I used Gerald Bates guide service 2 years ago when I first started fishing for Stripers, www.fishlakecumberland.com. Went out with him in October on a terrible fishing day, high blue skies and rising barometer. Only caught 1 keeper fish but I asked a million questions and he answered all of them. Never even owned a planer board before trip but went out that day and bought 4 plus all other goodies. Went out the next morning and caught 5 keepers, biggest 22 lb, had 15 keepers total for all week. Would not have caught a fish if it was not for what I learned from him. Excellent guide if you are wanting a guide to put you on fish and learn in the process. If I ever needed a guide again I would not hesitate to schedule him again. Even to this day I will call him and get some info on what the stripers are doing and he helps me out. Fine gentleman. Same year he won numerous tourney's on the Stiper national tour including the year end championship.