The other thread that is on this BBS got a bit personal. The thread showed me some things that should be cleared up.. One thing is that people don't really know how much to tip a guide.. I got a ways down the list, and sounds like shotgunning answers.. BUT, I AM NOT GOING FOR BEAR, ELK, Etc...
I am on my way to Alaska to do some fishing for salmon and halibut.
Three basic ways to get the fish 1) Charters, 2)Road System, 3)ATV Rides,, and one more A flyout...(could use help in figuring this out as I am trying to get one scheduled during my stay)
Most guides, for the island I am looking at, are in the $200 to $275 range.. From road system truck rides, to halibut off a boat. As far as I can tell these all are about 8 hours. So, what are the guidelines for these types of charters, or guide services?? I am not staying at a B&B, or bunk house with these guides/captains. Their services are AlaCarte, if you will, chosen through word of mouth, or one of AA's books on fishing Alaska.
What can a fisherman from the lower 48 be expected to pay, in "tips" to the captain/gude, and any crew/assistants for the day's event. Let's just say, for example, we got out/in and caught some fish. We were satisfied with the catch, tired, and ready to call it a day.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT??? Nobody wants to get a rep for being cheap, nor do they want to go broke trying to be fair. I am trying to figure out how much cash to bring, or have available through ATM... THESE FIGURES HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTED, AND BUDGETED....
Your thoughtful input is appreciated.