Fishing Guide Fees 

Our fishing 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: 

  • 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. 

Traditional Grand Lake Canoe/Shore Lunch Guides: 

All Guests : have the option now of hiring a guide with a traditional grand lake canoe (or large 20' Lund Alaskan) . For an additional fee the guide will provide a high quality shore lunch over a campfire on the beach for 1-2 people.    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. 

Make the most of your fishing adventure and hire one of the many fine guides who work out of Rideout's!