I have always wanted to go with a guide at santee to just see how they do things compared to the way I do things. I have been fishing santee pretty reguarly this year and have only come up empty handed once but hay that is fishing. So I went with a guide last night and I knew something was wrong when we couldnt even catch any perch all bream but that was okay cause we were going out in the stumps in lake marion for huge flatheads. Dark came and we settled into the first hole and fished there for about 1.5hours with out a bite so he decided to move on and by midnight he finnally decided on another hole which again no bites. Back to riding and looking again adn tried 2 more holes before calling it a night at 3:30am. Total of NO BITES from catfish and 5 or 6 gar bites. I was very unhappy with his lack of effort to put us on at least a small blue. I HIRED a guide so I could catch the bait and pull in the anchors and all for 1 low price of $300.00. When we got back to the dock I thanked him for the trip and all he had to say was THATS FISHING. Im no guide and I know there is no garantee that you are going to catch fish but I think I got smoked. He never sayed sorry, I will knock some money off, next trip will be half price, just THATS FISHIN. I think I hired him to do a job that he did not do and I dont know what to do. I might as well have pulled up there handed him $300 and went home to sleep in my bed. I know you cant catch fish everytime but I know in my boat when the fish arent biting I try different things and keep moving until I find something that does work. I was thinking of calling him tommorow when I have calmed down and see if he will make it right. What do you think?