The guides page has a list of the best fishing guides in the U.S. that use Dobyns Rods exclusively. If you are in the area of one of these guides, be sure to contact them for a fantastic day on the water catching fish with Dobyns Rods.

A good fishing guide will save you time and money! You can learn more in a single day with a good guide than you can spending an entire week fishing by trial and error. They tell you about the right baits to buy instead of wasting money chasing the local dock talk. Even big-name national professionals rely on a guide when they need to quickly learn a new body of water. The following list of guides is provided as a convenience to your fishing. We suggest that you ask any guide for a couple of references so you can check them out before you book a trip. And, make sure any guide you hire is properly licensed, bonded, and insured. GOOD FISHING!

Dobyns Guide - Mike Bucca


Guide Lake:
Lake Allatoona, GA

Telephone: 905-555-5555

  • Fishing for 32 years.
  • 12 years of knowledge in the Southeast region.
  • Specializes in BIG swimbaits, dropshot, topwater, spoons.
  • Understands how to catch fish in deep clear water.
  • Known for catching magnum spots.
  • Makes every trip enjoyable and educational.


Guide Lake:
Alabama and Mississippi lakes

Telephone: 334-558-4097

  • Full time crappie guide for 12+ years

  • Guides 300+ days a year

  • Accomplished tournament angler with a National Championship

  • Expert at finding fish and using his electronics

  • If you need a lesson on electronics, book a trip with Eric and you will get a great lesson!

  • On a recent trip with Gary Dobyns, they fished allover AR and LA, most water brand new for both anglers, and every day they killed them

Dobyns Guide - John Chiarpotti


Guide Lake: Mother Load Lakes, CA

Telephone: 209-586-4186

  • 29 years of tournament fishing and guiding.
  • Numerous top 10 tournament finishes.
  • Familiarity with seasonal patterns on the lakes he guides on.
  • Customizes each trip to the level of experience of the client.
  • Specializes in swimbaits, drop-shot, and big bite topwater fishing.
  • Makes his mission to provide an informative and fun day on the water while introducing you to new techniques to catch more fish.
Dobyns Guide - Captain Dillon Falardeau


Guide Lake: Chickamauga & Nickajack

Telephone: 401-545-0917


Wishin I Was Fishin Bass Guide

  • Ledge fishing, big baits and grass
  • Family friendly and all skill levels welcome
  • Customized trips available
  • Electronics training
  • Top guide on Chickamauga
Dobyns Guide - Art- Hill


Guide Lake:
Diamond Valley & Vail Lake, CA

Telephone: 951-303-1678

Cell Phone:

  • Over 25 years of bass fishing experience.
  • One of the top guides in all of Southern California, consistently helping his angling clients catch the biggest bass of their lifetime.
  • Expert on Diamond Valley and Vail Lake (located 1 hour north of San Diego and 1 1/2 hours southeast of Los Angeles).
Dobyns Guide - Captain Tanner Huckstep


Guide Lake:
Chickamauga and Nickajack

Telephone: 401-545-0917
Wishin I Was Fishin Bass Guide

  • Finesse expert
  • Ledge fishing
  • Fun for families and tournament anglers
  • Trophy smallmouth in winter/spring
  • Top guide on Nickajack
Zach Hughes


Guide Lake:
Lake Fork, Texas

Telephone: 972-979-4163

  • Fishing for 33 years, guiding on Lake Fork for 13 years
  • Specified Technique: Sight fishing and deep-water structure fishing
  • Zach will customize the trip based on client, whether it is chasing a monster, catching numbers, or a teaching day on the water.
  • Mission for a day on the water is to make each customer have the best possible experience while on a guided fishing trip.
Dobyns Guide - Curtis Keller


Guide Lake:
Lake Fork, Texas

Telephone: 972-658-3400

  • Fishing for over 40 years. Guiding for 3 years.
  • Techniques:  Big Baits and Big Carolina Rigs.
  • Mission for each day is to get everyone back safe, catch fish, and teach as much as possible.
Dobyns Guide - Tim May


Guide Lake:
December – February on Lake Okeechobee, FL
March – June on Lake Fork, Texas

Telephone:  812-320-3144
USCG Licensed Captain
FaceBook: Tim May Fishing Guide

  • Fishing for 53 years, guiding for 5 years on Lake Okeechobee and Lake Fork with 33 years of experience on both of the lakes.
  • Works with beginners to advanced pros.
  • Each trip personalized according to the client’s skill level and the daily fishing pattern.
  • Mission for the day is to keep his client happy, safe, catching fish, and enjoying their day on the water.
  • Tim feels “A Happy Client is a Returning Client”.
Dobyns Guide - Jacob Monk

Jacob Monk

Guide Lake:
Algoma Ontario, Canada.

Telephone: 647-472-1645

  • Fishing for 18 years
  • Demonstrates Multi-Species applications with the Dobyns lineup (Not just for Bass!).
  • Actively targets Walleye, Pike, Perch, Smallmouth, Largemouth and Lake Trout.
  • Anglers of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Strives to share the passion for fishing with every client, while creating lasting memories along the way!
Dobyns Guide - David Morris


Guide Lake:
Lake Fork, Texas

Telephone: 903-497-8008

  • Fishing for 30 years. Guiding on Lake Fork for 6 years.
  • Mission on each trip is to try and create the most memorable day on the water that he can for his client.
  • “It is Texas”, David says “I like to throw BIG baits for BIG BASS!”
Dobyns Guide - Bob Myskey


Guide Lake:
Clear Lake  in Northern California

Telephone: 707-274-0373
Cell Phone: 707-349-4460

  • Fishing for over 30 years. Guiding for 18 years.
  • Works with beginners to advanced pros.
  • Knowledge of a vast array of techniques which enables Bob to fit customer’s ability.
  • Mission is to ensure the customer(s) have a great time and a good trip.
  • Bob’s guarantee: Complete satisfaction with your trip and my efforts.  At the end of your trip, if you are not completely satisfied, then all you have to do is say so and the “Trip Is On Me”.
Dobyns Guide - Tyler Torwick


Guide Lake:
Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, and Lake Decker all in Texas

Telephone: 512-919-7255 
FaceBook: Torwick’s Guiding Service
Instagram: laketravisfishingguide

  • Fishing for over 20 years and guiding professionally for 4 years.
  • Specialty technique is dropshot (loves the Sierra 703SF micro for this technique).
  • Tyler was the president of the Baylor University Bass Fishing team which only spiked his passion or fishing.
  • Gauging the client’s skill level, comfort level, and pushes learning a new technique so that the client leaves with more knowledge than they arrived with and sharing his passion of Bass fishing.
  • Mission is to leave clients happy and turn them into a repeat customer, providing a fun and educational  day on the water.
Dobyns Guide - Charles Townson


Guide Lake:
Lake Keowee, South Carolina

FaceBook: Torwick’s Guiding Service

  • Over forty years bass fishing experience in tournament and guiding
  • Guide service built on education and training for deep, clear lakes
  • Seasonal patterns and techniques for spotted bass emphasized
  • Traditional sonar and live-imaging (Garmin Livescope) expert
  • Each trip tailored to angler’s individual goals and skills
  • My goal is to provide the education and training to catch bass on Lake Keowee year-round