I was told and told about how to catch summer fish, and even lucked into a few myself, but was never that good at it. Until this year, I went out with a guide (Dave Stewart here on Ky lake - but I am sure there are great guides on Cumberland), and it has made all the difference in the world. I only wish i would have done it earlier, but I will definitely do it again. I knew I had to find ledges, and thought I knew what a good ledge looked like. Dave took out the guessing game for me. A good guide will teach you what to look for and how to approach it, and you and your son can reproduce that time and time again. I used to think, I know how to fish, or I can figure it out, or the paying for a guide is just for tourist. I could not have been more wrong. The price of a quality guide is the best bargain you will find in fishing, and far more valuable than any equipment. I will be taking at least one or two trips a year from now on.