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When does the fishing season open on Beaver Lake?
Big 1's Striper Guides on Beaver Lake are available year round.
What do I need to bring (i.e. tackle, bait, poles)?
All bait, tackle, rods and reels are provided. You should bring lunch, your choice of beverages, warm clothes and rain gear. Also, a valid Arkansas fishing license is required for each person. Arkansas Fishing Licenses can be purchased online from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at https://www.ark.org/agfc/license/ or by phone at (800) 364-GAME.
Can I use my own lures and/or equipment?
Big 1's Striper Guide will provide you with live bait or lures. However, if you would like to use your own poles or lures, you are welcome to do so.
How far in advance must I book a trip?
The sooner you call to schedule a trip, the easier it will be for us to accommodate you. Generally, a two week advance reservation is preferred.
What about lodging, is it provided?
Lodging is available in town and on Beaver Lake. Check out our links page for more info.
Can I change my reservations?
Yes. If you need to change your reservations, please call (479) 633-0662 no less than 14 days before the date your trip is booked, and we will try to accommodate you in every way we can.
Are children welcome on trips?
Yes! Kids love fishing and they are sure to enjoy a trip with Big 1's Striper Guide.
Am I guaranteed a fish?
As much as we would like to guarantee a trophy catch for all of our customers, we cannot guarantee the striper's cooperation on every trip. We do, however, guarantee our services. We fish our bass off for ya'.
Is a trip with Big 1's Striper Guide worth my time?
Absolutely! Big 1's Striper Guide will do their best to provide their customers with finest guided fishing service on Beaver Lake. Whether it's Mary taking your reservations and helping to find great lodging or Johnny's guide experience on the water, our goal is great customer service!