HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR
GUIDED BASS FISHING
Phoenix Fishing Guides and your professional guide WILL provide:
Rods & Reels are provided by your guide. We use top of the line bait casting and spinning rods and reels, depending on conditions and abilities. Of course, you are welcome to bring your favorite.
Tackle, artificial baits and lures.
Bottled drinking water.
On full day trips, a lunch will be provided.
Items you will be responsible for:
Clothing based on conditions (layers), rain jacket. Our mornings may be cool but by mid-day it usually warms up nicely.
Sunscreen and sun hat – any ball cap that will keep the sun out of your eyes.
Glasses – A MUST FOR EYE PROTECTION. We strongly recommend polarized lenses to reduce glare.
Any required medications/personal items you will need.
Fishing License- you can purchase at most sporting goods stores, or online at www.azgfd.com
Tonto National Forest parking pass- you can purchase at the entrance to the forest/ ramp area or at selected local convenient stores.
SEASONAL WEATHER INFORMATION
Phoenix, Arizona enjoys sunny, dry weather year-round. It's the temperature that varies the most. Winters are pleasantly mild, spring and fall are warm, while daytime highs of over 100-degree F (above 38 °C) are the norm throughout summers.
Most fishing is done on the front or back deck of a full-rigged bass boat. Please let us know if you need the use of a pedestal seat for comfort during the trip. Start drinking lots of water and don’t forget your hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Guide gratuity is not included as part of your payment and is by no means mandatory. However, gratuity is much appreciated both as part of a professional guide’s salary and as feedback for a job well done. Gratuity amounts are discretionary. Customary to the industry as a whole, for example, is 20% of the total trip cost for a day of quality, professional service.
Please Note: Transportation to and from your fishing destination is not provided.
Upon booking a trip and confirming a date with Phoenix Fishing Guides, your guide will
contact you prior to your trip to review details and give specific directions regarding when
and where you will meet. Meeting times and locations will depend on current fishing
conditions and chosen lake. Our guides make every attempt to accommodate
preferences regarding locations, meeting times and other special requests.
We have built our reputation on customer service and a true passion for bass fishing.
Our number one goal is to create the kind of experience that meets or exceeds your
expectations of a professional bass fishing guide service.