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The Pines Guide

Hey Yall my name is Ian McGonigal. I've been fishing Lake O' the Pines

my whole life and I started guiding on Pines in 2021. My goals as a guide

are to have fun, be safe, and help my clients catch a lot of fish.

I'll provide the fishing equipment, snacks, and cold bottled water.

On crappie trips I'll filet and bag your fish.

(You might want to bring a cooler for your bags of filets)

All you need to bring is your Texas fishing license.

 No deposit required unless you need to reschedule your trip.  

If you need to reschedule your trip, I'll require a nonrefundable $200 deposit.

If I think the weather is too bad to fish, we can reschedule

the trip for another day at no extra charge.

Book a trip today and let's go fishing!

*2023 Rates for one or two people*

5 HOUR TRIP $375

7 HOUR TRIP $425

*Cash or card only, no checks please*

  • Crappie trips are available all year. You can keep up to 25 crappie per person in December, January, and February...  March-November I do a 20 fish limit per person on my boat and if you do catch 20 keepers we can keep fishing and catch and release the rest of the trip. (Just a conservation effort to keep a few more fish in the lake) 

  • Bass trips are available March, April, and October.

  • Bass/Crappie combo 7 hour trips are available March and April.

We'll be fishing out of a 2021 Crestliner XFC 189 with livescope.

Click on the GALLERY on the menu bar to see some fish pictures! Click on SERVICES/RATES for more information. If you have any questions or want to book a trip you can call or text me at 903-431-6545.

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