jumboshrimp wrote: »
I know a few inshore guides. one of them constantly complains about how much money he makes, he hardly advertises, he has a crappy boat, he refuses to pay the fees to fish in the areas that most people want to fish, he's a drunk, he is often late to the ramp, he is hard to be around, he doesn't clean or maintain equipment... basically he is everything you can think about that would make a horrible fishing guide - I met him at a christmas party and fished with him a couple times but have since avoided going with him. Another guide I know never complains but busts his butt to get business and keep clients, fish tournaments and be involved in the fishing and boating community. I dont know the numbers of what they make, but I know which one of them drives a better truck, and I know which one of them is happier. I think with any business like this you are going to get out what you put in. Undoubtedly after you cover expenses it isn't a lot of money but if you cut out the crap you don't need in your life you'd be amazed how little money you need to get by.