Frequently Asked Questions


How do I make reservations?

Reservations are made by calling Beaver Guide Service directly at 479-253-5048.

Who is the Guide?

Gene Chapman is a legend in this region of the country.  Having personally won numerous awards and contests across the country, his track record speaks for itself.  Gene knows Beaver Lake and the White River like the back of his hand, and he’s been giving fishing tours for over 30 years.  His clients will attest not only to his fishing expertise, but his story-filled, entertaining tours that make any fishing tour an adventure to remember!

What should I wear?

Weather on the lake or river is unpredictable and subject to change over the course of a single trip.  Extra clothing and rain or wind gear is a good idea since you will only miss what you didn’t bring along. Sunscreen and sunglasses are very important in the summer.

Is there a bathroom on board?

No, but if nature calls, you have several options ranging from over the side to public facilities at State Parks.

How do I get a fishing license?

You can call 1-800-364-GAME and the conservation commission will take your information and credit card and give you a confirmation number.

Can I bring alcoholic beverages?

Sure, but remember the legal drinking age is 21 and it is enforced.  You may BYOB subject to prevailing regulations, and glass containers of any kind are not permitted.  Safety is always the first concern, therefore moderation is the key while on the water. Excess consumption is not welcome.

Can I smoke on board?

Yes, smoking is permitted.

Do you provide any food?

No, but you may bring what you need in the way of simple food, beverages and snacks.  A tote bag works well for food and snacks not requiring refrigeration.

How many people may we bring?

When fishing on Beaver Lake, we can accommodate 4 people.  When fishing on the White River, we can only accommodate 3.