When you hire a charter fishing guide you should expect to have a great experience. Not only by achieving the goal of catching fish, but also by enjoying your entire experience on the water with the captain. The best days on the water will also include learning new skills and techniques, with a guide that is passionate about the environment and fishing.
The best guides are inquisitive about nature and passionate about being on the water daily, learning something themselves each day. It is expected that guides can share this passion with their clients. Through the constant effort of studying the patterns of the ecosystem, they will have learned the best spots and techniques to catch fish in all weather and tide conditions. This will give them the ability to maintain flexibility and keep their cool throughout the trip.
A great guide will be able to read people as much as the water. Good communication is paramount to learning how to help their clients have a great day. They should be able to offer guidance to clients seamlessly and without frustration. They need to maintain a calm, confident, and helpful attitude when the situations are not ideal.
Great guides will also have good quality gear and a capable vessel that is all well maintained. They understand that clients expect everything to perform as it should throughout the day.
When you are searching for your next charter fishing trip guide it is wise to consider other people’s experiences. You should be able to find numerous reviews on various platforms, not just those curated on the company’s website, but also on public websites like Google. Look for evidence that the guide routinely works to connect with clients, is successful at catching fish in a variety of circumstances, and that clients had a memorable and fun trip.
Capt. Casey Russell, owner, and operator of Crystal River Guide Service, embodies all of these characteristics and has a long-standing history of meeting his client’s expectations. He has hundreds of five-star client reviews and testimonials raving about their experience on the water with him.
Next time you are considering a charter fishing trip in Crystal River or Homosassa, make sure to check out what other clients enjoyed about their day with Capt. Casey.