This is my first year Guiding and feel I have had great success with over 40 trips and no complains with plenty of tips (money that is). But , this past Saturday I fished my first tournament on Lake Champlain this year, the BFL and to my dismay I only caught 10 pounds. Wow, looking back at all the guide trips with my “40 plus 4″ goal achieved ( 40 keepers and a four pounder). If one would have bet me I wouldn’t catch 15 – 17 lbs, I would have taken the bet and lost! Maybe it was the conditions or pressure from so many anglers, who knows. Locations that for weeks have been producing 40 to 50 fish a day didn’t produce a single fish. One thing I think I learned ” I guide others better than myself!” Or, Maybe that’s why when customers call they ask to “go fishing” and never ask to “go catching”. Congrats to those who caught more than fifteen pounds.