When you’re in the mood to explore the bountiful fishing grounds of Red River and Texoma Lake, turn to Dw’s Guide Service! With Captain Darrell Lyons at the helm, you’re in for a fun and productive day on the water that will earn you your bragging rights.

Come fishing with a guide that spent 3 decades exploring the local waters and see just how many fish you can hook in a single trip. Striped Bass is the most prized catch here because they come in impressive sizes and they’re incredible fighters. You could also easily find Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and even Alligator Gar at the end of your line.

There’s a variety of fishing techniques that you can try out, depending on your preferences. Capt. Darrell will provide you with quality rods, reels, and tackle, so you can leave your own at home. Fly fishing and bowfishing equipment are also available on request and if using these techniques, anglers can take turns when fishing.

Your fishing platform is a 28’ Silver Dollar aluminum boat, freshly restored in 2018. The vessel is rigged with a 375 HP Mercruiser engine and has enough space to accommodate up to 8 anglers.

The solid navigational electronics will keep you on the bite at all times, and there’s a wireless trolling motor on board, as well. This is particularly useful when you’re sneaking up to the spooky fish in the shallow waters.

Your catch will be safe in the ice chest on the boat, and when you come back to land, the first mate will clean and fillet it for you. For all his great work, a 10–20% tip is much appreciated.

All you need for this trip is a valid fishing license, drinks, snacks, and towels. Kids are welcome to join you on the trip, as long as they’re 3 and older, your guide will make sure they have the best time.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fish with Dw’s Guide Service, catch a boatload of fish, and have the time of your life on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Wake up with the sun and hit the water with Capt. Darrell for 5 hours, all in pursuit of trophy Striped Bass! Aside from this prized fish, Catfish, Crappie, Alligator Gar, and Bass could also make an appearance. Make sure to bring your fishing license, as well as refreshments and snacks. Up to 2 kids that are 15 and younger will fish for free, as long as there are 2 adults fishing with them.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    Get a taste of the afternoon Striper bite and go home with a cooler full of fish fillets. You can also fish for Bass, Catfish, Crappie, and other species that are abundant in the local waters. Don't forget your fishing license and some snacks and drinks. If you're coming with kids, 2 of them that are under 15 will fish for free, as long as 2 adults are paying customers.
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About the Captain

Capt Darrell Lyons
Pottsboro, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
While I was growing up, I spent every free moment fishing, so I guess you can say it's in my blood. I've been running trips for almost 30 years now and every day, there's something new to see and learn. I'm really passionate about sharing my experience and knowledge with everyone that comes fishing with me. I love spending every day on the water, enjoying fresh air, nature, and great fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Silver Dollar (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 375HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

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
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Rhonda L.
McKinney, TX
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Afternoon Trip with Capt Jacob

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) on May 22, 2021
Overcast Saturday afternoon trip in late May. Perfect for fishing. Capt Jacob was awesome. took us to 3 different spots where...
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Commerce, TX
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Half day

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) on July 17, 2021
Captain Lyons, great demeanor with my boys. Made us feel welcomed.  Great boat and equipment and he worked hard to make sure...
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Saginaw, TX
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Fishing with Capt Darrell

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) on May 22, 2021
Dillon was a terrific Captain in every way. He was never satisfied with one fishing spot and continued to move us on fish....
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Lucas, TX
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Half day (AM) trip with Capt Dillon

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) on April 19, 2021
4_19_21, Had an excellent time this morning fishing for Striper with Capt Dylan.  Action was non-stop and we caught and released...
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Four hours on Lake Texoma

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) on March 20, 2021
The fish weren’t really biting this trip, but Dylan was a great guide that kept us moving around the lake hitting new spots. ...
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FAQs about Dw's Guide Service

Dw's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Dw's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Dw's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Abu Garcia)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Dw's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Red River)
  • Lake Fishing (Texoma Lake)

Dw's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Dw's Guide Service include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie