treats them accordingly.
- Thoughtful! When on an Okeechobee Guided Fishing Trip the guide should give you the upmost attention and care. Baiting your hook, casting your rod, and helping you battle through the learning curve of fishing with shiners or the lure/lures chosen for the day.
Choosing the right guide for you and your guest/family is very important. At Shellen guide service, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated while also helping them to learn as well as catch as many fish as possible in the allotted time for the day. While choosing a guide should not be a stressful process; choosing the wrong guide certainly could be. Here at Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides we will ALWAYS take customer feedback as to what we can do to serve our clients better. If you have fished with us in the past and have any feedback at all as to how we can serve you please feel free to use this link in the contact page to notify us as to how we can better serve you in the future. Thank you! Until next time Fish on!