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Wild Thing Guide Service

Your captain for the day is TJ Fairbanks. He is the founder/owner and operator of Wild Thing Guide Service. He has over 20 years of experience fishing the North Central and North East Texas Lakes for many species of fish.

Capt. TJ fishes off a 23’ Sea Hunt Bay Boat with a 250 HP Yamaha engine, a wireless trolling motor, all necessary electronics, a sound system, and top-of-the-line rods, reels, and tackle. This boat is a great fishing platform and caters to 5 guests. It is kept in immaculate condition, stored in a wood-framed insulated shop, and will always be clean for your trip.

He offers full-service fishing trips for Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, and Flathead Catfish on Lake Tawakoni and Lake Lewisville. He also offers Largemouth Bass trips on Lake Bob Sandlin February–April (one of the most overlooked Bass lakes in Texas).

Your captain will provide you with everything you need for your day on the water, including ice, drinks, fish cleaning, and bagging, and live bait if necessary. If you have a favorite rod for a certain technique, feel free to bring it.

Capt. TJ understands that success means different things to different people when going on a guided fishing trip. He caters to the hardcore fisherman, novice angler, and everyone in between. When you book a trip with TJ he will fish at your pace and will do his absolute best to ensure that everyone has a great experience!

Explore the beautiful waters of Texas with Wild Thing Guide Service and have the fishing adventure of a lifetime!



About the Captain

Tj Fairbanks
Quinlan, Texas, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time 17 hours
Member since June 2017
My name is TJ Fairbanks and I am the founder, owner, and operator of Wild Thing Guide Service. I have more than 20 years of experience fishing the North Central and North East Texas Lakes for many species of fish. I understand that success means different things to different people when going on a guided fishing trip. That's why I cater to the hardcore angler, novice angler, and everyone in between. When you book a trip with me I will fish at your pace and will do my absolute best to ensure that everyone has a great experience!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Age 5 and up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

Not included in the trip

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Split Day Trip - Striper\/Hybrid Hunting
Best Trip Ever!
Angler Rating
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1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
75%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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9034977461 9.
Golden, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip (6 Hours)

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Striper & White Bass on July 19, 2020
Great trip!! Caught our limit of strippers.
9034977461 9. recommends Wild Thing Guide Service
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Sharon H.
Rockwall, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Striper & White Bass on June 7, 2020
Sharon H. recommends Wild Thing Guide Service
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Uzooma O.
Garland, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Split Day Trip - Striper/Hybrid Hunting

VERIFIED   Summer Split-Day Trip on July 21, 2018
Had a great day with Captain TJ on Lake Tawakoni. Lots of fun and caught our limit of stripers and hybrids. If you are looking...
Uzooma O. recommends Wild Thing Guide Service
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Sabrina P.
Allen, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best Trip Ever!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Striper & White Bass on June 30, 2018
Huge catch in just a short time!!
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Craig I.
Grand Bay, Alabama
Very good
3.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Striper & White Bass on June 27, 2021
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FAQs about Wild Thing Guide Service

Wild Thing Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Striper & White Bass (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Trophy Blue Catfish (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wild Thing Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

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

Wild Thing Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Wild Thing Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wild Thing Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Hybrid Striped Bass