Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide

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Come and battle it out with some of the nation’s favorite freshwater fish with Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide. Filling the boat is the aim of the game in Lake Waco as you battle it out with Crappie and more. These delicious pan-sized fish will make for an excellent treat at the end of your trip, so get ready to land enough to fill the freezer for months to come.

Captain Mike Yoakum is a true Crappie enthusiast. Having learned from his grandfather at a young age, he caught the fishing bug immediately and has now been fishing these waters for over 40 years. He claims it’s an addiction and he must spread the word. He can’t wait to welcome you aboard to see for yourself.

Up to 3 guests are welcome aboard the 20’ Express center console to do battle with the lake’s finest. Capt. Mike loves nothing more than teaching the little ones how to fish, so bring your children aboard and get them hooked. With a range of snacks and plenty of drinking water available, you’ll want for nothing during your time on board.

Live bait will be prepared in advance, so get ready to fish right away. You’ll jig the productive inshore waters to attract the bite of Crappie, after Crappie, after Crappie. Let the captain know if you’d like to go after Hybrid Striped Bass or Catfish and you could head home with a range of delicious fish!

At the end of your trip, Capt. Mike will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home. Cook it up and enjoy the taste of a successful trip. All you need to do is grab your Texas freshwater fishing license, arrive 30 minutes early, and away you go. If you’re in the military, ask about the 15% military discount, too. Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide caters to everyone, so hop aboard for an unforgettable experience.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Make the most of the rich waters of Lake Waco and spend 8 hours testing your angling skills to fill the boat. You'll explore the inshore waters of the lake, going after fun and delicious Crappie. This prized fish is exciting to catch and will give beginners and experts equal thrilling opportunities. Let your captain know if you'd like to go after Catfish or Hybrid Striped Bass, and you could head home with more than what you bargained for on what promises to be an unforgettable day out.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Combine the thrill of fishing with the mystery of the dark and you're already guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Spend 8 hours from afternoon through dusk until midnight going after some prized fish in Lake Waco. Try to fill the boat with delicious Crappie as you catch hit, after hit, after hit of these pan-sized creatures. You'll even get to go after Hybrid Striped Bass and Catfish, so get ready for a thrilling time fishing with the added bonus of being under the stars.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    Get out on the fruitful waters first thing in the morning and take advantage of the early bite of some exciting and delicious fish. There's something for everyone on this trip, as beginners and kids can land their first catch, while experienced anglers can fill the boat with tasty Crappie. Get your fix of fishing and head home with a treat for lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    If you're busy during the day but still want to get your fix of fishing, then this evening trip is ideal for you. Head out on the productive waters of Lake Waco and fill the boat with some delicious Crappie. This nationwide favorite is fun to catch and delicious to taste, so get ready for an entertaining and productive time on the water trying your best to fill the boat.

About the Captain

Mike Yoakum
Waco, Texas, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I love being on the water and catching fish. I had the chance to learn from my grandfather – he was the best Crappie fisherman I have ever met! What's not to love about that? I wish he was still here so I could show him my spin on it. A lot of people may not remember the flasher way back when – that's what he used. But I see it in 3D and he would be amazed at the technology now! It's been my experience that once you start catching Crappie it just puts a smile on people's faces. When they are really feeding, it's great!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish
Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Express (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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83%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Larre S.
Waco, Texas
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Full Day (Night Fishing) with Mike

VERIFIED   September 5, 2019
My two grandsons and I had a great time with Mike and Chris. Being only occasional anglers, we relied heavily on the knowledge...
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Judit V.
Arlington, Texas
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Evening trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
We had so much fun night fishing with Mike. The conversation was great and me and my partner caught several fish. It was so...
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Terry J.
Harker Heights, TX
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VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Capt Mike was awesome. We had very tough conditions but we still had a ton of bites. The fishermen did not do their part. Haha....
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Thomas K.
Woodway, TX
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Great morning trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
Very nice day out on Lake Waco with Captain Mike. Slow start on the fishing but he kept us searching until we got into some...
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Derek E.
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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Great day w/ two boys catching a few fish.  Mike will shoot square w/ you & he knows the lake b/c he grew up on it...
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Fishing Reports

Lake Waco crappie

October 20, 2019

Hey guy's this is captain Mike lake Waco is on fire right now crappie are biting and have been catching some real good blue cats Read Full Report →


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