Barefoot Guide Service

Barefoot Guide Service is a synonym for an exciting day for the whole family. Spend some quality bonding time with your loved ones and share the beauty of the outdoors together.

Owned and operated by experienced Captain Jake, Barefoot Guide Service specializes in White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Crappie fishing. The trips are available both in the morning during the weekend and in the afternoon during weekdays. Live bait is the key through the majority of the year but it comes down to whatever the fish do.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is an 22’ Blue Wave center console, powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. The boat is equipped with all the electronics and safety equipment you’d need for a safe and productive trip on the lake. There’s enough room for 6 anglers to come aboard.

Anglers of all skill levels are invited to join in on the trips as they typically provide a lot of action and are fun for anyone taking part in them. You will primarily be jigging and fishing live bait around the lake, using various techniques.

Once you leave the dock, all you will have to do is relax and catch fish. All you should bring is food, drinks, a fishing license for anybody in the crew 17 and older, and a cooler to take your fillets home. Everything else will be provided. Your fish will also be cleaned and bagged by Capt. Jake.

Barefoot Guide Service welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Lake Texoma Striper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Lake Texoma is known as the Striper capital of the world! We are now licensed to guide Striper trips on the big pond! We will use the same tactics that we normally run on Lewisville and Ray Roberts in hopes of landing the big one! It is well worth the trip to experience a great fighting fish as well as a beautiful big lake.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekday Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $375
    You'll leave the dock around 4 pm and fish until dark. The evening bite is great right before dusk as the fish start to feed. Target Crappie, Hybrid Striper, and White Bass. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekend Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $375
    You'll leave the dock just before sunrise and be one of the first boats on the fishing grounds, ready to go once the morning bite starts. The morning usually starts with Hybrid Striper and once that bite dies off, switch to White Bass or go and park on the brush piles and find Crappie.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekend Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $375
    You will leave the dock around 4 PM and head in around dark to clean fish. This trip gives the chance to catch fish during their evening bite as well as enjoy the sunset that Lake Lewisville has to offer.
There are 3 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Jake Sonnevelt
Little Elm, Texas, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2020
I have been on the water from the time I was several months old. I grew up fishing all of the Lakes around DFW and southern Oklahoma with my dad. I currently live right next to Lake Lewisville and fish every moment I can get and love to share my knowledge of the lake and targeted species with clients. My 2nd trip as a guide was with a family of 4, their teenage son walked into my boat and saw that I was barefooted while going over a few rules and safety items on the boat, he looked at his family very excited and informed them that their captain was barefoot and insisted that meant they were going to catch a lot of fish on that particular day. From that moment Barefoot Guide Service was born.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Blue Wave (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

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

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (17)
5.0
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing with Jake
Fishing with Jake
Fishing with Jake
+14
Angler Rating
16
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 16 reviews
Emily P.
Fort Worth, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Weekend Trip (AM) on April 11, 2021
I booked a morning half day trip with Jake as a birthday present for my fiancé. Jake blew our expectations out of the water!...
Emily P. recommends Barefoot Guide Service
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
  Jake Sonnevelt Captain replied

Deb S.
Keller, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half Day Trip With Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Weekday Trip (PM) on March 19, 2021
Highly recommend Jake and Barefoot Guide Service. This was even more fun than I could have imagined for my and for my son and...
Deb S. recommends Barefoot Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jake Sonnevelt Captain replied

Dennis B.
Allen, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Fishing with Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Weekend Trip (AM) on June 26, 2021
The weather was messing with us all day, sometimes the wind would be perfect and other times it was kicking up the water making...
Dennis B. recommends Barefoot Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jake Sonnevelt Captain replied

Michael T.
Theresa, WI
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half day with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Weekday Trip (PM) on March 31, 2021
Jake, is a great guide. Very polite, informative, and really enjoyed being on the water. One of the best guides I have ever...
Michael T. recommends Barefoot Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jake Sonnevelt Captain replied

Wayne G.
McKinney, Texas
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Weekday Trip (PM) on June 16, 2021
Great fishing trip
Wayne G. recommends Barefoot Guide Service
Mark as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this helpful
Wayne G. recommends Barefoot Guide Service
Mark as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this helpful

FAQs about Barefoot Guide Service

Barefoot Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Weekend Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Weekday Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Weekend Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Lake Texoma Striper Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Barefoot Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance elite 7 ti at the console, 12" Garmin at)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

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

Barefoot Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Barefoot Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Barefoot Guide Service include:
  • Bass (White)
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass