J.T. Crappie Guide Services

Fishing Guides on Beaver Lake, Swepco Lake and Lake Leatherwood.

Specializing in Crappie, Bluegill, White Bass and Black Bass.

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Roger Cravens

* Licensed and insured Fishing Guide. 
Call 254-315-2927 and book your trip!
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Beaver lake has multiple species of game fish, however the most plentiful would be crappie. crappie on beaver lake must be 10″ long, but it is not uncommon to catch crappie exceeding 15″.
We have been fishing beaver lake regularly since the 90’s and we are the longest running Crappie Guides on the lake. We love to fish and to be out on the water, it never gets old! It is in our blood! We enjoy teaching what we know to others and sharing any tips and techniques we have learned over the years. On a trip with us you will also learn about fish habitat and the different cycles crappie go through throughout the year.
On our trip we will fish mostly open water, bluffs and docks. We can get out of the wind and rain! We will fish brush piles, standing timber and bamboo crappie condos. We will cast jigs, vertically fish jigs and use a minnow under a slip float in most cases. We primarily use spin cast reels with 6 pound test on ultra light B&M poles. Push button reels are available.
Other fish often caught while Crappie fishing on Beaver are: Walleye, Kentucky Bass, Largemouth bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Bream, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass & an occasional Striped Bass.
Crappie fishing can be good all year, but the best seasons are: March through June and late August through November.

Trip Rates

Half Day - 4 hours

1 or 2 Guests $300

3 Guests (Weekends/Weekdays) $400

4 Guests (Weekends/Weekdays) $500

Basic Trip - 6 hours

1 or 2 Guests $350
3 Guests (Weekends/Weekdays) $450
4 Guests (Weekends/Weekdays) $550

Full Day (Seasonal) - 8 hours

1 or 2 Guests $400
3 Guests (Weekends/Weekdays) $500
4 Guests (Weekends/Weekdays) $600

Group Trips (5-8 people)/Pontoon - 8 hours

$150 per person.

Book Your Trip

To Book Your Next Trip, Contact:
Capt. Roger Cravens
JT Crappie Guide Service
Bentonville, AR 72712


Call (254) 315-2927