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How to Book a Trip

To schedule an excursion, you can submit the requested information on the contact page of this website or call, text or Email with any questions that you may have. If you're not sure which lake that you would like to fish, I can make suggestions based on current lake conditions and possible tournament schedules that may conflict with a particular date on the lake. We can then decide on a place and time to meet.

NOTE: A Texas fishing license or one-day fishing permit is required for all Texas residents who are 17 years and older. If you are not a resident of the state of Texas, a non-resident fishing license or one-day fishing permit is required with no age limitations.


You can purchase at Lynn Creek Marina, Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Academy Sports or online at Texas Parks and Wildlife*

* If purchasing online using a cell phone, take a screenshot of the confirmation to use as a receipt.

The actual license will be mailed to you in 7-10 days from purchase.


Joe Pool Lake

Lynn Creek Marina

5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy

Grand Prairie, TX  75052

Grapevine Lake

Katie's Woods Boat Ramp

1899 Katie's Woods Dr.

Grapevine, TX 76051


**Guide services are offered 7 days a week

**Two (2) persons maximum per charter

**Half-day excursions are offered as mornings or afternoon/evenings

**A 10% discount will be applied for all active-duty military personnel and veterans

Half Day   (6 hours)

One Person     $400

Two Persons    $500

Full Day    (10-12 hours)*

       *Sunrise to sunset

One Person     $500

Two Persons    $700

All Excursions Include:

All fishing equipment and tackle

Bottled water and snacks

Joe Pool Lake

Joe Pool Lake is a fresh water reservoir located in the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in North Texas. Completed in 1989 by the Army Corps of Engineers, the lake encompasses parts of Tarrant, Dallas and Ellis counties. The lake measures 7,740 acres with a conservation storage capacity of 176,900 acre feet. With a maximum depth of 75 feet the lake drains an area of 232 square miles.

Lake record for largemouth bass: 14.45 lbs

Caught by Rick Vallejo on Apr 8, 2008

Daily size/limit restrictions for largemouth bass:

For largemouth bass, length limit is a 14-21” slot. Bass 14 inches and less or 21 inches or greater in length may be retained. Only one largemouth bass 21 inches or greater may be retained each day. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. No minimum length on spotted, Guadalupe, and Alabama bass (if present.) Daily bag limit for all species = 5 black bass in any combination.

Grapevine Lake

Grapevine Lake reservoir is located near DFW International Airport. It was impounded in 1952 by the US Army Corps of Engineers when they dammed Denton Creek, a tributary of Trinity River. The lake covers 7,280 acres with a maximum depth of 65 feet. The reservoir's primary purposes are flood control and to act as a municipal water reservoir, with a secondary function of providing recreation and open space areas. The lake's name comes from the city of Grapevine, Texas, to which the lake is adjacent.

Lake record for largemouth bass: 12.09 lbs

Caught by Roger Melton on Apr 4, 1999

Daily size/limit restrictions for largemouth bass:

For largemouth bass there is no minimum length limit; however, only two largemouth bass less than 18 inches may be retained each day. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. There is no length limit on Alabama, Guadalupe or spotted bass. Combined daily bag limit for all species of black bass = 5 fish.

My Story

A little about myself

Ben Robertson 

Licensed Fishing Guide

For a​s long as I can remember, fishing has been my passion. I was born and raised in Louisiana where I would spend hours fishing for catfish on the banks of a bayou.

  I joined the United States Marine Corps in 1992 and was stationed in southern California where I met my beautiful wife. I am proud to say that we celebrated our 25th anniversary in March of 2019. We have a brilliant son who is attending college and majoring in mechanical engineering.

  I have lived and fished in North Texas since 2001. Since I began fishing for largemouth bass over thirty years ago, I have learned that every day brings a new challenge and every lake is unique. I have fished the clear reservoirs of Southern California, the bayous and lakes of Louisiana and finally made it to Texas!

  There are several great bass fishing lakes in this area and Joe Pool and Grapevine Lakes are two of my favorites. I would appreciate the opportunity to share my knowledge of these great fisheries with you and make a new friend in the process. 

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