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


jack@woodsandwaterguideservice.com - 270-227-2443



Official Slab Slobber Prostaff Member

Slab Slobber at work
on Kentucky Lake

Jack Canady
Licensed Guide with:
  Department Logo
The 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) $20.00
One (1) Day Fishing License $7.00
Joint Fishing License (husband & wife) $36.00
Senior/Disabled Licenses $5.00
 Non-Resident Licenses
Annual Fishing License $50.00
1-Day Fishing License $10.00
7-Day Fishing License $30.00
15-Day Fishing $40.00

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.

Thank you for taking time to visit us online!  Woods & Water Guide Service is owned and operated by Jack Canady.  I have 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, I can help you prepare for your next tournament or simply provide a fun day on the water.  I 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.

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 2019 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!"
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
It's a mixed bag in May on Kentucky Lake.

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

What a haul!


Full Day - 8 Hours:  $250 for one person, $300 for 2 people, $50 each additional person
Half Day - 4 Hours:
$200 for one person, $250 for 2 people, $50 each additional person
Pre-Tournament Fishing - $350 a day for 1 or 2 people

Note: $50 deposit required within 7 days of booking

What To Bring

  • Fishing License (see fee chart on the left side)

  • 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

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.

Fishing and Hunting Adventures!

2019 deer hunts, gun or bow open for bookings. $200.00 per day. limited to two hunters per day. Call for information and open dates.

Woods and Waters Hunting Adventures

Click Here for Hunting Photos

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.

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