Recruiting the services of a guide can add much to the enjoyment and success of a day’s fishing. It also frees up the “motor guy” to focus more closely on his own fishing as opposed to operating and positioning the boat, scanning electronics, watching for cues from others that they have hooked up or snagged the bottom.
Most, if not all guides love to fish and will do so if given the chance. With two or more guests in the boat, there are several situations in which the guide should not be fishing. He is not being paid to fish, but to guide.
Some lodges have a policy that precludes the guides from fishing.
… and more to the point – any time guests require assistance with tackle, bait, landing fish, snags, photos … the guide should not be fishing.