Reel Livin Guide Service

Reel Livin Guide Service is owned and operated by Captain Kevin, who’s been fishing Lake Texoma for almost 2 decades. He’s spent years of his free time at the lake perfecting the ways to catch Stripers. Head out in search of your own trophy with this local pro!

Capt. Kevin wants every guest to have a positive experience and does his best to make sure that happens. All trips are family-friendly and anglers of all skill levels are more than welcome aboard.

You’ll be fishing from a 23’ Falcon boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers. This center console is powered by a 300 HP GM engine that can reach speeds of up to 30 knots. She’s got enough cozy seating space for everyone on board and enough room for everyone to fish at the same time.

You’ll primarily target Striped Bass on your trip but you can always count on surprises. Occasionally, you’ll get Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth, and Smallmouth Bass. If you want to focus on one of these other species, just let your captain know – Stripers are a great target, but you don’t have to go only after them.

Capt.  Kevin covers your fishing equipment and cleans your catch after the trip. You’ll only need to purchase a fishing license and prepare some snacks and drinks for the day.

Choose Reel Livin Guide Service and see why they have so many repeat clients, year after year!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    Target Stripers on Lake Texoma with one of the most experienced guides around. You'll spend 5 hours on the water and may also catch Crappie, Catfish, Smallmouth, and Largemouth Bass. Just let your captain know what you're after and he'll get out. Make sure to purchase a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring drinks and snacks.
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About the Captain

Kevin Cates
Gordonville, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
66 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2020
Captain Kevin Cates has been fishing Lake Texoma for 20 years and has amassed plenty of experience over the years. He spends all of his free time mastering fishing techniques, especially when it comes to catching Stripers. He started guiding professionally in 2013 and has many happy clients along the way!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Catfish Catfish

Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Falcon (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 300HP General Motors engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Gordonville to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Mara J.
Forney, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 6, 2022
Booked a half day with Captain Kevin to get the kids out of the house. Kids have never enjoyed fishing but really enjoyed the...
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Bobbie G.
Crowley, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 17, 2021
Although we hooked absolutely NOTHING it was a very enjoyable experience! Our guide tried everything to help us catch fish…...
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Robert H.
Whitesboro, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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TY Kevin

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on April 30, 2022
4 of us had a great time. Even though a front came in and tbe fish stopped biting we all caught nice sized stripers and 29...
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Evette R.
Cole, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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7am trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 12, 2021
This was my husband and I first time doing a tour and it was amazing!! It was so much fun that we’re doing it again in November...
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Kodiak C.
Dallas, Texas
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Birthday fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 2, 2022
We took our dad’s (my wife’s and mine) fishing for their birthday. We all had a great time. Kevin knew exactly what he...
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FAQs about Reel Livin Guide Service

Reel Livin Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Livin Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Reel Livin Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Reel Livin Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Reel Livin Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Livin Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie