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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing if you're interested in experiencing everything this bountiful fishery has to offer!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    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
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    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.
There are 2 people looking at this charter.

About the Charter Operator

JL Guide Service
Mount Ida, Arkansas, United States
29 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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) Bass (Largemouth)
Crappie Crappie
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Basscat (Bass boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 72 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
4.8
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Picture Proof
Half Day with JL Guide Services
Half Day with JL Guide Services
+16
Angler Rating
24
3
2
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 29 reviews
Franklin G. I.
United States
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

8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2021
Jason was spot on as a guide and a professional.  I knew going into this trip it was going to be a hit or miss venue with...
Franklin G. I. recommends JL Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  JL Guide Service Charter Operator replied

Larry V. C.
Huntsville, AR
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 fishing trip with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2021
Our personable guide, Jason, worked tirelessly to keep us in good fishing areas. This was necessary due to the fish being scattered,...
Larry V. C. recommends JL Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  JL Guide Service Charter Operator replied

Patty M.
Benton, AR
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

Picture Proof

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 31, 2021
The picture says it all! Four hour fishing trip and we brought in a lot of fish. We had a fun time reeling in this catch! Book...
Patty M. recommends JL Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  JL Guide Service Charter Operator replied

Angie C.
Kilgore, 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 Jason

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 28, 2021
Angie C. recommends JL Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Angie C. recommends JL Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

David P.
Conroe, 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 with JL Guide Services

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 12, 2021
Great experience with knowledgeable local guide. Friendly enjoyable trip catching a large amount of fish.
David P. recommends JL Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  JL Guide Service Charter Operator replied

FAQs about JL Guide Service

JL Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 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