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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass

About Your Guide

Richard Tatsch aka "Fish Dude" believes in being honest with his groups to ensure that everyone who fishes with the Fish Dude leaves as a friend of the Fish Dude!

Richard likes to think that if more of us would involve our children in the outdoors, whether it be fishing or hunting, there would be a lot less hatred in the world.



February 4, 2021


Verified Review

Our trip was perfect Richard is very knowledgeable of the lake and the fish behaviors if you want to catch a limit of fish you won’t be disappointed

Sharon T.

May 22, 2020

Richard was fun and is well versed in fish habits and bait to use. He was very attentive to my teenage grandson, as he was celebrating his upcoming 14th birthday. Richard gave him several fishing pointers and taught him how to tie on a lure as well as the proper way to load line on a reel. He took us to some good fishing spots so we came home with a mess of hybrid stripers and catfish. I highly recommend Richard “The Fishing Dude’s Guide Service”

Karin W.

October 14, 2019

Richard is the best. He took our family on a fishing trip with my nephew Logan who loved fishing and sadly died from a brain tumor at age 9 four years ago today. We went on this fishing trip a few months before he died. We have been sharing our favorite photos and memories of Logan today and will always be so grateful to Richard for this experience.

Nathan W.

October 17, 2017

Best fishing guide in the state, he'll cut up and make you laugh till you dang near cry, but the man flat out knows how to catch fish and will never let you down



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, snacks

Required Items

Texas freshwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Stow-A-Way Marina and RV Park, 13988 Calvary Rd, Willis, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 01:00 PM


4 hours,