Tips are part of every service industry you don't want to tip that's on you. Don't expect service though. Not on my boats because everyone gets treated like gold. But if you have that mentality try fishing on the pier they won't hold you accountable to tip. Good fishing or not
You tip on service not on fish counts. good luck with the frozen salted chovies
^^^ seems like including "tip" into cost of admission would eliminate this animosity. passenger knows what the trip will cost, crew knows how much they will make. everyones happy.
service industries are everywhere, is it standard to tip your lawn mower guy, the kid that bags your groceries, the butcher, how about the guys that load your truck at home depot. tow truck drivers, doctors, lawyers,fireman, cops, the guy who matches paint at the paint store.