Fishing Guide Fees
Our fishing guides (not providing shore lunch) receive $300.00 per day plus tip. Guides take 1-2 persons per day and provide their own boat, motor and gas. If not using the guides boat: 1) a Rideout's rental boat may be substituted, or 2) a guest may provide his/her own boat at reduced cost as they are providing their own boat. See more information on hiring a guide below.
NOTE: If you are an American plan customer and plan to hire a guide who guides out of a traditional grand lake canoe and cooks you a shore lunch over a camp fire, please scroll down to that section at the bottom of the page.
Fishing Guide Details:
Per local tradition, guests on the American plan are billed for the guides lunch which is prepared by the Rideout's staff (you are charged $12). The guide brings his own lunch if the guest is on the housekeeping plan.
The guide fee should be paid directly to the guide in cash.
It is customary to pay a cash gratuity to the guide which again is paid directly to the guide....typically around 15% of the guide fee (or more, if desired).
Bait and tackle, if needed, is charged to the guest.
Guides often provide for the guest's use appropriate rod/reel combos at no charge....this can be confirmed in advance with the guide.
If the guide is guiding out of a guest's personal boat, the guide fee will be $225 per day, plus tip.
If the guide is guiding out of a Rideout's rental boat, the guide fee will be $225 per day, plus tip, plus the normal rental boat rate of $65-$75 (2020 rates) which is paid to Rideout's separately.
Traditional Grand Lake Canoe/Shore Lunch Guides:
American Plan customers: have the option now of hiring a guide with a traditional grand lake canoe (or large 20' Lund Alaskan) who will provide a high quality shore lunch over a campfire on the beach for 1-2 people. The rate is $325 per day plus tip. The guide will provide, if requested, appropriate rods & reels at no extra cost. Bait and tackle is extra (if excessive). Additional fees may be added for transportation to other nearby lakes, if appropriate. Note: A $14 per person per day charge will be added to your American plan daily rate only on the days you are guided, to cover additional shore lunch costs. Note: When hiring a guide who provides a shore lunch you are not billed for the guides lunch each day at @$12 per day, which is standard with non-shore lunch guiding.
Make the most of your fishing adventure and hire one of the many fine guides who work out of Rideout's!