Q. What do I need to bring?
A. We supply all bait & tackle for crappie trips. If you are bass fishing we recommend you bring a few of your favorite rods, please limit it to 4 per person. You should bring drinks and snacks, or a light lunch. Alcohol is permitted on the boat. Please limit the number of ice chests. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, & hats. Dress appropriately for the season, please remember that it is usually cooler on the water.
Q. Do you clean the fish?
A. Yes, we filet all fish. If you would prefer to have your fish scaled we will provide a space for you to do so yourself.
Q. Do I need a fishing license?
A. Yes, anyone over the age of 15 needs a Louisiana or Texas freshwater fishing license. An out-of-state license is available for $5.00 per day. You can purchase your license at https://www.la.wildlifelicense.com/, or you can purchase it the morning of your trip at Toledo Town & Tackle. If purchasing the morning of your trip please arrive early enough to allow time for that process.
Q. Where do we meet our guide and how long do we fish?
A. Unless notified otherwise, you will meet your guide at Toledo Town & Tackle (11904 Texas Hwy) We usually fish until approximately 2 PM or until you catch your limit. The limit is 25 fish per person. The guide is not allowed to catch his limit.
Q. Where are the fish cleaned?
A. All guides bring their fish back to our dock (390 Southern Leisure Rd.) to clean the fish. There is space for you to relax, watch some sports, swim, etc. while the guides clean the fish.
Q. How many people can go on a boat?
A. Bass boats hold a maximum of 2 guests and the guide. Our pontoon boats hold from 6 to 8 people. Our prices are based on 2 guests for bass boats and 4 guests for pontoon boats, any additional people on pontoon boats are charged according to our additional person rates.
Q. What are our rates?
A. The rates vary seasonally, peak season goes from April 1st to July 31st. Holiday weekends have additional charges.
Q. What is the minimum age allowed on the boats?
A. We prefer that no one under the age of 5 be allowed on the boats. You are on a boat for approximately 6 hours, young children get very restless and make it hard for everyone to enjoy the trip. With fishing lines in & out of the boats it is a dangerous situation. Many of the young children like to play in the shiner bucket, the guide cannot keep up with everything going on and watch young children.
Q. Do we provide life jackets?
A. The guides keep generic life vests in the boats, as required. If your child is under the age of 16, they must wear a life jacket the entire time. It is better for them to have a comfortable life jacket, please bring one.
Q. How many fish can we catch?
A. Our bass guides practice good conservation practices with a catch-&-release program. If you are bass fishing and would like to bring in a few small fish to cook, please inform your guide and he will accommodate you. No large bass are kept, if you would like to get one mounted we will take pictures & measurements so that a replica can be made.
Q. Are there bathrooms on the boat?
A. Some of the barges have pop-up privacy areas in which there is a bucket that you can use. Please indicate if this is required. Some of the guides fish close enough to allow a bathroom break during the day. Always discuss this with your guide in the morning so that both of you know what to expect.
Q. Will my picture show up on the internet?
A. We do a lot of social media posting, if you prefer for your picture not to be on any site please make that known to the guide.
Q. Can I bring my pet?
A. No, pets are not allowed on the boats. 6-7 hours on the water is much too long for a pet to be comfortable.