Bates Guide Service is owned and operated by Gerald Bates, and specializes in year round trophy striper fishing on beautiful Lake Cumberland Kentucky.
Our guiding experience totals over 40 years!!
Gerald Bates has been guiding for trophy stripers since 1972 on various reservoirs in the southeastern United States. With Gerald's experience and success rate he consistantly catches trophy stripers of 20 lbs or more.
Gerald Bates is a member of the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals.
Gerald's unique live bait tactic has been published in several national magazines, including In Fisherman (Feb 97 issue) and in Kentucky Living, Kentucky Woods and Waters, and Southern Fishing Journal, as well as local and state-wide newspapers in Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. We have hosted clients from all over the United States and Canada, and even as far away as South Africa and Thailand.
We employ some of the best professional licensed guides; their guiding experience totals over 40 years. Their extensive knowledge of the lake, along with their courteous and professional attitude, make them the best fishing guides on the lake.
They maintain constant radio contact with each other to maximize the team effort required to produce the fish for their customers. We furnish safe and comfortable boats, equipped with the finest in fishing gear and fish-finding equipment, and all bait.
If you haven't taken advantage of fishing for this powerful trophy, you should make plans to do so now. Call today to reserve your trip with the one who can fulfill your fishing dreams.