J.T. Crappie Guide Services

If you haven’t tried fishing the fresh waters of Arkansas, this is the perfect opportunity! If you have, you can take it to next level, all with J.T. Crappie Guide Services. Roger Cravens will guide you to the hottest honey-holes in the waters around Rogers!

Grab 4 fishing buddies and head out on a freshwater excursion on board Roger’s 18’ Duracraft. She’s a bay boat, well-suited to navigating the rivers and estuaries of the area. The wide-open deck and low sides allow you to easily chase the bite around the boat. There’s even a fighting chair on board so you can strap in once you get a strike and let the battle commence.

Roger will take you after a wide range of freshwater species in the locale. He can tailor the trip to suit your desire and skill level – contact him before arriving to work out what’s best for you. You can hit the brush piles for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Vertical jigging and fishing with live bait is also an option. Alternate targets are Rainbow and Brown Trout, Crappie, and Walleye.

If you want to try something different you can also bow fish for Carp and Alligator Gar – only two anglers at a time though, unless you bring your own bow.

Kids are more than welcome on board but the guide asks you to bring the kid’s own vest if it’s more comfortable.

The charter will supply you with all the fishing tackle you’ll need for an adventurous day on the water. B’n’M poles, Bobby Garland Crappie baits, Pico Lures, Gene Larew lures, and more high-quality tackle is at your disposal. You’ll even fish above Mossback fish habitats.

Whether you want to get your family hooked on freshwater fishing or you’re chasing your next personal best, J.T. Crappie Guide Services has a trip for you. Book a trip today and enjoy the productive fishery of Northwest Arkansas!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
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    Explore the fresh waters of Arkansas on this 8-hour trip. You'll go after Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, or Walleye. You can start your adventure by fishing the brush piles for Bass, but you can also do vertical jigging or fishing with minnows if the weather allows it. Alternatively, you can go bow fishing for Carp or Alligator Gar.
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About the Captain

Roger Cravens
Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
"Military Veteran with over 12 years of guide experience. My passion is to get more families out fishing together!" Roger Cravens started his fishing career 13 years ago when he began assisting the founder of J.T. Crappie Guide Services. At that point, Roger fell in love with angling and has been guiding part-time for 10 years. 3 years ago Roger began guiding full-time and he isn't showing signs of stopping any time soon! He loves teaching customers the tips and tricks of hooking up fish as well as helping them become self-sufficient anglers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Brown Trout Brown Trout

Carp Carp
Crappie Crappie
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Duracraft (Bay boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

18 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

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 dates 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
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Trisha K.
Dallas, TX

8 hour trip with Kie

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Roger and the crew were great with my family. He was able to keep them all entertained and interested in fishing. We have a...
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Jermaine O.
Springdale, AR

Great trip!

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
Despite not catching all the fish we wanted due to weather and other conditions, Roger was an amazing guide.  He’s friendly,...
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Kathryn G.
North Little Rock, AR

Full Day trip with J.T Crappie guide Roger

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Great day! Kids had a blast. Guide was knowledgeable and easy going!  Even helped us find a cabin at a resort for our...
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