Tipping on a fishing trip is a common practice, with 10 to 20% being the standard. It's best to start with 15% and adjust the amount depending on how satisfied you are with the trip. Guides put in a lot of effort to make sure their clients have a successful day, no matter what the conditions are like. Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises suggests that you should tip your guide the same way you would tip your waiter.
After a great day of fishing, when you're done with your waders and ready to go home, it's time to thank your guide for all their hard work. They paddled tirelessly, tied flies to your leader, gave you advice on where to cast your line, prepared lunch on the beach, and even managed to take a picture of you with that big trout before it slipped away. Tipping is an important way to show your appreciation for the guide's efforts. It's also a great way to ensure that they'll be just as motivated and helpful on your next fishing trip.