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Fishing in DFW is one of the best ways to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metroplex. Both Dallas and Fort Worth are surrounded by lakes, so no matter what direction you head in, you’ll end up on a great fishing spot within a 30-mile radius. There’s always something to catch here, so you don’t need to wait for a specific season – just ask yourself when you want to have an unforgettable day on the water.
 
When you think of Texas freshwater fishing, one fish in particular comes to mind – Bass! Lots of it! You can target Largemouth, Smallmouth, Striped, Hybrid, and White Bass. Not every lake in the area holds a trophy-sized specimen, but you can find at least one type of Bass in each spot, anytime you go. Don’t forget that you can also catch tasty Crappie and heavy Catfish.
 
Most fishing guides offer trips ranging from 4–8 hours. Longer trips allow you to move from one fishing spot to another, try out different techniques, and get a better sense of the local angling tricks. You’ll mostly use light tackle to catch your fish but if you want to jazz things up, try fly fishing or bowfishing at night. 
 
With so many lakes around DFW, it can be hard to pick your spot. Some of the most popular destinations are Lewisville Lake, Grapevine Lake, Tawakoni Lake, and Lake Whitney. Your fishing equipment is covered by your guide, so you only need to purchase a fishing license for every angler over 17. 
 
Your perfect getaway is so close – relax and fish in DFW!
 
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January
Calm January days are perfect to go after Crappie, which bites pretty aggressively this time of year. 
 
February
If you’re going after Catfish in February, you’re bound to have a great trip. You can target them at Lake Ray Roberts or Lewisville Lake. 
 
March
Catfishing is still great and Striper joins the hunt! Lake Grapevine has a healthy population of both, so get your next catch there.
 
April
Lake Lewisville holds excellent numbers of Hybrid Striped Bass. The action is especially great in April, so don’t miss out.
 
May
Crappie are far into their spawning season and you can easily find them in shallow water, especially around the underwater brush.
 
June
Hybrid Bass and Striper are forming schools this time of year. As the temperature gets higher, you can expect excellent topwater action. 
 
July
Channel Catfish, Striper, and Hybrid Bass are great targets in July, as they move around in schools. You’ll also find Crappie around the brush piles.
 
August
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are present in high numbers and you can’t go wrong going after them, especially if you’re at Lake Whitney.
 
September
Bass fishing is amazing no matter which lake or type of Bass you choose! To make your trip more challenging, try catching one on a fly.
 
October
Crappie fishing should not be missed! There’s lots of them, they’re fun to catch, and most importantly, they’re as tasty as can be!
 
November
Catfish start to feed very aggressively as the temperature goes down, so this is definitely the time to go after them!
 
December
Go after Crappie and have an epic meal afterward or go after big Catfish for some bicep flexing. Either way, you’ll have a great time!
 

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Best fishing ever
Joe B. fished with Adventure Texoma on April 3, 2021
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Be ready to catch fish and have a good time.
Full Day fishing with Captain Tim
William K. fished with Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork on March 23, 2021
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Definitely yes but you need a great guide such as Tim to put you on the fish!
Half day with capt Omar
Bob Y. fished with Luck O' The Irish - Lake Lewisville on March 21, 2021
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Water and wind were cold, but fishing was fun!
Half Day Trip With Jake
Deb S. fished with Barefoot Guide Service on March 19, 2021
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ABSOLUTELY! If you go with Jake, he knows where to find the fish! This was so incredible for my son and his friend. My son has been very discouraged in the past when he hasn't caught anything, but this exceeded all expectations!
Great experience
Namen B. fished with Gone Fishin’ Guide Service on March 9, 2021
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take a charter fishing trip and let the Captain show you how to catch fish they do it everyday and know what they are doing
I had so much fun on a half day trip.
Ricky B. fished with Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide on November 11, 2020
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Get ready to have some fun. Great friendly people.
5 Hour morning trip
Andy K. fished with Vest Fishing Guide Service on November 8, 2020
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Weather was great and so was the fishing....
Half day trip with Captain Charles Lee
Mikki W. fished with Gone Fishin’ Guide Service on October 19, 2020
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If it's chilly outside - wear layers! & hold your pole in your hand so you can feel the bite vs. having it in a pole stand.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in DFW

According to customer reviews, Gone Fishin’ Guide Service, Live Action Fishing – Dallas, and Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide are some of the most popular fishing charters in DFW. Full list of top fishing charters in DFW.

Gone Fishin’ Guide Service, Live Action Fishing – Dallas, and Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in DFW.

The best way to experience fishing in DFW is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in DFW.

The top 7 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in DFW are:

Lake Lewisville holds excellent numbers of Hybrid Striped Bass. The action is especially great in April, so don’t miss out.   Check availability for local fishing charters in DFW.