Stephen Fatherree will be your guide to the best fishing experience available on Lake Fork and other Texas Lakes. He specializes in teaching you the most productive bass fishing tips and techniques using a variety of artificial lures. He shares his knowledge of bass fishing by teaching you every aspect of being an angler, from how to efficiently cast to effectively running a bass boat and electronics. Stephen wants you to have a great time on the water and ensures that you do by tailoring your trip to your specific needs and skill level. He can also help accommodate VIP style lodging at the Sunrise Lodge,


Half-Day Bass Fishing - 5 Hours - (One to Two Anglers) $300: This trip will include a minimum of five hours of fishing. Shallow water bass fishing is usually best during Spring and Fall where deep water fishing is typically best during the Summer and Winter Months. You will fish either early morning or afternoon, depending on when the bass are biting best, Stephen will you let you know. *3rd Angler Additional $100

Full-Day Bass Fishing - 9 Hours - (One to Two Anglers) $500 This trip is for the hard core angler that wants to spend a full day on the lake chasing trophy large mouth. You will fish either early morning to mid-afternoon or late morning to near dark depending on when the bass are feeding. This trip includes a quick lunch break at one of the lake side marina restaurants. It is recommended for one to two anglers for the best fishing opportunity. *3rd Angler Additional $200

Trophy Swimbait Bass Fishing - 5 Hours - (One to Two Anglers Only) $500: This trip will focus on targeting trophy largemouth as you will be using 10+ inch Japanese Swimbaits and other giant sized glidebaits for the bite of a lifetime! Stephen will teach you how to fish big swimbaits and glidebaits on Lake Fork and how to use these big lures on your home waters to target GIANT bass, most all of which will weigh in at 7-10+ lbs. You will learn valuable double digit bass fishing tips taught to Stephen while guiding Manabu Kurita, the largemouth bass world record holder from Japan, as well as trophy tips learned from fishing with West Coast Swimbait Expert and friend, Oliver Ngy, During this trip we will fish only with glidebaits, swimbaits, and topwater baits that are 8-12 inches in size in search of a double digit bass, both the specific lures and details of the techniques will be explained. This trip is recommended for the trophy largemouth angler who wants to swing for the fences and learn how to target giant sized bass using big rods, heavy line, and huge baits!

GPS and Sonar Instruction - 5 Hours - (One Angler to Two Anglers Only) $300: On this trip follow Stephen in your boat, learn your electronics, and put your new skills to work. He will help you navigate your electronics and answer any questions you may have about your boat as well. Stephen owns Humminbird Units but has experience using both Humminbird and Lowrance Marine Electronics over the past 15 years. This instruction will help you to get the most out of your units settings, such as showing you the difference between structures and cover such as grass, timber, and roadbeds. You will also learn how and where to identify schools of actively feeding fish and clearly see them on your unit. A must for those wanting to learn how to fish offshore with their own marine electronics. This information is a must for those wanting to learn how to fish offshore using their own marine electronics.

Bow Fishing - 5 Hours - (One to Two Shooters Only) $300: Ride along with Stephen in his fully rigged aluminum bow fishing boat with generator, ultra bright lights, and compound fishing bows/arrows. You will start at sunset and target Gar and large Carp. It is amazing how much activity is in the shallows at a night. Great for bow enthusiasts of any skill level.

Kayak Bass Fishing - 5 Hours - (One to Two Anglers) - $300: You will leave the boat ramp with Stephen in the bass boat towing the kayaks. Stephen will take you to productive fishing areas and coach you on how best to fish these areas out of a kayak. This trip is best suited for the active, nature lover. *3rd Angler Additional $100

Kayak Bass Fishing - 9 Hours - (One to Two Anglers) - $500: This trip includes everything that the Five Hour Kayak Bass Fishing Trip does with the addition of a quick lunch break at a lake side restaurant. Feel free to bring your own kayak on either length trip. *3rd Angler Additional $200

What To Bring: All needed tackle and equipment are provided in these trips along with plenty of bottled waters. You are free to bring your own favorite tackle, rod, bow, or kayak. There's plenty of room in the Yeti Cooler for your favorite snacks and drinks! Recommended items to bring are polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, fishing license, and proper seasonal clothing (rain gear, coat, hat, etc.). Stephen will have an available box in the boat for your personal gear.

Deposit: A $100 deposit is required for each fishing date or boat reserved. All deposits are non-refundable but are transferable for up to one year from the scheduled trip. Deposits are refundable under severe weather circumstances that prevent you from our trip.


Stephen, we had a great time last Saturday. Thanks a bunch for the tips and the extra time you spent with us. You seem to really enjoy what you do and it makes a difference. My Dad and I really enjoyed it. It was a perfect Birthday/Fathers Day package. Looking forward to the next time!

Ray Gonzalez
Ft Worth, TX

Awesome report Stephen. I promise you, you will not have as much fun with anyone else than you will with Stephen. Not only does he serve our country as a Marine, but he can flat out fish. Went back to back days with him and we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. Oh, by the way, we caught a LOT of bass. If you are looking to learn a specific technique, he's your man!

Shreveport, LA

I had a great day with Stephen. I caught several bass between 3 and 5.2 pounds. He made me his top priority. I learned some new techniques on bed fishing. I felt more like a friend than I did a client. He is a stand up guy. I would highly recommend his services as he is probably the best Lake Fork guide.

Bryan Robinson
Abilene, TX

Hey Stephen! It still boggles my mind that we caught 2 fish over 7 pounds in one afternoon! Not only do you know where the fish are, you know how to catch them!! Thanks a million for a great trip and all your great fishing tips!

Jeff Callahan
Houston, TX
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