iagree Catching fish is fun, but everything else is what makes fishing rewarding. Fishing with a guide is like sitting down in front of a 200,000 piece jigsaw puzzle and hiring someone to put it together for you. Hero pics on a guided trip are the equivalent of framing and hanging that jigsaw puzzel in your living room. I did hire a guide once though. I was simply too busyto fix my boat trailor. I didn't feel like rowing anyway.