Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake

There are many different types of fishing available in this day and age, but very few allow you to target a species that pre-date dinosaurs. Join Billy’s Guide Service and spend your vacation targeting Paddlefish (also known as Spoonbill/Spadefish/Shovelfish) on Grand Lake of the Cherokees.

These prehistoric fish can live to be 60 years old and have been around for over 300 million years. Although the average size is around 40-50 lbs, they can reach sizes of 100 lbs and more.

Join Captain Bill Genay in targeting this awesome species. On Mondays and Fridays these species have to be released back into the water, but for the rest of the week, the captain will fillet your catch for you ready for your dinner.

Step on board a 24’ Sea Ark Pro Cat 240, fresh on the water in 2017. You and 5 fishing friends can join the captain out on this boat. Why not bring the whole family down, and show the kids a history lesson they’ll never forget.

This boat has a 200 HP Suzuki engine that will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. Pair this with fishfinder and Capt. Billy’s extensive knowledge of the area, and you’ll have your lines bent before you know it.

Everything is included in this trip. Capt. Billy will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment and tackle, supply light refreshments, and fillet your catch after the trip. You’ll need to bring a fishing license along on the trip.

Book now for an unforgettable adventure! Capt. Billy can’t wait to welcome you on board and start making memories together.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $650
    Spend the whole day targeting Paddlefish. Everything you need to fish with is included in the price, as well as light refreshments. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Please purchase a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $350
    Have an awesome 4-hour trip targeting Paddlefish. All rods and reels are provided, as well as tackle and bait. You need to purchase a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $350
    Have a lie in then start targeting Paddlefish! All fishing equipment and tackle are provided, as well as light refreshments. Please bring a fishing license for the trip.

About the Captain

Bill Genay
Grove, Oklahoma, United States
16 Fishing Reports
38 Customer Reviews
Member since January 2018
Captain Bill Genay is the owner and operator of Billy's Guide Service. He specializes in landing good numbers of huge Spoonbill/Paddlefish. Capt. Bill operates in Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. Apart from battling large monsters, Bill knows the hottest spots for some outstanding Bass fishing. 100% guaranteed we catch a paddlefish on our paddlefish trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Paddlefish Paddlefish

Boat Specs

Sea Ark Pro Cat 240 (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

FAQs about Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake

Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Billy's Guide Service - Grand Lake include:
  • Paddlefish