Lake Fork Guide
JW Peterson

Lake Fork Guide JW Peterson with a trophy bass


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Phone Hours 8am - 8pm
Central Standard Time


International Fishing Outfitters - - US, Mexico & Brazil

Fishing Trip Information

Mexico Bass FishingEmail Lake Fork Guide JW Peterson

J & J Guide Service also offer fishing trips to surrounding lakes, Lake Tawakoni for striper, hybrid and/or sa,nd bass or fishing trips to Cooper Lake for largemouth bass, hybrid or sand bass. Lake Monticello, Lake Athens and Lake Holbrook fishing trips are also available.

"We invite you to come fish beautiful Lake Fork, the #1 bass lake of Texas, or come fish one of the surrounding lakes for a great fishing experience.

Please Note:
Phone Hours 8am - 8pm
Central Standard Time


Lake Fork trophy bass fishing Gene Anderson with an 11.4 lb bass 

Trophy bass fishing trips

Lake Fork Crappie fishing trips 

Crappie fishing trips

Lake Fork catfishing trips

Cat Fishing trips

Sand bass fishing Lake Tawakoni

Sand Bass fishing trips

striper bass fishing Lake Tawakoni

Striper fishing trips

Hybrid bass fishing

Hybrid Bass fishing trips


Lake Fork, Texas
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Lake Athens, Texas

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Lake Monticello, Texas

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Lake Holbrook, Texas

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Lake Tawakoni, Texas
Map of Lake Tawakoni, Google Maps

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Cooper Lake, Texas
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Trip Information

Lake Fork, Tawakoni & Cooper Lake Fishing Trips

  • Individual, Large Groups or Corporate Trips
  • Split Trips during summer months
  • Day or Night Trips
  • Instructional Trips
  • Personalized Attention
  • Clean Safe Boats
  • Equipment and tackle furnished
  • Accommodations upon request

All Guides are licensed full time professionals

Corporate groups are a specialty with J & J Guide Service!

Women and children are always welcome as well as the avid fisherman or novice angler!

We have a custom-made guide service which believes in giving our clients just that SERVICE. We are flexible in our guide services to meet your needs and expectations.



Lake Fork Bass Fishing:
Full Day (9 hours) $400.00 1-2 people - 3 people $525.00
July & Aug $375.00 1-2 people - 3 people $500.00
Half Day (5 hours) $300.00 1-2 people - 3 people $400.00

If booking a fishing trip for more than 1 day - ask about fishing discounts.

Crappie Fishing:
$375.00 1-2 people - 3 people $475.00
All Half Day $275.00 1-2 people
$100.00 for 3rd person

Trail Boats $100.00 each
Contact us for night hours
50% Non- refundable Deposit Required Upon Booking
We furnish all tackle and equipment at no extra charge

Gift Certicates Available for all  fishing trips

Please note:
We have a COMPLETE STAFF of licenced Professional Guides and CAN accommodate almost ANY time or dates you would like. Simply drop us an email:
or call 214-236-3320.  



Suggested Items to Bring

Appropriate Seasonal Clothing
Rain Suit
Sun Screen
Fishing Cap
Camera and Film
Favorite Snacks and Drinks
Texas Resident or Non-Resident Fishing License

Fishing License:
For license by mail call Texas Parks and Wildlife
You may also purchase your license from area merchants.



Up to date, clean safe, 21 ft bass boats
225 hp Mercury Outboard
MotorGuide Trolling Motor
Lowrance Electronics

Up to date bass boat 


About Lake Fork

Trophy bass, crappie and catfishing trips 

Lake Fork is located approximately five miles west of Quitman, Texas and within a 1 1/2 hour drive of Dallas, Tyler and Longview, Texas. When Lake Fork is at full level it covers 27,690 acres of thick vegetation and timber. The lake was opened for fishing in the fall of 1980 and since then has gained a reputation as the number one trophy bass lake in Texas. An intensive fish-management program along with "catch & release" are some of the reasons Lake Fork claims 37 of the top 50 big bass in the state of Texas. This includes the top 6 ranging from 17.08 lbs. to the current state record of 18.18 lbs. 

Spawn is a busy time on Lake Fork. Remember to book your Lake Fork trip early for best available dates. 

Click Here for more information including fishing regulations for Lake Fork 


About Lake Athens

Black Bass, White Bass Fishing Trips

Lake Athens is known for largemouth bass with a lake record is 14.19 pounds, also offers Crappie and White bass. The lake is one of the best little bass fishing lakes in Texas and not only is the bass fishing good, but crappie, white bass, and catfish are all good year round.The lake is located about 5 miles east of Athens, south of FM 317 in Henderson County. Lake Athens is approximately 1800 acres and was Impounded in 1962,
Click Here for more information including fishing regulations for Lake Athens  


About Lake Monticello

Monticello is a power plant lake with Lake Welch close by.
Location: In Titus County, approximately 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, Texas. Monticello is about 2000 acres and was impounded in 1972. Lake Monticello is a great largemouth bass fishing lake. The slot length limit was changed from 14-21 inches to 14-24 inches in an effort to protect larger fish and possibly increase trophy fishing opportunities. Channel catfish are also good on Lake Monticello.

Click Here for more information including fishing regulations for Lake Monticello 


About Lake Holbrook

Located on Lankford Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River, in Wood County 3 miles northwest of Mineola, Lake Holbrook was impounded in 1962. The lake is appoximately 653 acres and has a depth of 30 ft.
Stocked with of Florida largemouth bass in 2007 and 2008, the lake also has bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie and channel catfish.

Click Here for more information including fishing regulations for Lake Holbrook 


About Lake Tawakoni

Striper, Hybrid and Sand Bass Fishing Trips 

Lake Tawakoni was impounded in 1960 and has an area of 36,700 acres. Located about 7 miles east of Quinlan, Texas. The lake offers some great striper and hybrid fishing, as well as sand bass fishing. J&J Guide Service has the expertise to put you on these fish. Sand bass are a lot of fun to catch and can produce some non-stop action that is great for getting a child (or just about anyone) excited and interested in fishing. The hybrid and stripers are usually where you find the sand bass as well. The average hybrid on Tawakoni runs about 7 to 8 pounds. Lake Tawakoni's record for striper bass is 22.25 lbs.
Book your Tawakoni fishing trip with J&J Guide Service and...COME SET THE HOOK!
Click Here for more information including fishing regulations for Lake Tawakoni. 


About Cooper Lake

Black Bass, Hybrid and Sand Bass Fishing Trips

Cooper Lake was impounded in 1991 and has an area of 22,740 acres. Located 15 miles north of Sulphur Springs, just south of State Highway 24. Cooper Lake is quickly gaining a reputation for it's largemouth bass fishing with a lake record already set at 15.17lbs. J&J Guide Service has over 30 years experience fishing for largemouth bass and are familiar with Lake Cooper conditions. Lake Cooper's hybrids and sand bass are another attraction to help get your fishing fever up. Just like Tawakoni, the sand bass and hybrids produce a lot of action.
Click Here for more information including fishing regulations for Cooper Lake  



hybrid & striper fishing Striper fishing Lake Fork bass caught by Andy Bardach

Make Your Fishing Trip Reservations Today!
Call 214-236-3320 or Click Here to Email JW

E-mails received after 8pm will be returned first thing next morning.

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