Gratuity is customary but not required and is greatly appreciated.
$100 Deposit is required when booking trips. The Deposit will not be refunded if the trip is canceled but may be transferred to another day in the same calendar year. If bad weather cancels your scheduled trip, then we will gladly refund your deposit.
Guided fishing trips are also available on Wilson Lake, Pickwick Lake and Smith Lake. Please call to book. (256) 655-8292
Pay your trip deposit securely by processing it through PayPal.
The balance will be due at the conclusion of your fishing trip.
- How to target cover
- Learn what baits are the best choice
- Learn what the bass do during certain conditions
- Learn how tournaments are won on the Lake
- How to navigate the lake
- How to utilize sonar and GPS electronics
- Witness beautiful and peaceful scenery
- We practice Catch and Release
- We also offer guided fishing trips on nearby Smith Lake, Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake
- All anglers pre-fishing for tournaments are welcome!
What we provide:
At Tim Chandler’s Pro Guide Service we provide clients with high-quality gear at no additional charge. We fish out of a 2021 Phoenix Bass Boat (21.5 ft) powered by a Mercury 250 ProXs with Humminbird Electronics and Minn Kota Ultrex. Onboard you will notice an ice chest with all the water you can drink, life vests, tackle, Diawa reels spooled with Sunline, and Diawa rods which are to be used at no additional charge to you. I don’t charge extra for lost or used lures but there will be a charge if equipment such as rods & reels are lost overboard and cannot be retrieved.
What you should remember to bring:
If you are coming from out of state please bring a rain suit because you never know about the weather here. Please get your fishing license, it's not included in the trip. I actually encourage you to bring your own fishing rods, this way you are not uncomfortable with strange equipment. However, if you cannot bring your own rods & reels, you are more than welcome to use mine. I would like my tackle to be used, this cuts down on clutter in the boat and again there is no additional charge for lures. If you have any special beverages you prefer to drink, please bring them with you. Bring your lunch if you would like to eat something while on the boat. Lunch can be obtained while we are on the water at local establishments but it will cut into your fishing time. If you have any special needs, please advise in advance before the trip. And most importantly bring a sense of humor, because I like to cut up and have a good time!
Tobacco, alcohol and drug use:” Although I DO NOT personally use tobacco, we are tobacco-friendly on the boat. If you would like to bring alcohol on your trip, it must be approved by us at the time of booking or two days prior to the scheduled trip.
NO EXCEPTIONS! No illegal drugs allowed onboard.
Can we keep bass? Tim Chandler’s Pro Guide Service is a guide service and not a charter trip. We only use artificial baits for all bass trips. Every effort is made to release every bass caught in good shape to fight again another day. If you catch a bass that you would like to trophy mount, we will take all the necessary measurements for you to have a replica mount made.
Lodging Discount: My clients will receive a discount at Fishermans Village, Waterfront Bay, The Lakeside Loft, Guntersville Lake Cabin Rentals, by mentioning that they are fishing with me when booking your cabin reservations.
Fishing license Don't forget to get your Alabama fishing license. Click here to obtain one online. Instant licensing is available via the Internet (2% fee), Via the telephone by calling 1-888-848-6887 ($4.25 fee). In addition, licenses may be obtained at probate offices and many stores that carry fishing tackle or bait. All youth age 15 and younger are not required to have an Alabama State fishing license.