Barry's Favorites

Fishing and travel information for our viewers. See the info below for Barry's favorite fishing guides, charter captains, lodges, hotels, restaurants, and websites.

LAKE AMISTAD, TX:  Fishing Guide Dan Schoonveld.  Dan is a professional tournament angler who also guides for largemouth bass on Amistad.  His phone is(318) 305-8571.  His website is  A great place to stay in Del Rio is the Ramada Inn.  Sherry Pyles is the general manager and she will take care of you well.

BAYOU DELARGE, THERIOT, LA:  Captain Bill Lake at Bayou Guide Service at 985.851.6015 or online at

BILOXI BAY, MS:  Captain Robert Brodie at Team Brodie Charters at 228.392.7660 or online at

BROKEN BOW LAKE, OK:  Fishing Guide Bryce Archie.  Guides for smallmouth and largemouth bass, and crappie.  His home number is (580) 494-6447.  His website is:

CEDAR CREEK, LEWISVILLE, EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKES, TX CATFISH GUIDE:  Chad Ferguson is the guru of all North Texas catfishing.  He guides on several lakes and stays on top of the hottest catfishing.  His specialty is big trophy blue cats in the winter.  Contact him at (817) 522-3804 or on his website at

COOPER & TAWAKONI LAKES, TX:  Tony Parker is an excellent guide for hybrid stripers, stripers, and white bass.  Call him at (903) 348-1619 or visit him online at

GALVESTON, TX:  Charters for redfish, speckled trout, and night time trips for flounder gigging contact Captain Greg Verm aonline at call him at (409) 739-8526.

GRENADA, ENID, SARDIS, WASHINGTON LAKES, MS:  Brad Chappell or Bo Hudson at 601.317.6681 or online at

GULF SHORES, AL:  Captain Patric Garmeson at 251-747-1554 or online at

HOPEDALE, LA:  Captain Charlie Thomason at Bayou Charters at 504.278.3474 or online at

LAFITTE, LOUISIANA:  Fantastic speckled trout and refishing charters by boat or seaplane at Bourgeois Charters.  See online at

LAKE FALCON, TX:  Dan Schoonveld fishes professional bass tournaments and guides on Lake Falcon.  He is an excellent guide and a nice guy.  Call him at (318) 305-8571.  His website is

LAKE FORK, TX:  James Caldemeyer is a fantastic guide and a really solid person as well.  He represents the "I AM SECOND" Christian organization and his character shows it.  Plus, he can find the bass at Fork when others are struggling.  You can check out his website or book him for a day's fishing at

LAKE FORK, TX area bird hunting is fantastic at Hidden Lakes Hunting Resort.  Billy and Chad Burnett are a class act and have a wonderful lodge.  You can hunt a couple of days and fish at Fork a couple of days, all in one trip?

LAKE LIVINGSTON:  Simon Cosper is a very knowledgable professional guide on Lake Livingston for stripers, white bass, and largemouth bass.  Contact him at (936) 355-2889 or on his website at  If you go, a fantastic place to stay is the Coldspring Sunday Houses in Coldspring, Texas.  It's very near the boat ramp and the units are very clean and comfortable.  Contact them at (936) 653-2525 or at their website at

MILLWOOD LAKE, AR:  Mike Siefert is our guide at this great bass and crappie lake.  His weekly report on the lake and contact info is at

MURRELL'S INLET, S.C.:  Captain Englis Glover at 843.655.5459 or online at

O.H. IVIE LAKE, TX:  While you're at Ivie, stay at Elm Creek Village.  Jerry Hunter is a great guy, and his place has nice rooms, a good restaurant, and a convenience and tackle store.  It's everything you need for your day's fishing on the lake.  Check out his website at

PORT MANSFIELD, TX:  Getaway Adventures Lodge at 956.944.4000 or online at

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, TX:  Fishing Guide Randy Wood guides for stripers and white bass.  His number is (817) 999-1922.  His website is:

TABLE ROCK LAKE, MO:  Brian Snowden fishes Bassmaster Elite tournaments and guides on the lake.  His website is  Also, the best place to stay is Big Cedar Lodge.  You can download GPS coordinates for all fish attractors in the lake at

TRINITY BAY, TX:  Bay fishing for speckled trout, redfish, and flounder contact Captain Tim Young online at or call him at (281) 460-3872.

LAKE SOMERVILLE, TX:  Contact either Capt. Wayne Vinton at (281)615-2188, or Bobby Dean at (979)337-4945 for great guide service for crappie, catfish, white bass, or largemouth bass.  Or contact Lake Somerville Marina at (979)289-2321.

LAKE TEXOMA:  Two guides to contact.  Striper guide Dan Barnett at 903.815.2382 or online at  Striper Fishing Guide Marc Thompson.  Mark is personable, friendly, well-equipped, and a good teacher.  Reach Marc on his cell phone at (903) 271-3068.  Here is a link to his website:

WHITNEY, BRIDGEPORT, PROCTOR, POSSUM KINGDOM, LEWISVILLE LAKES, TX:  Mike Acosta guides at several North Texas lakes for stripers, hybrids, and white bass.  His number is (817) 578-0023.  His website is

WEISS LAKE, GUNTERSVILLE, & NEELY HENRY LAKE, ALABAMA:  Lee Pitts guides for crappie, bass, and stripers.  His phone is 256-390-4145 and his web site is