CDW Fishing

CDW Fishing is a full time fishing guide service with 22 years of business experience. Their service operates year round with each season bringing unique opportunities. You don’t need to be a seasoned or experienced angler to fish with Captain Chris. You will look like a seasoned pro by the end of the trip!

The captain can accommodate up to 6 guests on his 25’ Transport XLR8. The boat is equipped with Lawrence and Hummingbird navigational electronics and Chris is very knowledgeable in using them. If you’re interested, he can show you the basics of marine electronics as well, not just fishing techniques.

Capt. Chris fish with live bait and lures depending on the time of year and the target. Winter is a unique and coveted time to be on the lake. Winter means trophy Catfish! He regularly catches Blue Catfish from 20–60 pounds on rod and reel. Winter is the only time of year these trophy fish can be caught with regularity. Sandbass and Hybrid stripers can also be caught this time of year.

Spring is a fantastic time and full fish boxes are the norm; summer is excellent for live bait fishing for Hybrid Stripers, and fall offers great fishing for all species.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and live bait prepared in advance. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license, which can be done either online or at the marina. Bring your snacks and drinks for the day and you’re all set to go.

CDW Fishing treats their clients with respect and tailors their trips to fit everyone’s needs. Give Capt. Chris the opportunity to put you on the fish of a lifetime!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
     price breakdown
    Full day fishing trip, where you typically fish eight hours. This can be a combo trip targeting multiple species. You'll commonly catch Hybrid Stripers, Sandbass, and Catfish on this trip or you can target just one species. That’s totally up to you and how you want to spend your day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
     price breakdown
    Winter Trophy Catfish Trips! This trip is a great way to break Cabin Fever and get out on the lake for a unique fishing experience. The crew regularly catches 20–60 pound fish on rod and reel. Trip start times can usually be somewhat adjusted to work around the weather. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
     price breakdown
    This is typically a 4-hour trip. You will target whichever fish is biting best for the time of year: Sandbass, Hybrid Stripers, or Catfish. Capt. Chris will prepare your fishing equipment, while it's up to you to purchase your fishing license and bring snacks and drinks. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
     price breakdown
    You'll target whatever's in season: Sandbass, Hybrid Stripers, or Catfish. The captain will show you the basics if this is your first time fishing. Make sure to purchase your fishing license in advance and bring snacks and drinks. The captain will provide your fishing equipment and live bait.

About the Captain

Chris Watson
Corsicana, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Member since November 2019
"I’ve always loved to fish and to be in the outdoors. I love the challenge of finding and catching fish!" Captain Chris prides himself on the longevity of his guide career – "You don’t get to be in this business for 20 plus years by treating people bad." Chris is a local who's been fishing the area his entire life. He enjoys forming relationships with his clients and making memories. Being very experienced, his fishing trips are always of high quality.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (White) Bass (White)
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Transport XLR8 (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

25 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
Disabled Accessible


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: