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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few FAQ's...
Q -    What is your credit card deposit policy?
A -    A $50.00 deposit is required to reserve the date. THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OF THE DEPOSIT. If the trip is cancelled due to severe weather, (THIS IS LIGHTNING OR THUNDER, NOT RAIN, COLD, ETC.), or cancelled by Rob's Guide Service, you will recieve your full $50.00 DEPOSIT REFUNDED. Otherwise there are no refunds.
Q -   Am I guaranteed to catch fish?
A -   No. There are too many factors beyond my control to guarantee fish. Such as fisherman's or fisherwoman's skills or the lack thereof, weather,barometric pressures, cold fronts, wind direction, boat traffic, moon phase, normal lake cycles, I think you get my point. I will do my best to put you on fish with the right lures/techniques fitted to your skill level to give you the best opportunities to catch fish.
 Q-    What do I need to bring?
A -    A valid fishing license, any food or drinks you may want, no alcohol. And try to travel light to give as much room in the boat as possible, Any medications you might need and anything to prevent allergic reactions (IF YOU HAVE ANY), camera, rain coat if rain is threatening, appropriate clothing, it's usually cooler on water than land, and sunglasses, hats, and the like.
Q -   What is the weather policy?
A -   It's considered a full trip unless there is dangerous weather such as high winds, lightning, or dangerous temperatures. If trips are cut short or cancelled due to dangerous weather, the rate is: 1st hour $100.00, 2nd hour additional $50.00, 3rd hour an additonal $50.00, and every hour after that an additional $35.00.
    Rain, cold, heat, slow fishing, etc. is not reason for a refund. The town of lake Lure has an ordinance that a commercial boat must leave the lake immediately if visible lightning or audible thunder is heard. In this case, the above rules for dangerous weather will apply to rates.
Q - What are the size of fish that are caught?
A -  Lake Lure: Largemouth average 12"-14", Smallmouth 12"-14", Crappie 10"-12", White bass, depending on time of the year, 8"-12", or 14"-18". There are much bigger fish of each species in the lake and are caught, but these sizes are the norm.
       Green River: The average size of Brooks, Browns, and Rainbows all run about 12"-14". These are stocked fish and they also put in some nice brood trout in the 17"-21" range.
       Lake Jocassee:  Largemouth, 3lb. - 6 lb., Smallmouth, 2 lb., Redeye, 10"-12", Trout, 14", and yes, The Spot 2lb.- 3 lb.