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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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Remember, it's called fishing not catching for a reason.. Don't get so wrapped up in the numbers, some days the fish just don't wanna bite. Enjoy the journey!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Remember, it's called fishing not catching for a reason.. Don't get so wrapped up in the numbers, some days the fish just don't wanna bite. Enjoy the journey!
Jamie  H.
Jamie H. Tulsa, OK
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
Marrisa  D.
Marrisa D. Hobbs, NM
Use Bill Miller stripper guide service. Very professional and personable. Bill knows the lake very well and will not disappoint you. He makes your trip memorable.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Use Bill Miller stripper guide service. Very professional and personable. Bill knows the lake very well and will not disappoint you. He makes your trip memorable.
Mike  K.
Mike K. Kearney, MO
Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Grandview, TX
Bring snacks and lots of water, if you are leaving in the morning you might want a sweatshirt. Be ready to reel em in when you’re captain finds the hot spots .
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring snacks and lots of water, if you are leaving in the morning you might want a sweatshirt. Be ready to reel em in when you’re captain finds the hot spots .
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Pocatello, Idaho
Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
Steve  W.
Steve W. Heath, TX
July is really hot. Will try a different month, a little cooler hopefully next time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
July is really hot. Will try a different month, a little cooler hopefully next time.
Reine  N.
Reine N. Fort Worth, TX
Our destination changed to Lake Bob Sandlin at 6:30am. This was a little further out but worth it.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Our destination changed to Lake Bob Sandlin at 6:30am. This was a little further out but worth it.
Lori  D.
Lori D. Rowlett, TX
Roger recommended our stay in Kingston at The Woods motel. Best place we have found. Very clean and well set up.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Roger recommended our stay in Kingston at The Woods motel. Best place we have found. Very clean and well set up.
Robert  K.
Robert K. Edmond, OK
would highly recommend Final Cast and Captain Kolby Kuhn's guide service. Thanks for a great day on th lake.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
would highly recommend Final Cast and Captain Kolby Kuhn's guide service. Thanks for a great day on th lake.
BONNIE  W.
BONNIE W. Graford, TX
great fishing in the am it gets hot around 10 but if you get there early your in
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
great fishing in the am it gets hot around 10 but if you get there early your in
Jessica  H.
Jessica H. United States
Same as we Sid regarding Charles Lee as he is best we have fished with in Kingston.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Same as we Sid regarding Charles Lee as he is best we have fished with in Kingston.
Wilson  C.  B.
Wilson C. B. Flower Mound, TX
Fish with guide Bill Miller. Had an awesome time and caught a lot of fish!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fish with guide Bill Miller. Had an awesome time and caught a lot of fish!
Craig  H.
Craig H. Laguna Park, TX
Get Sam to show you the lake. If you don't you could lose the lower unit off your motor.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get Sam to show you the lake. If you don't you could lose the lower unit off your motor.
Spencer  Y.
Spencer Y. Kilgore, Texas
Not use to a bunch of county roads that were covered with trees, I'm from Lubbock; but everything you need is there, Stay at one of the two main Lake Resorts, good Italian restaurant just block from them.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Not use to a bunch of county roads that were covered with trees, I'm from Lubbock; but everything you need is there, Stay at one of the two main Lake Resorts, good Italian restaurant just block from them.
David  P.
David P. Brownfield, TX
Just be ready to drag in the strippers. Adventure Texoma will put you on’em.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just be ready to drag in the strippers. Adventure Texoma will put you on’em.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Lubbock, TX
Decide if you want big bass or just a lot of bass. If you want big bass then you will not catch many and you need to be prepared for just a couple at best. If you want a lot of bass make that known ahead of time. If you want a lot of fish period then go for crappie.
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Decide if you want big bass or just a lot of bass. If you want big bass then you will not catch many and you need to be prepared for just a couple at best. If you want a lot of bass make that known ahead of time. If you want a lot of fish period then go for crappie.
Barry  B.
Barry B. Aurora, IL
I would utilize the services of an experienced fishing guide like Russell Rollins
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I would utilize the services of an experienced fishing guide like Russell Rollins
John  F.
John F. Nitro, WV
Our guide put us on fish multiple times and we caught fish throughout our trip. Captain was friendly and knowledgeable. Boat was well equipped. Enjoyed our time and will go again.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Our guide put us on fish multiple times and we caught fish throughout our trip. Captain was friendly and knowledgeable. Boat was well equipped. Enjoyed our time and will go again.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Caddo Mills, TX
Be ready with essentials as nearby stores are far and few, good food is hard fine and logging needs much improvement.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready with essentials as nearby stores are far and few, good food is hard fine and logging needs much improvement.
Alex  R.
Alex R. Chicago, IL

Elite Striper Guide Service Of Texoma
Elite Striper Guide Service Of Texoma
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
Randy knows how to make a trip comfortable and fun for everyone from a grumpy old grandpa like me to my young and enthusiastic grandson. Weather conditions were not ideal but we landed 22 striped bass. We look forward to our next outing with him.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Corinth, TX
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
It was a bit chilly and windy but that didn't stop us from having a great time and catching lots of fish. Captain Johnny did a great job and was determined to make sure we caught lots of fish, 64 keepers for the day!
Eric  P.
Eric P. Mesquite, TX
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
Excellent guide, great experience. Would recommend it. Caught a lot of fish.
Justin  F.
Justin F. Pilot Point, TX
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Fishing charter in Kingston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
Great trip! Bill put us on the fish from start to finish. He was very fun and entertaining company. We will for sure go with Bill to fish Texoma again.
Jonathan  T.
Jonathan T. Bedford, TX
Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service
Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 103 reviews
Loved the boat! Lots of room. Lots of power. Jacob was great at finding the fish, making sure we got baited, and got those fish unhooked - with a party of 7 that was no small task! Had our limit in a few short hours.
Jeffrey  D.
Jeffrey D. Fate, TX
Reel Livin Guide Service
Reel Livin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Gordonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
We had beautiful weather and a great day of fishing. Kevin knows how to put you on the fish. When a spot gets slow, he knows where to go. The 3 of us caught our limit and went home with a lot of filets. Thank you Kevin for a great day!
John  S.
John S. McKinney, TX
Staley Adventures
Staley Adventures
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Jay and his crew were just great. We caught our limit in about 5 hours. Didn’t even touch a fish or bait. Everything was handled by crew. What a way to go fishing. Bringing kids along next time. They will love it and I can enjoy watching them fish.
Len  G.
Len G. Dallas, TX
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Fishing charter in Kingston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
Bill did a great job getting us on fish and teaching us how to set the hook on stripers. Very pleasant and conversational gentleman. Good clean fun for me and my daughter on her birthday. We’ll be back again soon!
Randall  S.
Randall S. Dallas, TX
Crosscreek Guide Service
Crosscreek Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 75 reviews
Excellent experience! Caught our limit on no time, highly recommend, we will be back!
Justin  G.
Justin G. Denison, Texas
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Great trip! Kyle was fantastic! We limited out in an 1 1/2 hours! Will definitely be going back again with him soon.
Carl  H.
Carl H. Saginaw, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Mike did a great job explaining the planned day and helping me increase my knowledge in fishing technique including understanding on-board equipment technology. We caught our limited and had an enjoyable day. Will definitely fish with Mike in the future. Rick b
Derrick  B.
Derrick B. Celina, TX
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
From the moment we greeted I knew we were gonna have an Epic adventure on Lake Texoma..3rd times a charm for Brad and Brad and Fish.. He's the best guide we've experienced..Look know further than Captain Ed if you want Striper Bass on Lake Texoma..
Bradford  M.
Bradford M. McKinney, TX
Staley Adventures
Staley Adventures
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Captain Jay and his first mate were a blast and we had a great day catching our limit. Will definitely do it again and look forward to going on a 5 star hunt with Staley Adventures as well. Definitely recommend.
Mark  W.
Mark W. McKinney, TX
Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service
Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 103 reviews
Jacob put us on fish from the first spot to the last. Knows the lake VERY well! Limited out with 7 people in a few hours and threw many fish back! A+++
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. United States
Lakeside Guide Service
Lakeside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lewisville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
We had the best time! Great captain and equipment. It was relaxing and exciting. Will definitely come back.
Abelin  C.
Abelin C. Fort Worth, TX
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Fishing charter in Kingston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
Captain Bill is a true professional and I couldn’t have been happier with the 2 days my father and 2 sons spent fishing with him. This will be a new annual family tradition.
Kirk  B.
Kirk B. Granger, IN
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
Had such a great time despite the cold weather! Fish were biting and we were super happy with Ed and his friendly disposition and service. Thank you so much!
Michelle  W.
Michelle W. United States
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Fishing charter in Kingston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
Bill Miller and I had a great day on the lake. Put lots of fish on the boat. Had some great action. I will be booking with him again!
Frank  S.
Frank S. Burleson, TX
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
A great Fall Day on the lake. Captain Ed is an experienced, knowledgeable fisherman and a great guy to be on the lake with. He is easy to get along with, works hard to help his guest without smothering them. We caught our limit by mid-morning and enjoyed the trip!
Scott  J.
Scott J. Rockwall, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Took my daughter out for first time fishing. I wanted to ensure she caught fish and had a great time. Both items well accomplished. Captain Jimmy was great, spent lots of quality time with her helping he catch fish. Will look to do this again.
Keith  P.
Keith P. Murphy, TX

FAQs about Fishing Charters in DFW

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in DFW costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $447, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $481. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in DFW is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

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

Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide, JDR Fishing Adventures, and Gone Fishin’ Guide Service 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 most popular fish species you can target are Catfish, Bass (Striped), and Bass (White). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and trolling. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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!   Check availability for local fishing charters in DFW.