Getting on the Same Page as Your Guide

If you’ve had the same angling partner(s) for a while, you probably instinctively know right where he’s looking when he says 11 o’clock, 50ft, and if you’re really used to fishing together, you can probably tell exactly where he’s looking just by the sound of his voice.  But when you’re fishing with a new partner or client, being on the same page in terms of casting distance can be a challenge.  Often before any real fishing has begun, I like to pick out a stick or pothole within casting range and ask how far to that particular spot, it’s a great way to get a good feel for how you and your guide/partner perceive distance.  The first shot you get could be your best chance of the day, take the time to be prepared.  Here are a few other tips from Deneki Outdoors on how to make sure you’re on the same page as your guide.