Tarpon20 wrote: »
Check out craigslist or look online, merchant marine academy would also be an option if you could do it. Dont let others get you down, I have been a full time guide for 7yrs now after working on a boat for 2yrs prior. I have been fishing my whole life and love it, some people get into guiding for the wrong reasons. I will never be rich off of it, but my wife gets to stay home with my 2 little boys and they get to spend a lot of time on the water. Fishing is a way of life for me and I am very lucky to do what I love, I dont think a lot of people truly love what they do. Ever hear some say "man I love pouring concrete" or "I cant wait to get up in the morning and go install some cabinets". Do what makes you happy
flatsjunkie88 wrote: »
I made a wise choice going into the construction trade ( Electrician ). Then the market crashed...
Tarpon20 wrote: »
Half of the fireman are part time guides.
dblazer wrote: »
Duckmanjr, you sir are a loser! Good luck flatsjunkie, get out there and meet as many captains as you can!
Fritz wrote: »
If you want to be a fishing mate, show up at the docks and don't go away, dawn to dusk, clean boats, whatever, just be there all the time. Opportunity often goes to the person who just happens to be around when someone needs a good man, better still if they (whoever 'they' is) know your a hard working, intelligent, sober type.
You can decide for yourself which camp you wish to raise your tent (Duckmans or Tarpon's), I see wisdom and folly in both, though not to equal degrees.
dnaber wrote: »
Duckmanjr, years from now those that called you names will think back and say "Duckmanjr really did understand life". As a young man in the military I had a supervisor who once told me that you should alway think about where you want to be in 10 years and drive yourself towards that goal. Flatsjunkie good luck in your career choices and in life.