Let’s go fishin’
Hi, my name is Chuck ‘ Smitty ‘ Smith. With over 40 years of experience fishing Lake O’ the Pines and other East Texas lakes, I am ready to share some of my knowledge with others. I can help you gain more confidence with the latest fishing equipment, boat and tackle I use with my charter East Texas fishing guide service. As a licensed and insured charter fishing professional with many tournaments under my belt, I am committed to improving your results whether you are a beginner or looking to win that next tournament!
I provide a number of fishing services including various techniques on how to skip, pitch, drop shot and flip lures as well as rigging, and casting.
Electronics & Equipment
State-of-the-art depth finding and sonar fish finding devices. I teach techniques so you know where to cast.
General Fish Education
Information on local fish, habitats and the best way to catch ’em.
Scouting and Patterning Fish
There are some basic rules of fish behavior that can certainly give you a solid start.
Interested in a fishing event? I can show you how to prepare to be competitive in a fishing contest.
What's more fun than catching big fish?
"Scholars have long known that fishing ....
eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary
" The best fishermen I know ...
try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.
My East Texas Fishing Lakes
My favorite local fishing spots to guide…. Although based in Longview, TX, I am ready to charter guide you to the best fishing lakes in East Texas.
Lake O' The Pines
25 miles Northeast of Longview.
- Largemouth bass
- Spotted bass
- Blue, channel & flathead catfish
- White bass
- Chain pickerel
Martin Creek Lake
3 miles Southwest of Tatum off TX Hwy 43
Lake Bob Sandlin
10 miles Northwest of Pittsburg off TX Hwy 271
Guided fishing excursion. 4 Hours
Fully – guided boat fishing trip. 8 Hours
Per boat / Day
Follow Boat $50 / addl fisherman
I am proud to work with suppliers and manufacturers of the finest integrity and the best quality boats, motors, fishing finders, rods and reels and accessories in the sport fishing industry.