Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    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.

About the Captain

Mike Yoakum
Waco, Texas, United States
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33 Fishing Reports
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37 Customer Reviews
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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 Catfish
Crappie Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 24, 2021
Went out with Mike and my two boys (13yr and 9yr). He did a fantastic job. Super windy and not the best conditions, but that...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 3, 2021
GREAT trip! We caught some great looking catfish and crappie, we laughed, soaked up the sun. Even if your left hand he’s...
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Waco, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2021
This was a remarkable experience.  Captain Mike and his assistant, Chris, were extremely knowledgeable and generous with their...
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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 4, 2021
My son and I spent a half day morning trip with Mike crappie fishing and we had a great time.  Mike’s passion for fishing...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 5, 2021
Our grandsons had a wonderful time and all caught some fish! Mike was a great guide and was very patient and a very experienced...
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FAQs about Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide

Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Satellite )
  • Fishfinder (Hummingbird 858)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water)

Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Waco )
  • Inshore Fishing

Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Mike Yoakum Crappie Guide include:
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass