Michael Smith Trophy Catfish

Michael Smith invites you to join him on the famous Lake Tawakoni for some world-class freshwater fishing. He specializes in catching trophy Catfish and you can always count on him to get the job done and deliver the goods. Whether you fish here all the time, or it’s your first time in Texas, you can’t go wrong with Captain Michael.

You’ll be fishing aboard his 22’ Landau deck boat that’s powered by a single 150 HP Johnson engine. Apart from all the necessary safety gear, it’s outfitted with a full array of navigation electronics, including a GPS and fishfinder device. With enough room for 3 prospective anglers, it’s perfect for a relaxing trip with friends or family members.

You’ll find that people all over the country come to Lake Tawakoni to try their luck at a number of freshwater species. Captain Michael will show you the best ways of going up against trophy Catfish in this fishery. Just keep in mind he runs a strictly catch and release type of charter.

He’ll provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a full day of Catfishing. You’re welcome to bring any drinks or snacks you might want to have with you for the trip, and don’t forget to get a valid Texas freshwater fishing license beforehand. When you’re all good to go, come on down for a trip to remember!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    If you're looking for the ultimate freshwater fishing adventure, look no further than Lake Tawakoni. Captain Michael will take you fishing for big trophy Catfish until you're ready to drop from exhaustion. He'll provide you with all the gear you'll need, just make sure to bring a valid Texan freshwater fishing license.
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About the Charter Operator

Michael Smith
Quinlan, Texas, United States
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain Michael Smith is a huge fan of freshwater fishing, especially when it means going after trophy Catfish. 2017 his boat landed a 73lb bluecat, and several 60+ lb catfish with over 30 fifty pounders.. Looking for a trophy and a record is what he targets daily.. He is Pro Staff for BnM He uses only the finest equipment available on the market.. He is also an avid tournament fisherman that travels through out the USA

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Catfish Catfish

Boat Specs

Landau (Deck boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Sunday Funday!!! We had a blast
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Raymond H.
Flower Mound, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 22, 2020
Very fun trip the guys knew what they were doing and they knew where to go on the lake to catch fish
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Stephenville, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 24, 2020
Had a great fishing trip. Wonderful time.
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Jared S.
Terrell, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 24, 2018
We were really happy to join Mike and “Hotrod” on a great day of fishing. We landed our first high fin blue within 10 minutes...
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Telisa A.
Lewisville, Texas
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 26, 2018
Mike was amazing and his personality kept us entertained between bites!!  This was our first time on this lake and we had...
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FAQs about Michael Smith Trophy Catfish

Michael Smith Trophy Catfish offers the following trip to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Michael Smith Trophy Catfish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Michael Smith Trophy Catfish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Michael Smith Trophy Catfish offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Michael Smith Trophy Catfish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Michael Smith Trophy Catfish include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish