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Hello, this summer I'm planning on starting up a day trip guide service for smallmouth and muskies on the local river back home where I have spent lots of time learning the different sections and what works best out there. My questions are: does anyone have any great shore lunch recipes thye would be willing to share? In your opinion is $110 an attractive price for a 6 hour float trip-the cost is a total from everything to shore lunch, gas, guide fee, and a one day license(resident/resident)? I would appreciate any and all comments!

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Considering it will probably cost half that in fuel prices, it is too cheap. 250 a half day if you value your time is a minimum. Run it like a business and depreciate your vehicles and boat. You should clear 300 a day after expenses to make it worthwhile. If not, don't waste your time.

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I guess I should have clarified a few things; my house back home is approx. 6 miles from the river that I would be doing the float trips on so gas would be nothing to worry about. And I will be a part time painter as well so I'm not doing this as my main source of income it's just something I've always wanted to do. I want a day trip experience for someone that doesn't necessarily have money to throw at everything but still wants to catch lots of fish and just relax for thew day without breaking the bank.

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So its more like a little side business, hobby. Make a few bucks, have some fun. Meet some new people, and catch a few fish.

A buddy and I do the same thing for bear hunting. We all ready have the baits going from training season, so if someone wants to sit over them we can accommodate them with that or we take them out with the dogs. Just helps to pay for our hobby. Its average Joe hunting.

You will need this as well if you take money or tips from people.

Guide lic.

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Exactly! just trying it out for size and experience, going to school right now for an Associates degree in Outdoor leadership and also picking up my backcountry guide certificate. Pretty sure I'm going to teach elementary for a career but if this gets off the ground it would be a great hobbie/summer job in the off season of school..thanks!

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