There are several different reasons to charter a boat with a fishing guide, or go on a guided fishing trip. Whether it’s because you only fish a few times a year, and do not want to invest in a boat to maintain and store, or if you want to learn how to fish from an expert, or if you own a boat but want to learn from an expert of a lake, river, or the ocean, on how they target and where they fish to learn how they are so successful, it is well worth the cost. Some companies like to reward their employees with a guided fishing trip or chartered fishing trip, and some people like to go with groups of friends or family. The best part about guided fishing trips and fishing charters is that you will be going with an expert in the field that gets paid day in and day out to get them onto a good area with lots of fish. They learn their fishing target areas throughout the seasons each year to know where the fish are hiding, at what depths, and how to catch them with what baits, and what lures. Many of the guided fishing trips and fishing charters provide the gear in the cost, or will rent the gear at a cheap cost. This can include fishing rods, fishing reels lined up with the right fishing line, hooks, sinkers, and lures. Some of the fishing guides will throw in drinks, a few of them will provide light meals, many of them will even have a bathroom on board. Some of them, depending on the type of boat, and whether the boat has a cabin or not, also have heat and air conditioning for extra comfort on the trip, or at least as you travel on the water to your fishing spot. The better fishing guides will throw your fish on ice when you catch it, and cut one gill on the fish, which greatly improves the taste of the meat. You usually, depending on if you choose to charter a boat in certain countries while you are out on a vacation, get to keep your fish. Most of the time they offer a free, or cheap, service that they will also clean your fish and give you the fish fillets in a bag, so you can throw it right in your ice chest. Then when you get home you can rinse the meat again, and vacuum seal it so it stays fresh in the freezer for quite some time. I like to write the type of fish and the date on all of my fish that go in the freezer, so I know what I am grabbing for dinner. Click the link below, and book your next fishing trip with your family, friends, or even on a solo trip, or combined with other solo fishermen that book the same day with you. There’s nothing better than fresh caught, wild fish. It is so much better than store bought and farm raised fish. Whether you are looking to book a fishing guide to go out and do some rock cod or lingcod fishing, or crabbing, salmon fishing, halibut fishing, striper fishing, sturgeon fishing, bass fishing, trout fishing, mackinaw fishing, they have all that and so much more. The website below has a full range of guides that will detail what is included in each trip, as well as allow you to pick a date on the calendar to check availability and pricing. Book Your Next Fishing Charter by Clicking BelowRecommended Fishing Charter - Guided Fishing TripsFishing Charters out of Bodega Bay, CAOcean Fishing Charters and Guides•Salmon•Rock Cod•Ling Cod•Halibut•Shark•Humboldt Squid•Dungeness CrabFreshwater Fishing Charters and Guides•Kokanee•Trout•Landlocked SalmonFishing Charters out of San Francisco, CAOcean Fishing Charters and Guides•Sturgeon•Striped Bass•Halibut•Leopard Sharks•Rockfish•Lingcod•Chinook King SalmonFishing Charters out of Berkeley, CAOcean Fishing Charters and Guides•Halibut•Striped Bass•King Samon•Rockfish•Lingcod•Shark•CrabFishing Charters out of Lake Tahoe, CAFreshwater Fishing Charters and Guides•Mackinaw Lake Trout•Rainbow Trout•Brown Trout•Landlocked Kokanee SalmonDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.