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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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Keeping It Reel
Reine N. fished with Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service on July 25, 2021
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July is really hot. Will try a different month, a little cooler hopefully next time.
Fishing with John
Steve W. fished with Johnny's Catfish Guide Service on July 25, 2021
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Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
Great Day!
Lori D. fished with JDR Fishing Adventures on July 23, 2021
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Our destination changed to Lake Bob Sandlin at 6:30am. This was a little further out but worth it.
Half day trip with Roger.
Robert K. fished with Roger Raines Guide Service on July 10, 2021
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Roger recommended our stay in Kingston at The Woods motel. Best place we have found. Very clean and well set up.
Fishing with Kolby
BONNIE W. fished with Final Cast Guide Service - PK Lake on July 3, 2021
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would highly recommend Final Cast and Captain Kolby Kuhn's guide service. Thanks for a great day on th lake.
Half day trip
Jessica H. fished with Striperman Fishing Guide Service on June 23, 2021
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great fishing in the am it gets hot around 10 but if you get there early your in
June fishing trip
LaVaughn A. fished with Lewisville Catfishing on June 20, 2021
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I had a blast!!! Great Experience and Great Captain!! Thanks alot
Half day trip with limits in 2 hours one day and 2.30 hours next day.
Wilson C. B. fished with Gone Fishin’ Guide Service on June 17, 2021
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Same as we Sid regarding Charles Lee as he is best we have fished with in Kingston.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in DFW

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

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.   Check availability for local fishing charters in DFW.