Fishing Guide Fees 

Our guides receive $275 per day.   Guides take 1-2 persons per day and provide their own boat, motor and gas.   New for American plan customers:  Starting this year guides in traditional grand lake canoes cooking the shore lunch are available on a limited basis (see more below). 

Other 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 $10).   

  • The guide fee should be paid directly to the guide in cash (or check).

  • It is customary to pay a cash gratuity to the guide which again is paid directly to the guide...a typical tip would be in the 15% range.

  • Bait and tackle, if needed, is usually charged to the guest.

  • Guides often provide for guest's use appropriate or preferred rod/reel combos....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 typically be $225 per day.

  • If the guide is guiding out of a Rideout's rental boat, the guide fee will be $225 per day, plus a $50 per day boat fee to be paid to Rideout's.

New!!!  Starting in the 2018 season our American Plan customers have the option of hiring a guide with a traditional grand lake canoe who will provide a high quality shore lunch for 1- 2 people.   The rate is $275 for a guided trip on East Grand Lake.  The guide will provide, if requested, appropriate rods/reels/bait/tackle at no extra charge.  Additional fees may be added for transportation to other nearby lakes.  A $14 per person charge will be added to your American plan rate to cover additional shore lunch costs.  

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