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Hoosier Crappie and Catfish Guide Service

                        A Complete Crappie and Catfish Guide Service in Indiana
                                             Raccoon Lake, Eagle Creek, Geist Reservoir and Lake Cataract.

                                                                                                Guaranteed to catch fish!

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    Tom Hankins


Fishing Seasons.


March thru November.



June 15th thru October.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sep 15 at 8:00 AM - Friday, Sep 19 9:00 AM
Saturday, Sep 20 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday, Sep 21 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, Sep 22 at 8:00 AM - Friday, Sep 26 9:00 AM

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  • "My wife took me on a crappie outing for my birthday (something I've wanted to do for a long time), and I was afraid it would be a little disappointing. Hardly! Tom made our day ..."
    Windy success
  • "Well, like every other charter we have ever booked, we were hoping to learn something new, catch a few fish, enjoy each others? company and hopefully meet someone who loved fish..."
    Owner Tamiron Sporting Goods

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 I'm a fully licensed and insured fishing guide for the state of Indiana.

Located in Indianapolis, IN

 I fish Cagles Mill Reservoir ( Lake Cataract ), Eagle Creek, Raccoon and during the spring and in the fall I fish Geist reservoir. 


Benefit for Rockie Harbor Sept 27th 4 to 7 pm ct

I have donated a guided fishing trip to be auctioned off at the Rockie Harbor benefit in Lacon IL Sept 27th.

 Lacon IL is my home town and its a small community so everyone knows each other and their families.

 Well Rockie has been battling kidney cancer for several months and most of the medical bills are not covered by insurance so in times like these we all pull together and do what we can to help out even though I haven't lived there in 17 years I still feel the need to help out.

 This trip is good for any open date in 2015 so you could have first pick if your after crappie then late March thru May are always great but if you want catfish then June thru October are the best so don't hesitate as my days fill up quick.


 If you would like to bid on this please contact 

 Kevin Benz at:

Tim Dixon and Joe 09/06/14

Outdoor writer Tom Berg 09/05/14

Jim and Aidan Kerpsack 08/24/14

Edd, Devin, Chuck and Mark Nannie 08/23/14

Fun day with Glenn Gill 08/10/14

Jack with Andrew Schwarz 08/03/14

Jeff and Joanne Volenec  08/02/14

Bobby and Allen Birkey 07/19/2014

Steve and Evan Dallas 07/12/14

Fishing the flooded timber on the Illinois river 07/03/14

Me and my wife above and Mom and Dad below. 7/3/14

Carroll and Don Aurand 06/22/2014

Gary and Nate Davis 06/21/2014

Fathers Day weekend with my son David and wife.

Max with two of the 50 keepers 06/09/14

Kelly and RJ McClure 06/08/14

Ken Duncan and Ron Cook 06/07/14

Brittney with Ed Culley 06/01/2014

Lance and Ron Cook 05/24/14

Ken Duncan and Ron Cook 05/18/2014

Billy with Adam Banby 05/17/2014

Second pace at Raccoon Lake 5/10/14.. 33 boats

Gary Davis and Carl 05/03/2014

Ed Culley and Charlie Rady 05/02/2014

Email from Ed Culley.

Thanks for a great day on the water, even though Mother Nature was against us, You made it a very pleasant and productive day !
Thanks again !
Looking forward to this fall---( hopefully can book another trip )
Ed & Charlie

John Alverson and Ken Duncan 05/01/2014

Email from John Alverson.


Just a note to let you know ken and I enjoyed our outing. I have not used many guides over the years , but Kenny has used dozens -and he says you are the BEST. Thanks !!!

Bill and Mike Impson 04/30/2014

April 27th 2014 Ken Duncan and Ron Cook 

April 19th Me and Dad 3rd place finish Morse Reservoir

9th place on Geist Lake 04/12/14

Alan Birkey 03/30/2014

Fun with my son 03/20/14

Joe Baumann 4/28/2013

Email from Joe Baumann

Tom I would like to take a moment and thank you for your hospitality and a great trip on Lake Lemon!  You know when I set that trip up I was more interested in learning a new technique than actually catching fish and you were able to fulfill both.  Not only did I learn a new technique but I learned the value of having a great guide.  Just think how many people could take a rainy day mixed with a little wind and turn into a great fishing trip.  My family will enjoy the cooler full of fish and I will enjoy memory for the rest of my life.  I can’t thank you enough for sharing your knowledge and will think of you every time I am pulling a slab onto my own boat.  I wish you well!

Thank you


2nd place finish out of 31 boats on Brookville Lake.


Today was a fun day on a private lake.

Left to right is Jeff Gordon, George Hill, David Wimbly, David Hankins, Zach Hankins, Me and Brian Shaw... Not in the Picture is Glenn Gill.

 We caught at least 200 bluegill today.

 We look like a Motley Crew don't we? Lol!

Second Place finish at Lake Catarct 4/6/13

 We had 36 boats on a very windy day.

First Place win Crappie USA Super Event.

 Lake Cumberland, Ky

 We were down by 4 1/2lbs on day one but we stuck to our game plan and caught 13.2 lbs on day two to jump us from third place to first.


                         Whats Provided?

 I provide all the fishing equipment and bait needed for the day Crappie fishing or Catfishing.

 I will have a cooler with ice so you can bring whatever snacks and soft drinks you choose to bring. ( No Alcohol please.)

 I have a brand new 2013 G3 Eagle Talon 19' 10" boat that I have set up to troll for both Crappie and Catfish.

 I will bring my camera so there will be plenty of pictures taken during the day and I will e-mail you all the pictures of your day on the lake.

 I will provide life jackets.


               Things you need to bring.

 Snacks and Drinks.

 Sunblock if needed.

 Rain gear if needed.

Warm clothes for the cool or cold mornings.

Remember you can always take the extra clothes off if you get to hot. But if you don't bring them it could be a long cold day.

Cool clothes on the hot days.

 Large cooler and zip lock bags to haul your catch home.

 A good attitude.

and most important your Fishing License

Click on the License to purchase your Indiana License.

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