guffins fisherman

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About guffins fisherman

  • Birthday 10/13/1974

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    Crescent Yacht Club, Chaumont, NY
  • Boat Name
    Mako
  1. "1: Chartering is NOT for retirement = you don't charter your income building years to build up a retirement fund AND Retirement is for chartering (Think of this on so many levels----tax brackets @ different ages/income brackets ---Paying into social security for 30 years on the books 1st. ---Cash income in life when certain income limits are in play---winters off OR down south working boats in tourist locations ETC..........." This is so true. I work for probably the largest, busiest charter business in Henderson Harbor. None of the captains in that outfit rely solely on the fishing to pay the bills. To what extent, I cannot say, but I will say all of the captains I know have other jobs, and fish HARD when the weather permits. I too had dreams of starting my own business and working this glorious job. On the water every day, meeting people, doing something I love and making some money at it. Those things are all still true, but it takes catching lightening in a bottle to put them all together. One of the first things I realized is that anybody can go out and get their license, buy a boat, put up a sign and call themselves a business. The tricky part is making it stick and actually being able to sustain that business. Putting together an experience nice enough to entice people to come back year after year, and to create buzz, is the hard part. My advice to anyone is twofold, even though I have limited experience: First, work for someone for a few years to get your feet wet, and see how a fishing business runs. The devil is in the details in EVERYTHING, I mean EVERYTHING you do to be successful. Second, if you want to jump in on your own, start out part time. Use up weekends, vacations etc. from your real job to ease yourself into the grind. I haven't been in the business long enough to pretend to talk about the state of the lake, so I will leave that part to the many more experienced people on this forum. Good luck, and I hope anyone starting out does well. It truly is a great job.
  2. Yup. Still there. There is another further down the shore in Adams Cove. It is a $5.00 honor box ramp. Another ramp exists at Guffin Bay campground/RV park on the opposite side. Tougher to back down. Not sure of cost. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Cool video. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. for sale : usa

    I run both, the walleye boards and the 22's. I feel like the 22's plane out to the side better, making for a better, more organized(less tangles) spread. I always run 6-8 lines, with 6 being planer lines. I wish the walleye boards would get further away from the boat like the 22's do. They just seem to lag more, is all. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    I run the flags on every board, but do not run the spring system. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    The 22's are what you want. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Keep your eyes glued to this classified section. Everything you need will pop up eventually. Be on your toes though. The good stuff goes fast. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Nope, no fish coming out of Chaumont at this point. The ice is impassable. The weather is terrible. Nope. Nothing to see here. Okay, kidding obviously. Be safe though. The ice in Chaumont is dynamic to say the least, right now. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I know Gene on Sunken Treasure Charters well. He and Sam are great people, will treat you well and know the walleye game up here inside and out. I know he gets booked up pretty quick, so don't wait if you want a spring trip. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. We managed one last trip on Chaumont Bay during the super moon. I played guide for a buddy that is getting into the walleye chasing game. We saw a lot of nice marks, but only had one taker. It was still pretty cool being out on the bay in the middle of the night, and have it be flat calm.
  11. I understand. I have to use dynamite to get my son out of bed to hunt and fish. My daughter, on the other hand pops up like it's Christmas. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Thanks. Taking the kids let's me get out more often, so it's a win-win. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. My son has been sitting in the duck blind for a couple years now, but my 8 year old daughter has shown interest in getting up and going. We haven't put a lot of birds down, but still having fun.
  14. I hear ya. Hunt waterfowl, or chase walleye in the eastern basin? Decisions, decisions. I may opt for the eyes this weekend. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Sorry for trying to add to the conversation. I think if I were asking a bunch of questions, trying to hijack info from this thread I would see your point. I will back off so as to not hijack this thread. I am not worried about my issues, just trying to add to the conversation. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app