Lake Tawakoni

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Lake Tawakoni Fishing Charters

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Lake Tawakoni: 10 fishing charters available

Guided Hand Fishing East Texas

Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Castaways Fishing Guide

West Tawakoni
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Redneck Fishin Tours

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(59 reviews)
West Tawakoni

F.L. Catfish Fishing Guide

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(5 reviews)
West Tawakoni
 Instant Confirmation

Trophy Blue Catfish Guided Trip

Wills Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $325

Johnny's Catfish Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
West Tawakoni

Luck O' The Irish - Lake Tawakoni

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Quinlan
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Lewisville Catfishing Lake Tawakoni

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Wills Point
 Instant Confirmation

Reel Action Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Quinlan

Wild Thing Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
Quinlan
trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Tawakoni

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Tawakoni fishing trip is $360, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $383 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Guided Hand Fishing East Texas, Castaways Fishing Guide, and Redneck Fishin Tours are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Tawakoni. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Tawakoni.

Guided Hand Fishing East Texas, Castaways Fishing Guide, and Redneck Fishin Tours all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Tawakoni.

The most popular fish species you can target are Catfish, White Bass, and Hybrid Striped Bass. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, jigging, and heavy tackle. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The numerous lakes of northeast Texas offer an ideal opportunity to get back to nature. Just an hour out of Dallas, fishing on Lake Tawakoni is the tonic you need to escape the city. Its 36,000 acres of surface and over 200 miles of shoreline offer incredible angling opportunities, with the lake stocked full of huge, strong, and delicious Catfish, Bass, and Crappie. 

What to Expect

With such a vast expanse to explore, Lake Tawakoni offers recreational activities of all sorts, and fishing is a key part of it. Charter guides here offer you the chance to get on the water for anywhere from half a day to 10 hours. Avid anglers will relish the chance to maximize their chances on the water, while beginners may be more suited to a short trip to get a taste of fishing. 
 
Try out a range of different techniques, as you jig the bottoms, let the trolling lines do the work, or take advantage of popping corks to entice the bite of a plenty of exciting fish.

What to Target

Catfish

Known as the “Catfish capital of Texas,” Lake Tawakoni is clearly a haven for catfishing. Many fishing guides here specialize in going after Blue and Channel Catfish, with the chance to target Flatheads too. Catfishing is good year-round on this lake, with the chance to land trophy-sized beauties in winter, so you’ll have plenty of action to keep you warm in the colder months. 
 

Bass

While the lake may be known for its Catfish, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to target the range of Bass on offer here either. Stripers, Hybrid Stripers, White, and Largemouth Bass all call these waters home, with some creatures growing to incredible sizes. A record Striper of 22.25 pounds was caught on Lake Tawakoni, with the chance for Sand Bass action in the spring and fall to fill the boat. 
 

Crappie

Last and maybe least, the delicious Panfish, Crappie, is a year-round feature of Lake Tawakoni. These small creatures are not known for their game qualities, but they are ideal for beginners to land their first catch. Don’t miss out on the chance to go after a tasty treat to take home, with the fall yielding the best results. 

How to Prepare

Aboard a purpose-built fishing vessel, such as a bay boat, pontoon, or center console, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day. Make use of the latest rods and reels and a range of bait or lures to attract your fish, before your guide cleans and fillets your catch at the end of the day. Just check with your captain if you need to bring your own ice box to take the fish home. 
 
Other than that, you’ll need to grab a TX freshwater fishing license before you come aboard. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks, and away you go
 
With fishing on Lake Tawakoni possible year-round, there’s no reason to miss out. Make it your next fishing destination and test your skills against some prized freshwater beauties!
Lake Tawakoni
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
There’s plenty of fishing to start off your fishing for the year. Come aboard a Lake Tawakoni fishing trip in January and keep warm, as you target monster Catfish for the best chance of a tasty treat.
February
Sand Bass start to make more of an appearance come February, joining the Catfish bonanza to keep you entertained throughout the day, as you hunt the deep waters where these beauties hide in Winter.
March
As spring kicks in, so does spawning season for some of the exciting fish that call these waters home. Hybrid Stripers and Largemouth Bass will provide for something new to target as the fishing starts heating up.
April
The end of spring can be the most productive season, as Catfish surface in numbers, along with Stripers, White, and Hybrid Striped Bass. Get ready for a thrilling day out, as you prepare for the high season. 
May
As the weather warms up, so does the fishing, with all of Lake Tawakoni’s creatures offering some exciting action. Add Crappie to the list of species you can target, with something for the whole family to target
June
Striped Bass are the prize for anglers in northeast Texas as summer gets underway. Make the most of the longer hours of daylight and get out on the water all day long to fill the boat with delicious fish. 
July
Lake Tawakoni comes alive in July, with the 4th of July celebrations seemingly lasting all-month long, as the fireworks go on forever. Feel the rush of fishing at the same time and land some exciting creatures.
August
With the kids still off school, you have the best chance to take advantage of the excitement on offer on the lake. Introduce them to a healthy, outdoor activity, and get your fish on against the prized fish here.
September
There’s no sign of the season slowing down come September, with White Bass and Hybrid Stripers getting ready for the exciting fall run. Put your angling skills to the test as you try bottom fishing and trolling.
October
Quinlan is the place to be come October, with the Harvest Festival bringing the whole community and tourists together. Combine it with a fishing trip, and you’re in for a thrilling Texan experience. 
November
Some of the prized fish come back to the fold as the holiday season closes in, as Catfish join White, Hybrid, and Striped Bass to let you fill the freezer with some delicious fish to feed the whole family.
December
See out the year in style by going after trophy-sized Catfish. These beauties promise an entertaining day out, so come aboard and get ready for a real workout to reel in a monster. 

Lake Tawakoni Fishing Calendar

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Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Grandview, TX
Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
Steve  W.
Steve W. Heath, TX
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Use Johnnys Catfish Guide service. He is more than you pay for . He is a person that cares about you exceeding what you expect. Knows fishing and the lake like the back of his hand. I highly recommend him. He had really good helper with also. No worries you will catch your fish. He knows right where to go on a boat geared for fishing and fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Johnnys Catfish Guide service. He is more than you pay for . He is a person that cares about you exceeding what you expect. Knows fishing and the lake like the back of his hand. I highly recommend him. He had really good helper with also. No worries you will catch your fish. He knows right where to go on a boat geared for fishing and fun.
Neil  J.
Neil J. Whitney, Texas
Keep in contact with your fishing guide. Keep yourself updated on the weather and fishing reports.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in contact with your fishing guide. Keep yourself updated on the weather and fishing reports.
Isabel  O.
Isabel O. Killeen, TX
Great fishing today. Started early on the water and beat the heat. And caught our limit of stripers. Didn't know what to expect this time of year but great fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing today. Started early on the water and beat the heat. And caught our limit of stripers. Didn't know what to expect this time of year but great fishing.
Uzooma  O.
Uzooma O. Garland, TX

F.L. Catfish Fishing Guide
F.L. Catfish Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
I booked this trip for my husband and son for Father's Day. They absolutely LOVED it. They caught plenty of fish, said Captain Floyd was very nice and it was a great trip. To top it off, the fish was delicious!!
Shon  J.
Shon J. Lucas, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Very nice time with Captain Gary, very knowledgeable and loves to teach to help you catch more fish. Highly recommend for a great day out on the water.
David  B.
David B. Arlington, TX
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had a great time out on the water. Johnny is a cool person with great knowledge of the lake. Already looking forward to the next trip.
Julian  S.
Julian S. Fort Worth, Texas
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
It was a great trip. A front moved in on us but after a couple of hours the catfish settled down and we started hauling them in. Captain Gary knows his stuff and is an absolute hoot to fish with. We will definitely be scheduling our next fishing trip with Red Neck Fishing and Captain Gary Williams.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Texarkana, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a great day trip with Gary, he had an issue with his boat originally but was able to make it happen. If you want to have a great time and toss some fish in the boat this is the guy you want!!
Joshua  C.
Joshua C. Rockwall, Texas
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Gary worked hard to put us on fish - he baited, he chummed, we tried a number of spots, and even tried for different species. Sometimes the fish just don't bit - which is why the call it fishing and not catching. I've been out with a number of guides, and Gary worked as hard as I've seen trying to get us on fish. We did catch 5. I will definitely go out again with Gary.
Martin  S.
Martin S. McKinney, TX
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Very good
4.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Enjoyed the Day Johnny -thank you, very knowledgeable and fun guide!! Knew his business and the fish!!!
Jon  A.
Jon A. Longview, Texas
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Mr “Redneck” is an outstanding gentleman. He tried hard to put us on the fish just wasn't a good day and the weather didn't cooperate, we still managed to get some fish and had tons of fun! Top class captain. We re coming back for the big ones Gary!
Ruben  O.
Ruben O. Powderly, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
It was very cold in the morning but the cover on the boat made the drive on the lake just fine. Fish were not going crazy but we steadily caught fish throughout the trip. Gary took all of the work out of fishing and was a very friendly guy with lots of good stories. We had a great time.
Rick  T.
Rick T. Terrell, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a great time. This was the first time I had been fishing while it was hailing. LOL
Richard  S.
Richard S. Many, LA
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 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
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great fishing with captain Gary, started to rain as soon as we left and he stopped us under a bridge until the rain stopped, then he put us tons of catfish. Fishing with captain Gary was like fishing with a friend, very knowledgeable and a great personality. My son is already wanting to us to book again, thanks captain, great day.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Grandview, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Had a wonderful time w our party! Cabot sun was so knowledgeable and shared all his tricks..we definitely had a wonderful time and plan to do this once a month!! We are really looking forward to fishing in the winter!!!
Stephanie  B.
Stephanie B. United States
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The day was great. Weather was perfect but the fishing was even better. Got into both catfish and Sandie. It was a great time. Captain was more than knowledgeable and willing to share knowledge.
Ashley  B.
Ashley B. Grand Prairie, TX
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
It wasnt the best day for fishing but Capt. Johnny tried hard to put us on the fish and we ended up with a good amount of catfish. Totally recommend this trip specially if you're bringing kids.
Ruben  O.
Ruben O. Powderly, TX
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Johnny and deck hand Cyrus were great. Fishing you as slow but that is fishing. We will definitely go back.
Jeanne  L.
Jeanne L. Brownsboro, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Thank you Captain Gary for a great time! Our second with you and looking forward to the next one.
Gabriel  M.
Gabriel M. Fort Worth, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
This guy is awesome the weather didn’t cooperate with us at first but the man knows his stuff is funny and if you don’t have a good time with him it’s your own fault
Jonathan  K.
Jonathan K. Scurry, TX
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
I can't begin to say how much fun my wife and I had today fishing with Gary. He is the Poobah of catfishing and shares that knowledge with his guests. We caught a gozillion fish....ok...closer to 43...and are very satisfied with our trip. If you want a quality fishing trip, look up Captain Gary Williams of Redneck Fishin' Tours and book a trip. You won't regret it!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Longview, Texas
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The morning fishing was very slow, but by mid day Gary got us on the fish and we caught 42 keepers in about 2 hours. Highly recommend Redneck fishing guide service, he knows where the fish are at on Lake Tawakoni. We will go back in the near future!
Charles  M.
Charles M. Highland Haven, TX