Testimonials

Ed,

Thanks for the striper of a lifetime. It was a real pleasure fishing with you. Being a guide myself, I can really appreciate your top-flite equipment, preparation & knowledge of how & when to get the "Big Ones." I would recommend your services to anyone interested in a quality experience in a beautiful setting.

Gary Foster, Victoria, Texas


Ed,

I took my computer to class and showed my instructor the awesome fish you catch. I have been still, showing off my picture with that chincey 14# minnow. He could not believe it! Has never heard of Beaver Lake and has never seen such big fish from an inland lake. Stan, the guy that has done my home repair etc for over twenty years has my fishing picture posted in his garage. He enjoys telling my story as much as I do! Thanks again for a great time. I think about it almost every day! Really! Can't wait to come back!!!!! I'll clean the garage(s), Shovel in the trench, dig a trench, clean the refrigerator, anything. Just let me know!!

Lynn Sorenson


Dear Ed,

Thanks so much for the wonderful and productive fishing trip on Friday, March 24th. This was such a great outing for my grandson, son-in-law, son and myself. Your optimism and confidence that we would catch fish amazed me. You put my 7-year-old grandson on his first Striper. Then my son on the largest Hybrid Striped Bass I have ever seen. And, me with a fish that gave a great fight. Last, when everyone but you was about to give up, my son-in-law caught the big one. He is very proud of this Striper he is having mounted.

You put us all on a fish, Ed, and that was as much as I could hope for. This was a quality-fishing trip. I am proud to recommend your guide service to anyone.

Thank you for being so accommodating with my grandson. This trip was a big event to him, even though he claims he turned into an icicle at the end.

Roger Barker, Siloam Springs


Ed,

Just wanted to drop a testimonial and thank you for a great day of fishing. Our trip with Ed, he outdid himself by putting us on fish early and often. My 9 year old on his first fishing trip had an awesome time and still can't believe how big the fish were. Thanks again Ed! I continue to recommend you to everyone I speak with about fishing. So many can't believe those fish are right in our backyard at Beaver Lake. I expect several of my friends to be giving you a call for their own trip soon.

Thanks,

Terry Ross


For just over a year, Ewing Irrigation in Springdale has chosen E & C Striper Guiding services foremost over numerous other choices to build business relations for several reasons. Ed is a great guide! I've fished Beaver Lake for years & haven't seen fish like he puts us on anywhere! There hasn't been a trip that we didn't produce fish under 8 or 10 lbs. Not to mention the forearm hurting battles that got away! Catching fish every trip, a guide with a great personality & a sense for striper habitat aren't bad qualifications. From Ewing Irrigation in Springdale, we appreciate E & C Striper Guiding services.

Jeremy Kyle, Branch Manager #85
Ewing Irrigation Products, Inc.


We really enjoyed our trip and look forward to the next time we can hook-up with you. Chase will never forget his first striper fishing experience.

Thanks again Ed for a great trip.

Rusty Foster, Locust Grove, GA


Just want to say Thank You for making me and Dan's trip the other night very enjoyable. We enjoyed our filets last night and watched Dan showing off his fish pictures. You really whet our appetites to catch stripers! I'll be calling soon to set up another trip in better weather - Carla and Amanda want to come as well!

Mark/Dan McLarty


Ed -

had a great day fishing with you. You worked as hard as anyone to put me on big fish. It was clear you knew your business as well as cared about me having a good time. Look forward to going out with you again next spring. Thanks again for your efforts.

Carl Mcnabb, Deer Park, TX


Hi Ed,

My brother,Wally and I really enjoyed fishing with you in September, 2003.

The trip this September was tremendous! Your knowledge of where to look and ability to find the big fish are outstanding. It was a thrill to catch a 30 lber., the biggest fish I ever caught.

Although it may be a while before we can do it again, my brother and I look forward to another trip with you.

When you have time, please e-mail the pictures of 9/19/05 to me.

Thanks again for the great fishing.

Ken White, Fairport, NY


Dear Ed,

Hi! Joe and I want to thank you for sending the pictures of our fishing trip and Joe's HUGE fish! We really had a wonderful time. You are the BEST guide we have ever had take us out. You were so friendly and we enjoyed spending the time with you.

We plan on coming back to Lake Shore cabins many times in the future and we will be calling you to take us out again. I promise to make you a sandwhich! HA

Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon Knollhoff


As an annual event, we have fished with Ed for 4 years and have had a lot of success catching stripers. Ed is an exceptional guide and has put us on the fish every time we have gone out with him. He works very hard to make sure that you are successful and that you have fun striper fishing. You couldn't find a better striper guide and a better person than Ed to experience the excitement of striper fishing.

Linda Young, KS


I work for a Oilfield Service Company in Oklahoma and I take customers on fishing trips to Beaver Lake. Most often 6 to 8 guys are invited and we hired 2 Guide Boats. I've been a good number of trips, most times we would catch 0 to 1 fish.

On one trip, Mr. Ed was the helper Guide. Myself and 2 others went with him and caught some large stripers with one over 22 lbs. I finally found his phone number and started taking trips with him. All my customers now want to fish with Ed and no other Guide. Now I take less guys and more trips to Beaver Lake and fish with Ed. He will do what ever it takes to catch fish. Down rig, top-water, live bait. He keeps up with what the fish are biting on and where they are. Mr. Ed is extra nice to everyone. If anyone can catch fish on Beaver Lake he will.

Charlie, OKC


Ed,

Thanks a million for the great fishing - it is always good to fish with a good friend, which I consider you as being !!

We had a great time, can't imagine that we caught those fish in 3 hours of fishing time !!! I'm looking forward to hearing from your taxidermist.

I'm hoping you have a really good year, and I look forward to booking with you next year.

Dick Brees, IA


I have used Ed for the last 3 years and am more than satisfied. I have to say that he works harder to put me on the trophy fish than anyone that I have ever used, whether it be in Lake Texoma or Beaver lake. I have used a lot of guides in fishing and hunting and know when to stay with the best. He will be my future guide. P.S. Just a little note for the fishermen. If there is anyway possible to let your stripers go, try to do it. I fished Texoma for trophys in the 70's and 80's and it didn't take long for the numbers to go down. Now it is more or less 5 pound and under. If anyone wants to e-mail about Ed's services, I will be happy to let you know the truth. dndhill@ptsi.net

Don Hill, CO


I have used E&C Striper Guide Service for both my customers and my family. Mr. Chapko has came through for me every time. I have rave revues from both my customers and my family.

I would unequivocally recommend Ed to anyone wanting a great striper fishing trip.

Fred, Vice President of Beaver Lake Concrete


I am an avid fisherman. Ed showed me things that I would never have thought of. He knows the fish movements and eating habits, it was amazing! He has good equipment, and is great to be around. What more can you ask for? If you have a wife that doesn't like to fish Ed's wife will show her the way. There is some beautiful country up there that the whole family needs to see. Enjoy your trip to Beaver Lake

Kevin Allen, Mesquite, TX


Ed,

Thank you so much for a great day of striper fishing. I feel as I met a friend while fishing with you.

I am and accountant and live in Springdale, Arkansas. I don't have much time to spend fishing but this guided trip far exceeds my expectation. Ed put me over a lot of fish I landed eight fish the smallest was about 16 pounds and it got better. By the end of my trip I had three stripers in the live well weighing 22 pounds, 26 pounds and 31.8 pounds. The 31.8-pound striper is hanging on my wall. Ed your equipment was in good shape just like new. I am proud to recommend your services to anyone because I know they will not be disappointed with the service and quality of fishing you provide.

Dan Downing, Downing & Associates


Dear Ed:

We wanted to take the opportunity of writing you a letter to let you know how much we enjoyed our fishing trip on March 5, 2000.

The look on my wife's face when she hooked onto that huge striper was absolutely priceless. We have caught fish before, but we have never caught anything like a striped bass. These fish are huge! When my striper hit and that fishing pole bent over, I never knew the power of this fish and the fight I was in for when I grabbed on to the fishing pole. I was really impressed with your knowledge of how the fish move, their feeding habits, etc. It was obvious that you worked very hard at putting us on the fish, resulting in a fun day of fishing. The experience was exhilarating and the scenery on Beaver Lake is just beautiful.

We took the largest fish to the taxidermist and had it mounted. This beautiful fish now hangs in my office and seems to always be the topic of conversation with our clients. This is a wonderful way to entertain clients and reward employees. We look forward to spending another day with you on Beaver Lake and catching more of these awesome fish.

Thanks again!
Michael & Malinda Davis


Dear Ed,

I have taken many customers striper fishing with several different Striper guides, none have had the fun, and caught the fish like E & C Striper Guide Service. E & C Striper Guide Service has caught the largest and most fish of any other Guide Service we been with. I recommend E & C Guide Service; Ed is a very knowledgeable striper fisherman that truly enjoys seeing you have the fishing trip well worth your time and money.

Quinn Engel, Vice President, Meat Deli Marketing


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