We get this question a lot and quite honestly we always feel a little awkward about the answer.  Guides do expect to get some tip money for their efforts. If you feel that your guide has done an excellent job for you during your trip regardless of the catch, a tip of $100 or more will be greatly appreciated.
If your guide has gone above and beyond the call of duty, whether that be an act of heroism on the water, a fish of a lifetime, greatest day of fishing ever, extended hours of fishing, etc, you get the point. Guides love big tips and remember them. Plus its a good way to assure that you will be getting the prime dates and the extra special treatment the next time you book with us.