Rates & Services
My boat is a comfortable 18 ft Alumacraft boat with all safety equipment, padded seats and windshield. I provide life jackets, tackle, bait, a cooler of drinks and I clean and bag the fish, ready for you to cook or to freeze. Boat gas is included too.
I can take up to 3 adults or a combination of up to 4 adults and kids in my boat comfortably. For larger parties pontoon boats are available. I have 2 pontoons that can be rented, or you can rent from the Villages. The ones that I can get are $200 per half day plus gas, the Villages boats are $250 plus gas and tax per 4 hour period. Villages Marina is (903)561-1413. With any of the pontoons I will provide all my usual services and equipment. Rental of these are separate from my fee. You are always welcome to bring and use your own tackle.
Fishing at Lake Palestine:
- My boat - $225 half day, $400 full day
- Your boat - $200 half day, $350 full day
- Pontoon boat - $200 plus you pay the rental
Half day is up to 5 hours on the water, full day is up to 9 hours. Going in your boat I'll still provide the tackle, bait, cooler of drinks and fish cleaning.
Fishing at other lakes:
The same as above, plus a market-rate gas surcharge for the drive. You can ride with me to save on your gas expense.
- My boat - $225
- Your boat - $175
- Sit-down briefing - $25 per boat
Fishing tackle lesson:
$ 25 per family
Vacation planning: no charge
I do not receive a commission or fee from any of the places we discuss.
For any boating trip, fishing or orientation, my boat or yours, a deposit is required to positively hold your requested date. Deposits are fully refundable up to 2 days prior to the requested trip, or can be applied to a later trip.
I like cash, personal checks are fine, too. No credit cards.