Let's face it, you're going to pay an average of $37-$40 per hour for a guide on Lake Fork, so how can you be sure to "get what you paid for"? Consider asking your potential "guide" the following questions:
1. "Do you live on Fork year 'round?" So many "guides" are seasonal at best. Since the guide business on Fork is not regulated, anyone can call themselves a guide. Even if they're licensed, in many cases you'll find they live anywhere from one hour away from the lake...all the way to another state!
2."Is guiding on Lake Fork your ONLY source of income?" This is your business! If the answer's no that tells you they have other obligations than those to you the paying customer!
3. If a guide advertises that they are a "touring pro" or fish tournament circuits, ask yourself how many days away from Lake Fork they spend pre-fishing other lakes.
4.Instead of asking the guide "what's your biggest fish?" ask "What's your "Customer's biggest fish?" After all you aren't paying to watch someone else catch a lunker!
5."How long have you been fishing Lake Fork?"
6.Beware of "guaranteed fish". You know the saying "if it sounds too good to be true..." You'll be surprised at the number of "guides" that will be eliminated by asking these few questions and chances are you'll be much more pleased with your fishing trip.