Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson

Billy’s Guide Service invites you down to Northeast Oklahoma to try something unique and truly different. Explore the beautiful waters of Fort Gibson Lake and get your hands on highly prized Paddlefish, commonly called Spoonbill.

Enjoy the productive Lake and let your captain take you to some other bodies of water around. The area boasts the highest population of Spoonbill Paddlefish and many of them weigh up to 60 pounds.

On your day out, you will be using heavy tackle to battle your Paddlefish. Hooking them can be quite the fight, so make you have your breakfast in the morning.

Along with the monster hunt, you can enjoy some trophy Bass fishing. You will be able to get a healthy dose of Hybrids, White, and Striped Bass. Catfish and Garfish are also around. While Paddlefish can be caught anytime from the middle of October until the beginning of May, Bass fishing is great year-round.

Billy’s Guide Service will take you out aboard a 24’ Sea Ark Pro Cat boat. Its 200 HP Suzuki engine will power you to the local honey holes and hottest spots. The boat is outfitted with just everything you need to battle your very own Paddlefish and get healthy limits of Bass. There is plenty of fishing space for up to 6 anglers. All aboard!

The trips come with everything you need to make a great catch possible. Bowfishing is also an option on the seasonal trips - just let your captain know and he will arrange everything. You will be provided with water and snacks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bowfishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 15
    $350
    Bowfishing for Carp, Gar, Buffalo, and Spoonbill. The captain will supply everything including equipment, bottled water, and snacks. All you need is a license. Bowfishing day or night.
  • Private trip
    Bowfishing at night
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    $350
    Bowfishing at night under theblights. Fun, exciting time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bass, Catfish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    This morning trip will take you fishing Northeast Oklahoma for Sand Bass, Hybrids, Striped Bass, and Catfish. You will be mainly trolling for Bass. The trip is 4-hour long. Water, chips, and cookies will also be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bass, Catfish (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    This 4-hour afternoon trip will take you fishing Northeast Oklahoma for Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Bass, and Catfish. You will also be provided with snacks, including chips, water, and cookies.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Paddlefish
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 28 - May 1
    $350
    This is a Paddlefish (Spoonbill) or bowfishing trip. Discounts are available for veterans. The trip lasts for 4.5 hours. You will be able to get your hands on Paddlefish and Garfish. The captain guarantees you'll catch at least one Paddlefish. Bowfishing is available for Gar and Carp. Gatorade, cookies, chips, and water will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Paddlefish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 28 - May 1
    $350
    This afternoon trip will take you to Fort Gibson Lake for some Paddlefish action or a day of bowfishing. Apart from Spoonbill, your targeted species will be Garfish. The captain guarantees you'll catch at least one Paddlefish. The trip is 4.5 hours on the water. Bowfishing is available for Gar and Carp.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bass, Catfish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This trip will take you to some fantastic bodies of water in Northeast Oklahoma for Catfish, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass, and White Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Paddlefish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 28 - May 1
    $700
    This full-day trip allows you more time to explore more productive spots on Fort Gibson Lake. You will be targeting Paddlefish (Spoonbill) along with Garfish. The captain guarantees you'll catch at least one Paddlefish. The trip comes with cookies, chips, and water.
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About the Captain

Bill Genay
Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Fishing Reports
49 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Captain Bill Genay is the owner and operator of Billy's Guide Service. He specializes in landing good numbers of huge Spoonbill/Paddlefish. Capt. Bill operates in Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. Apart from battling large monsters, Bill knows the hottest spots for some outstanding Bass fishing. 100% guaranteed we catch a paddlefish on our paddlefish trip.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (White) White Bass
Carp Carp
Catfish Catfish
Garfish Garfish

Boat specs

Sea Ark Pro Cat 240 (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Paddlefish are catch n release only monday n friday
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Zachary P.
Russellville, AR
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Paddlefish on April 28, 2022
This was my yearly trip to honor a SSG Matthew D. Hermanson and I will say this It was one of the best fishing trips I’ve...
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One of a kind fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Paddlefish on February 19, 2022
My friend and I were temporarily in Oklahoma on work assignment and we decided to try snagging while we were here. We both...
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Paddle Fishing Ft. Gibson with Captain Billy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Paddlefish on March 13, 2022
The Captain and Crew were very helpful and courteous. We were able to locate and catch our fish right away. I would highly...
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Great half day catfish trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bass, Catfish (AM) on May 28, 2022
Billy and Dustin were amazing. Everyone in our group caught more than enough fish. We even threw some back. It was an overall...
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Half a day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Paddlefish on April 24, 2022
everything was absolutely grate!!! we do fishing with Captain already two years, and planning to do next year too. Thank you...
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FAQs about Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson

Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Bowfishing (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Bowfishing at night (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Bass, Catfish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Bass, Catfish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Paddlefish (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) - Paddlefish (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $300 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Bass, Catfish (7 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $300 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Paddlefish (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Billy's Guide Service - Fort Gibson include:
  • Bass (White)
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Garfish
  • Paddlefish