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Since 2002, and have been offering a comprehensive range of services, including guided fishing trips, educational seminars, and boating/electronic excursions on Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. Our clientele spans the globe, as anglers from various backgrounds join us to pursue and capture sought-after species such as Crappie, White Bass, Hybrid Striper, and Black Bass.
At, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of marine technology. Our expert guides teach the latest advancements in marine electronics, covering everything from Sonar technologies like Garmin Live Scope to Side Imaging and Down Imaging. Additionally, we provide comprehensive instruction on boating operations and techniques, including mastering essential skills like Trolling Motor control (such as Spot Lock)—essential for every aspiring captain and angler.
Our services cater to all ages, skill levels, and group sizes, accommodating solo adventurers, corporate events, and families alike. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first-timer, we’re here to make your experience memorable.
Here’s what you can expect from our guided fishing trips:
1. Full Day Trips (8 hours):
o We meet approximately 45 minutes before sunrise to kick off a full day of fishing.
o Your professionally guided fishing trip includes:
 Two people
 Fully equipped boat
 Experienced guide
 Quality rods and reels
 Tackle and bait
 Bottled water
 Cleaning and bagging of keepers
o Additional anglers can be added to your trip upon request (additional fee applies). Most of our boats comfortably accommodate up to 7 adults.
2. Half Day Trips (4-5 hours):
o Morning trips meet approximately 45 minutes before sunrise.
o Afternoon trips typically start around 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
o Similar to full-day trips, our professionally guided half-day fishing experience includes all the essentials:
 Two people
 Fully equipped boat
 Expert guide
 Quality rods and reels
 Tackle and bait
 Bottled water
 Cleaning and bagging of keepers
o As with full-day trips, additional anglers can join your adventure (additional fee applies).
Styles of fishing trips we provide:
• Crappie Fishing
• White Bass Fishing
• Hybrid Striper Fishing
• Black Bass Fishing
Join us year-round for an unforgettable fishing adventure on Cedar Creek Lake!
🎣🌊Styles of Fishing Trips We Provide:
1. Mixed Species Fishing:
o Exploring a mix of species is an excellent way to learn and experience the diverse fish population in Cedar Creek Lake.
o It also allows you to adapt your fishing techniques to different areas and styles.
o Our mixed bag trips may include catching White Bass, Hybrid Striper, Crappie, and occasionally Catfish.
o Our knowledgeable guides tailor each trip to maximize your chances of success with each species.
o While we cannot guarantee specific catch numbers, we promise an enjoyable time and unforgettable fishing memories!
2. Species-Specific Trips:
o Crappie Trips:
 Crappie fishing is highly sought after due to its challenge.
 We invest significant effort in teaching anglers the necessary skills and techniques for successful Crappie fishing.
 Cedar Creek Lake’s Crappie patterns vary with weather, water levels, and temperatures—it’s a seasonal pursuit.
 Mastering techniques like shooting jigs under boat docks requires practice and patience.
 While we cannot guarantee specific keeper numbers on Crappie-only trips (as anglers have varying levels of experience), we assure you of our 100% effort and a memorable fishing experience.
o White Bass & Hybrid Trips:
 These trips are exhilarating, offering plenty of fast-paced action.
 You’ll likely catch more fish on these outings than any other type of trip.
 Depending on the season, you might cast into large schools of fish on the water’s surface or fish deeper for them.
 White Bass and Hybrids put up a strong fight, making them exciting targets for anglers of all skill levels.
• Seminar-Style Trips:
• Our specialized Seminar-Style Trips offer a unique opportunity to gain experience and enhance your fishing skills.
• During these trips, we take you out on the water to demonstrate how to effectively use your electronics. You’ll discover how to locate different fish species across various styles of underwater structures.
• Our experienced guides will showcase the diverse tackle styles we employ for consistent success.
• Additionally, we provide instruction on optimizing your trolling motor usage to stay precisely on structure and increase your chances of catching fish.
• The focus of these trips is to empower you with the knowledge and confidence to explore and find fish on your own boat.
• For a more in-depth experience, we can even accompany you on your private boat.
Thank you for choosing us to be part of your exciting fishing adventure. As your fishing guide and instructor, our mission is to create the most enjoyable and fun fishing experiences, maximizing your catch within the bounds of the season and natural conditions.
• Individual Angler Variation: Please keep in mind that every angler brings a unique level of experience and skill, making it impossible for us to guarantee specific catch numbers for any species of fish.
• Excitement and Unpredictability: While fishing is exhilarating and rewarding, it can also pose challenges and remains inherently unpredictable—much like nature itself.
• Outdoor Adventure: Remember that this is an outdoor excursion, and weather fluctuations are all part of the excitement.
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Tickets $20.00 / day and Features & is your premier fishing guide service on Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. Founded by Chuck & Laurie Rollins in 2002, we’re dedicated to creating unforgettable outdoor experiences. Specializing in Crappie, White Bass, and Hybrid Striper, we offer top-of-the-line equipment, multiple guide boats, and tailored trips. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, join us for exciting fishing adventures year-round!
Experience Matters!!!! With multiple guide boats & professional Guides/Captains: and a wealth of experience, we’re the most trusted guide service on Cedar Creek Lake.
Convenient Location: Our base is located on the picturesque Cedar Creek Lake, just: One hour southeast of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - Three hours north of Houston and Austin. If you’re visiting from out of town, comfortable hotels are within 5 minutes of our meeting point in Gun Barrel City.
🎣Customize Your Adventure: Tailor your fishing experience to your preferences: -Chase What’s Biting: Opt for the hottest bite of the day. -Mixed Bag Adventures: Target both crappie and white bass. -Focused Pursuit: Concentrate on a specific fish species.
🌟 Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate, driven by integrity. Chuck Rollins at & 903-288-5798
Remember, Cedar Creek Lake isn’t just about fishing—it’s a gateway to a vibrant lakeside lifestyle. Whether you’re an angler, nature enthusiast, or simply seeking relaxation, this Texas gem has something for everyone! 🌟 and Attractions

First Monday - Canton Trade Days in Canton Texas!
State Parks and Nature Trails: Purtis Creek State Park: Explore hiking trails, spot wildlife, and enjoy picnics by the water1. Scenic Views: Capture breathtaking sunsets and sunrise vistas.
Cedar Creek Lake covers parts of Henderson and Kaufman counties. It offers a wealth of water recreation opportunities, beautiful views, and provides a vacation-like backdrop for many residents and visitors alike from country inns, lakeside Airbnbs, and nearby resorts.

The lake is popular for fishing, boating, and other water sports. Several marinas and public beaches and picnic areas provide access to the lake.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department maintains three islands in the lake as wildlife management areas for aquatic birds. While the islands are off limits to the public, birdwatchers enjoy viewing from boats or from the shore.

Along the water’s edges are popular restaurants. Other dining destinations are sprinkled throughout small towns near the lake, as are shopping boutiques and lodging. The area has plenty of vacation rentals.
Attractions include a skate park, movie theater, bowling center, three golf courses, and a family fun park with an arcade, batting cages, bumper cars, go-karts, kiddie cars, laser tag, miniature golf, a rock-climbing wall, and a game room.

Each small community around the lake has its own unique attributes. The towns include Kemp, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Caney City, Malakoff, Star Harbor, Trinidad, Tool, and Seven Points.

Tom Finley Park sits on a centrally located island in Cedar Creek Lake with beautiful views of the surrounding natural setting. The family-friendly park has a dedicated swimming area with a sandy beach and a playground for children. Shaded picnic tables with grills, boating docks, a fishing pier, and pavilions for groups are available.

Gun Barrel City has a new waterfront development underway with a three-level building with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the lake that offers venues for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The design allows the ground floor to provide access to 40 boat slips and a 4,000-foot signature restaurant on the top floor. Part of the plans also include a food court on the second level and outdoor seating for all three stories. The outdoor area next to the lower level features a splash park and amphitheater, and there is ample room in the surrounding grounds to accommodate large events.
ear Trinidad, visitors enjoy the Triple N Ranch & Winery on 12 acres, featuring a herd of longhorn cattle, a vineyard, a first-class tasting room, food pairings, concerts, and special events. Guests enjoy wines with brick-oven fired pizzas, charcuterie trays, Italian-style salads with fennel and arugula, panini sandwiches, baked cookies, and s’mores along with occasional multi-course dinners presented by area chefs.

A popular Seven Points business is Cedar Creek Brewery, offering award-winning beers, live music, and special events throughout the year.

In the countryside of Kemp, visitors find a working dairy farm featuring some of the best artisan and farmstead cheeses and cheese spreads in Texas. Full Quiver Farms is operated by a Mennonite farming family that has a small store on the property. Their products are also sold at popular grocers across the Southwest and at regional farmers’ markets.

One piece of history in Kemp is an old “calaboose,” or jail cell, behind the current city hall, where notorious outlaw Bonnie Parker allegedly stayed overnight on April 19, 1932. The legend of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as robbers and murderers is a big part of the history of the Upper East Side of Texas. Their actions gained enormous media attention and people from all over the region were emotionally invested as the Barrow Gang committed their crimes in the early 1930s.

The City of Tool has a new inclusive community park in the works with an amphitheater, a walking trail, and a splash pad. A unique play area for kids incorporates music, climbing, and nets. Also included in the complex are a veterans memorial, dog park, botanical gardens, butterfly garden, mural wall, a food truck court and a fishing pond.

Malakoff is home to the Star Harbor Watercolor Society. The artists present their work at events during the year, often along with live music, art demos, and refreshments. The town hosts the annual autumn Cornbread Festival.

Nearby Eustace is the gateway to Purtis Creek State Park with a 350-acre lake offering bass fishing, swimming, boating, camping, and nature trails.

Special events take place around the lake each year, including the Wildflower Festival in Kemp, July Fest in Gun Barrel City, and Thunder Over Cedar Creek Airshow.

For more information about visiting Cedar Creek Lake the City of Gun Barrel City is a good place to start. Visit

Terms & Conditions & Fishing Guide & Instruction Service Reservation Fee & Cancellation policy.
Reservation Deposit and Fee Policy
1. Reservation Deposit and Validity:
o Your reservation deposit/fee is valid exclusively for the initially booked date and time.
o The reservation fee is due at the time of booking your fishing trip.
o For multi-boat reservations, a 50% down payment is required during booking.
o Please note that reservation deposits/fees are nonrefundable.
2. Flexibility and Transfers:
o You have the flexibility to transfer your reservation fee to another date up to 10 days prior to the initial trip date without losing the fee.
o However, any cancellations or reschedules within 24 hours of the initial trip date will be charged in full. No exceptions.
3. Weather Considerations:
o Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.
o We do not operate trips under dangerous conditions, such as extreme high winds or lightning storms.
o We do not base decisions solely on the weatherman’s forecast, as predictions can be unreliable.
o Often, we can adjust by delaying trips slightly or fishing in more sheltered areas.
o Our experienced guides will inform you of any hazardous weather conditions to expect.
o If your guide recommends rescheduling due to Mother Nature, you’ll receive a RainCheck, and your reservation deposit/fee will remain on your account for application to a new trip date.
4. Our Guarantee:
o By paying the reservation fee, we guarantee:
 Your fishing trip
 A professional guide
 All necessary equipment for the specified date and time
o In return, your reservation fee guarantees that you’ll be on time for your scheduled trip and prepared to pay for the promised services.
o Booking with your reservation fee means we’ve reserved a private chartered guided boat and secured your specific time slot.
o Keep in mind that by booking early, you’ve allowed us to prioritize your trip over others.
Reservation Deposit & Fee Policy:
• A $200 deposit/fee per reservation, per boat secures your booking.
• The reservation deposit fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at the time of booking.
• For multi-boat reservations, a 50% down payment is required during booking.
• You have the flexibility to reschedule up to 10 days prior to the trip date without losing the reservation fee.
• However, any cancellations within 10 days of the trip date will be charged in full. No exceptions.
Balances & Final Payment:
• Please choose the Balance Payment Option:
o We offer Cash Discounts to anyone paying reservation “Balance” with Cash.
o Pay the balance in full before your trip using Zelle or with cash/check on the day of your trip to qualify for Cash Discount.
o Note that balances paid with credit cards will be charged 24 hours before the reservation date, unless the reservation falls on a Sunday or Monday (in which case, charges occur on the preceding Friday).
Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to an exciting fishing adventure!