Lake Whitney

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Blake on the Lake

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Whitney
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trips from $350

Compass Guide Service LLC

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Whitney
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trips from $400

On The Fly Guide Service

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (12)
Whitney
trips from $400

Simply Fish'N Guide Service

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (3)
Morgan
trips from $325

Final Cast Guide – Lake Whitney

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Whitney

Crappie fishing

Whitney

Best Dam Guide Service

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Whitney
trips from $350

Houston Guide Service

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Clifton
trips from $375

The Lake Whitney fishing scene has a season that never stops. This is one of the top spots in Texas for Bass fishing, but other fish species keep up as well. It’s almost like everything that swims here makes for a full day of action on its own. Whether you’re looking for Stripers, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, Crappie, or Catfish, you’ll find your freshwater adventure here.
 

When to Go

Spring! Yes, the lake has a year-round fishing season but all fish species spawn in spring, which makes it the best time to go fishing. To be more precise, it’s easier to catch fish during this time because they stick to shallower water, which makes them easier to spot. All three Bass species spawn from March–May, Crappie from March–April, and Catfish from April–June. Depending on which species you’re after, it’s ideal to book your trip during one of these periods. 
 
During their spawning season, you’ll find these fish in shallow coves, along cut banks or submerged timber. During summer, the fish go deeper, looking for water that’s cooler and has oxygen levels ideal for them. In fall, as the temperature gets cooler, fish can be found all over the place, while your chances in winter are best in local rivers and creek channels.
 

How to Catch Them

In spring, you can target fish in shallow water using topwater lures, jigs, and live bait. During summer, most fishing guides will troll or drift fish using jigs, live bait, or large diving baits. Most of the wintertime catch is made by trolling river and creek channels using artificial baits and large jigs. Some captains also do bottom fishing with jigs or slabs.
 

Which Trip to Choose

Most fishing guides offer five-hour or eight-hour trips. Half days are a great choice if you want to focus on only one fish species, or simply don’t have enough time. But if you want to be a “Jack of all trades” and catch a bit of everything, a full day trip is your best bet. Even if you reach a daily limit for one species, there’s always something else to target. 
 

Regulations

  • Be sure to purchase a valid Texas fishing license with a freshwater endorsement before your trip.

  • There’s no closed season on Lake Whitney, but there are daily catch limits for some species. Per person, you can keep up to five Stripers, five Catfish, 25 Crappie, and 25 White Bass. 

 
Lake Whitney fishing charters offer budget trips that are suitable even for novices. As the lake boasts numerous boat ramps, it has excellent public access, which is another reason many people choose it as their favorite fishing destination. Explore the beauties of Lake Whitney and don’t miss out on a great experience.
 
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January
The beginning of the year is a good time to catch trophy Catfish. If you’re lucky and more experienced, you may catch fish over 40 pounds on live shad. 
 
February
Bass species hold up their numbers during winter. If you’re targeting Smallmouth, you should use plastic worms and jigs while fishing in depths of 15–30 feet.
 
March
Catfishing gets even better! The best areas to target Catfish are near channels and submerged brush or rock. They prefer live bait, but you can also use cut bait. 
 
April
With spring, the spawning season starts for most of the fish species and it’s hard to decide what to target. Bass are usually caught along shorelines and in coves.
 
May
You’ll find fish in very shallow waters, only 2–15 feet deep. Target all types of Bass and you’ll be most successful in areas with flooded vegetation.
 
June
As the weather gets warmer, fish move into the depths of the lake. You’ll find Crappie in the middle and upper ends of the lake.
 
July
During summer, the lake has little oxygen. Stripers move to the coolest layer of water they can find. Trolling or drift fishing should do the trick.
 
August
White Bass can be a good target choice, as they move in large schools. It’s easy to spot them because they frequently surface in open water while feeding.
 
September
When summer’s over, the fish move into shallow water again. You can target Bass and Crappie using topwater bait again.
 
October
As the water cools, Bass fishing heats up. Medium-sized, crawfish-colored crankbaits seem to be the best option to catch them.
 
November
In November it’s hard to decide where to fish because Stripers inhabit all depths. You can find them along river channels in deep water or feeding at the surface. 
 
December
The end of the year is a great time to troll river and creek channels with artificial baits. Trophy Catfish are also possible to catch, all the way through March.
 

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Bring a big cooler because you will be taking home a lot of fish fillets. If Charles is available from "Lake Whitney Striper Guide" then book a trip with him. He will exceed your expectations.
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Bring a big cooler because you will be taking home a lot of fish fillets. If Charles is available from "Lake Whitney Striper Guide" then book a trip with him. He will exceed your expectations.
Charles  S.
Charles S. Dallas, TX

Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
A great day on the water is all I can say! The bite was a bit slow on this particular day but Taylor made sure we found some fish and we got our limit and then some. They know the spots and I couldn’t be happier. The boys are already wanting to plan another trip next year. Sorry Kyle, but they will be requesting Taylor again, haha. The 12 hour drive was completely worth it!! Thanks for the memories!
Jesse  J.
Jesse J. Lacona, IA
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 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
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
We had plenty for the grill. The guide service is very professional and pleasant people to be around.
Stephen  H.
Stephen H. Bellmead, TX
Compass Guide Service LLC
Compass Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
had a great trip. Brian worked hard and got us on the fish. Got a limit of stripers and 16 catfish. Highly recommended and we will be back for sure. Thanks Brian
Troy  W.
Troy W. Alvarado, TX
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
We had a great trip on Lake Whitney yesterday. Kyle is very personable and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this trip and this guide.. .
Dwight  P.
Dwight P. Godley, TX
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Captain Kyle is a awesome guide put us on lots of fish I would highly recommend him.
Alex  S.
Alex S. United States
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
We had a blast with Kyle ! He made sure we caught our limit , then cleaned them great ! We will for sure book again with him! Very respectful, friendly, Hard working young man !
Angela  L.
Angela L. Palmer, TX
Compass Guide Service LLC
Compass Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Brian is a very knowlledgable, helpful and patient guide. He cares and does evwrything he can to ensure you have a good catch and experience. He knows the lake(s) well and is not afraid to make suggestions. We had a great time and came home with lots of fish... way beyond our expectation...
Jesse  G.
Jesse G. Spring, Texas
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Captain Kyle was a hard working man. Really knowledgeable. He put us on some big Stripers quick. If you are looking to catch fish book Best Dam Guide Service.
Alex  S.
Alex S. United States
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Kyle is easy going and laid back. Had a good time. Fish weren’t biting like we hoped but Kyle worked hard to find them. Would recommend going with him!
Brian  B.
Brian B. Sugarcreek, OH
Best Dam Guide Service
Best Dam Guide Service
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Went on a half day trip with Kyle. He was so professional, courteous and knowledgeable. His boat was very clean and had all up to date latest technology. Very impressed and happy with our charter, caught our limit speedily. He cleaned our fish and sent us home with some awesome memories. Thank you Kyle, we will be back. Highly recommend him for anyone wanting to catch your limit, and have a blast doing it!!!
Taylor  J.
Taylor J. United States
Compass Guide Service LLC
Compass Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Whitney
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Brian knows the lake. He knows where the fish are, and does a great job putting you on fish. He is personable and professional. We will seek him out for our next trip.
David  C.
David C. United States

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Whitney

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Lake Whitney costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $457, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $745. 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 Lake Whitney is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Blake on the Lake, Compass Guide Service LLC, and On The Fly Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Whitney. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Whitney.

Blake on the Lake and Compass Guide Service LLC received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Whitney.

The best way to experience fishing in Lake Whitney 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 Lake Whitney.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Striped), Catfish, and Bass (White). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and trolling. Lake fishing and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The beginning of the year is a good time to catch trophy Catfish. If you’re lucky and more experienced, you may catch fish over 40 pounds on live shad.    Check availability for local fishing charters in Lake Whitney.