Ucatchem Lake Ray Roberts FISHING TRIP FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Ucatchem’s Lake Ray Roberts guided fishing charters. From best times of year to go after your largemouth bass, white bass, crappies or catfish on Lake Ray Roberts to payment and meeting points, you’ll find it here. Of course, you can contact us by phone or email for any other questions. We look forward to your becoming a satisfied repeat customer soon!

What lakes do you provide guided fishing trips on?

We offer guided fishing trips on Lake Ray Roberts for largemouth bass, white bass (sand bass), crappies, and catfish.

When is the best time of the year for a guided fishing trip at Lake Ray Roberts?

Fishing for all species is normally productive spring thru fall. In the colder months, December – February, White Bass and Blue Catfish is the most productive.

If I catch a big fish while fishing with your guide service can I keep it?

Largemouth Bass: strictly catch and release only.
White Bass: we keep all fish 10” or bigger, limit 25 per person.
Crappie: we keep Crappie 10” or bigger, limit 25 per person.
Blue Catfish: we keep Blues 12” and bigger, limit 25 per person. We release all blue catfish over 10 pounds.
Channel catfish: We keep all channel catfish 12” and bigger, limit 25 per person. We release all channel catfish over 10 pounds.
Note: Limit is only 25 per person of blue or channel catfish in combination.

What do I need to bring?

Food and drinks in a small cooler and a fishing license. We provide everything else, including cleaning and prepping your catch.

Do I have to have a fishing license?

Texas state law requires that you have a license. This is your responsibility and we will not check or ask you about it. We do get checked by Texas Parks and Wildlife and if you do not have a license you will get a ticket and it will be in your name. You can expect this to ticket to cost about 7 times what a fishing license costs. You can buy your Texas fishing license from any local Academy, Wal-Mart, Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s or online from Texas Parks and Wildlife.

How many people can you fish at one time?

In one boat we prefer not have more than 5 people. There are times I will fish with 6 people on one boat but they are limited. We have multiple boats available for larger groups.

How many fish will I catch?

Largemouth Bass: strictly catch and release only.
White Bass: we keep all fish 10” or bigger, limit 25 per person.
Crappie: we keep Crappie 10” or bigger, limit 25 per person.
Blue Catfish: we keep Blues 12” and bigger, limit 25 per person. We release all blue catfish over 10 pounds.
Channel catfish: We keep all channel catfish 12” and bigger, limit 25 per person. We release all channel catfish over 10 pounds.
Note: Limit is only 25 per person of blue or channel catfish in combination.

What are the Bag Limits for Lake Ray Roberts?

* Largemouth Bass – 5 fish over 14?
* White Bass – 25 fish over 10?
* Crappie – 25 fish over 10?
* Catfish Blue & Channel – 25 fish over 12?
* Catfish Flathead – 5 fish over 18?

Will you clean the fish for us after our guided fishing trip?

Yes, we fillet and bag all fish that you keep.

Can I bring my children with me on the guided catfish fishing trip?

We enjoy teaching children about fishing. Therefore, up to two children, 16 or under are allowed to fish for free on each trip.

I would like to give a fishing guide trip as a gift, do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, gift certificates are a popular gift for many occasions.

I have a large group that I would like to take on a guided fishing trip. Can you do this?

Yes, we can accommodate both small and large groups, church groups and corporate guided fishing trips. Please contact us and give us some more information on what you are trying to do and how many people will be fishing and we will make arrangements for you with a number of other reputable fishing guides that we work with.

When are you available for a guided fishing trip?

We fish 7 days a week. We do not fish on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

What is required to book a trip and how do I do it?

Contact us and let us know what date/dates your interested in and we will let you know if we are available or not and if not provide a list of other possible dates (we recommend contacting us as far in advance as possible because we book up fast). Once the dates are confirmed we will call you for your credit card information and charge it for the deposit ($150 per day per boat needed). See the following questions for more information about charges, refunds, and credits.

How much is the deposit?

$150 per day per boat needed. Deposit is refundable with 14-day notice. Deposit is transferable to another date within 5 days of your fishing trip.

How much does the trip cost?

A full day trip is $400 and a half day trip is $300. These rates are for 2 people. There is an additional charge of $75 for additional people (up to 4 people).
Full Day 2 People: $300
Extra Persons: $100
Half Day 2 People: $300
Extra Persons: $75
Children 16 & under free with paying adult.

How Do I Pay?

The balance of your trip cost is payable in full the day that you fish, before departure.

What happens if the weather is bad the day of our catfish guide trip?

The fish are already wet so they do not care if it is raining or not. We do not fish in storms (thunder and lightning). Cancellation due to weather is at the discretion of the guide only.

Do you offer guaranteed catch?

No. This is an advertising ploy that many guides use and in most cases, this means that they will assure you get one fish in the boat. We will do the best we can to get you on good numbers of fish but this does not always happen. Some days are great, some days are good and some days are bad. It costs us the same amount of money to operate whether the fish bite or not. This is how we make a living, and we want you to be happy, but we also cannot control what the fish do and whether they bite or not. We get 99% of our business from repeat and referral business and want you to be happy but we again, cannot control the fish.

What time do you start?

The start time varies but generally from first light to 9:00 a.m. This varies based on what the fish are doing. We try to start based on when the bite will be best. This can change from week to week. If you still have questions, please feel free to email us or call us at (940) 391-5534.

Where do I meet you for my Lake Roberts guided fishing trip?

Most of the time we meet at the Lake Ray Roberts parking lot as shown on the Google driving maps on our website. Add your address to the map, and you can create your own driving directions.

What overnight accommodations are nearby?

Overnight accommodations in nearby Pilot Point are:

* 4 Horsemen Travel Lodge
* Slye Ranch
* Lone Star Lodge & Marina

What do you need to bring?

  • Texas Fishing License (17 and Older)
  • Cooler (for your food, drinks and to carry all of your fish home in)
  • Food and Drinks (water is provided)
  • Sunscreen
  • Desire to Catch a Boat Load of Catfish!

What we provide:

  • All the Fishing Gear, Tackle and Bait (you can bring your own if you would like)
  • Water for everyone
  • Food and Drinks (water is provided)
  • All the knowledge and skill to have an AMAZING day Lake Ray Roberts Catfishing

If you have any questions about what to bring or you would like additional information about your Guided Trip, give Jim a call!

Contact UCatchem Guide Service

Planning a Guided Fishing Trip should be smooth and easy, so if you have any questions please let us know! Jim is one of the most experienced Lake Ray Roberts Guides, and since the Lake is just North of Denton, Tx, it’s an easy drive from Dallas and Ft Worth. You can fill out the form on the left of this page or Contact Jim directly at 940-391-5534.

We want you to have a once in a lifetime fishing experience so contact us anytime!