Van's Guide Service
Serving Kentucky and Barkley Lakes region since 1969
"Have a nice day, take your family fishing"
40 Years Experience · Licensed & Insured by the US Coast Guard and Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife · All Equipment Furnished · Fish Dressed & Packaged for the Freezer
· LARGE & SMALL GROUPS · NATIONALLY SPONSORED ·
Welcome to our guide service pages. This season is our 43rd year in the charter business and we are proud of the client base we have established over the years.
We fish Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Tennessee River, Cumberland River, and the Ohio River depending on the species sought after.
Our trips include all tackle—casting and spinning are both carried aboard for your preference. Artificial and live baits are furnished as well at no additional cost.
Our boats for lake use are Ranger Bass Boats, and for river fishing we use 20' extra wide aluminum boats. All are equipped with the latest high tech-equipment--including ship to shore and cellular communications. Your guide is licensed through the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources and carries a Captains license issued by the U S Coast Guard will have your safety as first priority.
Life jackets are carried for all passengers in sizes Large and X-large--coolers and ice are on board if you would like to bring refreshments.
All prices include tackle, bait, ice, fuel, fish filleting and packaging.
We specialize in North Atlantic Striper fishing in the tail waters on all three of our major river systems. This fishing is fast paced and action packed. Our striper range from 5 to 21 pounds and are abundant most years.
"As a previous instructor for the American Fishing Institute and having made several how-to videos and TV shows I always try to see that my customer goes home with memories of a great fishing trip while making a point to show you fishing tips that will make your next trip on the water more enjoyable and productive."