Can you tell me more about your catfish guide service, what lakes you fish, a little about them, and when the best time of year is to go catfishing with you is? I did a search for some information in the site but cannot find it. Also do you offer jug fishing trips? Heath
North Texas Catfish Guide Service is the name of my fishing guide service you can find my website at www.txcatfishguide.com and I also have a small blog there that I try to keep updated one a week or every couple of weeks with current fishing reports and information you can find it at http://www.txcatfishguide.com/catfishing/.
North Texas Catfish Guide Services offers guided catfish trips on several lakes in North Texas including:
- Lake Lewisville – 30,000 acre reservoir located North of Dallas Texas.
- Eagle Mountain Lake – 8.700 acre reservoir located North of Fort Worth Texas
- Lake Worth - 3,500 acre reservoir located on the West side of Fort Worth Texas
- Brazos River – Launching in Tin Top Texas, fishing North of Lake Granbury and south of Possum Kingdom Lake. How far up river I fish depends on water levels
- Lake Ray Roberts – 25,000 acre reservoir located North of Denton Texas
- Grapevine Lake – 6,600 acre reservoir located in Grapevine Texas just North of DFW airport
- Cedar Creek Reservoir – 32,000 acre reservoir located Southeast of Dallas between Athens and Corsicana
In addition to myself I have a couple of other fishing guides that work with me (Gordon Burrell and Jackie Kennedy) on these lakes.
While there are a lot of lakes listed here the vast majority of the fishing that I do is on Lake Lewisville and Eagle Mountain Lake. I do branch out to the other lakes as well (except Cedar Creek where Jackie fishes) when I get requests or when certain situations arise but for the most part 95% of the guided catfishing trips are on those two lakes. I try to stick to one of these two lakes and stay there as much as possible.
My fishing trips on the Brazos River are generally limited to the Summer months and depends a lot on water levels.
To get more information on trips and get details on pricing etc you can go to the North Texas Catfish Guide Service website. There is also detailed information on all of these lakes and more there. To get a better idea of my background you can also read the about page here at Learn To Catch Catfish.
Best Time Of The Year For a Guided Catfishing Trip
As far as the best time it really depends a lot on what your goal is. I covered this in detail in the best time to catch catfish and the same general information applies to guided catfishing trips with me. There really are a lot of variables to the “best” time of the year. The best advice I can offer is to read that article and either email me or give me a call and let me know what you want to accomplish and I will steer you in the right direction based on that.
These are some options to consider:
- Do you want to just catch catfish or do you want to learn (often referred to as a “teaching trip”)
- Do you want to catch blue, channel or flathead catfish
- Do you want to catch big catfish or keeper sized catfish (some big ones, a bunch of little ones or a good mix of everything)
- Are you comfortable fishing in freezing cold weather or in really hot weather
I get questioned often on what my “favorite time of the year is” and it is a difficult question to answer because I love it all. if I had to pick one time of the year I would probably pick winter or spring. I love catching huge numbers of big trophy blue catfish in the cold weather and love the red hot action that takes place in the spring and the thrill of watching fish explode the water when skinny water fishing. That being said I really like fishing spawning channel catfish and cormorant catfishing in the fall also.
Jug Fishing Trips
I do offer jug fishing trips if that is what you want to do. I started offering these when I began manufacturing Redneck’s Juglines many years ago and have done a lot of them over the years (but all the fish pictured in my website were caught and rod and reel. These had dwindled off some but since I wrote the book about how to make catfish jugs I have been getting a lot more calls for these trips. I really enjoy doing jug fishing trips with small children because they have such a good time on these trips.
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