JL Guide Service is an experienced and family friendly operator that offers fishing trips in some of Arkansas’s finest lakes. Join them on the stunningly beautiful Lake Ouachita or Lake Greeson and enjoy your day catching fish in beautiful surroundings.

All you need to do is decide whether you want to fish for half a day or a full day. Half day trips usually last for 5 hours, with full day trips coming in at eight hours, including fish cleaning. JL Guide Service specializes in fishing for Bass, Crappie, and Bream, with Walleye also being available seasonally. Please note they do not target Stripers.

Your trip will take place aboard a 20 ft Basscat boat whose 250 HP Mercury Optimax engine will get it to the best fishing spots in the blink of an eye. The best thing about this boat is that it can easily be trailered to get you to the most convenient - and most fish-friendly - location. Up to two guests are welcome aboard and children are always encouraged to join in the fun.

All the fishing equipment you will need on your trip is included in the price, with all the necessary rods, reels, line, and lures being prepared in advance of your trip. Live bait will also be supplied free of charge if it is being used.

The fun doesn’t stop when you leave the water. Have your fish cleaned and bagged free of charge on return to the dock, and find out just how good a dinner of your own freshly-caught fish really is.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    A quick out in the freshwater is always a good idea. You'll be fishing for the likes of Bass, Crappie, and Walleye.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    If you can't spare an entire day on fishing, this is the next best thing. Come on down and catch some great freshwater fare.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    6 hours
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing if you're interested in experiencing everything this bountiful fishery has to offer!
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About the Charter Operator

JL Guide Service
Mount Ida, Arkansas, United States
38 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Jason Lenderman has been guiding part-time for 15 years and is now completely focused on making it a full-time thing. He loves nothing more than the feeling of being on the water and helping his guests catch fish. You can count on him to always go the extra mile to make sure everybody's having fun!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Basscat (Bass boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 225HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 72 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Ouachita and Lake Greeson

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
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Half Day with JL Guide Services
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Bill W.
Lewisville, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

GREAT GUIDE. CAUGHT LOTS OF FISH.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 14, 2022
Caught lots of Bass.  Very good guide.  When you choose a guide, all that matters is catching fish.  Jason was Great!!
Bill W. recommends JL Guide Service
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Lynn R.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Picture perfect day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2022
Weather was great and water calm.  Fishing was a little slow but we caught fish.
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Rhonda H.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 11, 2022
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Matthew K.
Katy, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
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Angie O.
Montpelier, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 1, 2022
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FAQs about JL Guide Service

JL Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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

JL Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Ouachita and Lake Greeson)

JL Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with JL Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Crappie
  • Walleye