40 Years of Experience in the Woods and on the Waters of Kentucky Lake!


jack@woodsandwaterguideservice.com - 270-227-2443





Full Day - 8 Hours:  

$250 - one person
$300 - 2 people
$50 - each additional person

Half Day - 4 Hours:

$200 - one person
$250 - 2 people
$50 - each additional person

Pre-Tournament Fishing

$350/day - 1 or 2 people

Note: $50 deposit required within 7 days of booking

What To Bring

Fishing License (see fee chart below)

Food & Drink

Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions

What We Provide

Minnkota GPS remote control trolling motors, that allow our customers to fish in comfort from prime positions in our boats

Hummingbird Down Scan and Side Scan Imaging Electronics on Board

Fully rigged 20' Sea Ark

All tackle

Assistance in license purchase

Suggestions for accommodations

Cleaning & storing your catch

A good time!

Specializing in Spider Rigging, Pulling Crank Baits and Pulling Jigs

Thank you for taking time to visit us online!  Woods & Water Guide Service is owned and operated by Jack Canady. Jack has been fishing Kentucky and Barkley lakes for over fifty years. Kentucky Lake is home to Blood River and Big Sandy River. These areas are known for world-class crappie fishing!  With extensive knowledge of the lakes, Jack can help you prepare for your next tournament or simply provide a fun day on the water.

Prepare your next fishing trip with us by checking out our rates below and photos... then get in touch with us and you'll be ready for a great fishing experience!

Book early for the 2021 Spring crappie and red ear season!

Update: Learn More About Our Alabama Rig® Fishing Trip

"If you don't know crappie fishing, you don't know Jack!"
LiveScope Now Available!

LiveScope is now on board at Woods & Water Guide Service! Just like video fishing in a live situation, you can watch the fish and actually see them take your bait.


Pulling crank baits and jigs have become very popular crappie fishing methods on Kentucky Lake. It's very easy, fun, relaxing, and, most of all, produces good catches from spring through summer. So if you've heard crappie fishing is slow, you haven't pulled crank baits or jigs!

Book a trip with Jack on a boat set up to pull cranks and jigs, then sit back and catch ya some!

Jack can take you fishing not just for crappie and redear, but also largemouth and smallmouth bass.  No matter if you're a pro or just getting started, Woods & Water Guide Service has something to offer everyone.

Interstate Batteries for Your Boat

Contact Woods & Water Guide Service for a full line of Interstate Batteries.  Don't be caught on the water with a dead battery!

Contact The Bass Tank for all your electronic accessories and fishing needs.

(918) 509-7864


Fish Cool — Fish Dry

Our unique umbrella setup sheds rain off the boat, keeping you dry and comfortable on even the rainiest of days!

For all your hunting, fishing and boat service needs, check out HITEC Outdoors.  Also specializing in rigging electronics for your boat.  www.HITECOutdoors.com

Butts & Racks BBQ
(270) 978-3182

Cornfield Crappie Gear
(270) 994-7522
Email: pta.inc@outlook.com

Jack is featured in the March 2014 issue of Field & Stream Magazine. The article is titled "Slab Happy" by Will Brantley.
Featured in Crappie World Magazine

Mr. T's Custom Crappie Baits

It's a mixed bag in May on Kentucky Lake.

There's nothing like summertime catfish fun on Kentucky Lake!

What a haul!

Specializing in Spider Rigging

Our goal is for you to catch fish, gain knowledge of Kentucky Lake fishing and have fun!  Click to see a photo of us spider rigging.

Products Available

Give a gift of the outdoors with a Woods & Water Guide Service Gift Certificate!  Please email us or call (270) 227-2443 for more info.

We offer products through Woods & Water Guide Service including spider rigging outfits, B'n'M Poles, Southern Pro Jigs, and many other fishing-related items.

Alabama Rig Bass Fishing

Bass fisherman across the country have heard about the Alabama Rig, but many of you have not had the opportunity to fish with this productive lure.

Woods & Water Guide Service invites you to book a trip bass fishing with the Alabama Rig. The Alabama Rig is the go-to technique professional bass anglers use to catch both Largemouth and Smallmouth.

Using a 5 arm, or 3 arm rig and multiple baits, you can increase your chances of hooking-up with multiple fish, not to mention trophy class bass. It is not uncommon to catch two or more bass in a single cast with the Alabama Rig.

If you pair this technique with Woods & Water Guide Service professional knowledge of Kentucky Lake, your bass fishing experience will go to a new level.

Contact Woods & Water Guide Service to reserve a day on the water fishing the Alabama Rig.

Woods and Water Fishing Guide using the Alabama Rig

Johnney Shelley pictured with this 8 + pound largemouth caught February 2nd on Kentucky Lake while fishing the Alabama Rig.


Jack Canady
Licensed Guide

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US Coast Guard & Ky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Holder of US Government TWIC Card

Woods & Water Guide Service
33 Outland School Road
Murray, KY  42071
(270) 227-2443

Licensed by TWRA to guide on Tennessee waters

 Resident Licenses

Fishing License (annual) $23.00
One (1) Day Fishing License $7.00
Joint Fishing License (husband & wife) $42.00
 Non-Resident Licenses
Annual Fishing License $55.00
1-Day Fishing License $15.00
7-Day Fishing License $35.00

Book Now for
White Bass, Large Mouth
and Small Mouth
Book early for Spring Crappie season

Woods & Water Guide Service offers some of the best crappie fishing on Kentucky Lake. Call for early reservations, and book a crappie fishing trip on beautiful Kentucky Lake.

Official Slab Slobber Prostaff Member

Slab Slobber at work
on Kentucky Lake




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