who I am
My name is Chris Tetrick. I’m a full time fishing guide here on Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. I am a United States Coast Guard licensed and fully insured. I love fishing here on all these Ozark’s lakes and chasing Bass or Trout, or any other fish that bites and fights. I manage to spend over 200 days a year doing just that. When I’m not guiding folks, I still find myself out on the water fishing. Some of my best friends are fellow guides here on the lakes that I love to fish with in our time off for fun or tournaments. When I’m not fishing I’ll be doing something related to it. Working on tackle is a never ending job for me. I like to keep all my tackle, equipment and boat as clean and organized as I can. I also really like making a lot of different fishing tackle and lures. Pouring jig heads, weights, painting lures and tying jigs is a hobby of mine.
I was born and have lived here in the Ozarks my whole life. I began fishing when I was 3 years old in the early 80’s with my Dad. Pop’s would go every weekend and would almost always let me tag along with him and his buddies. He had me running the trolling motor and loading the boat by the time I was 9. Until I got out on my own pretty much every weekend we’d be fishing somewhere and still do a lot of fishing together. Growing up I also spent a lot of time fishing with my Grandparents and Uncle when I’d go visit. They’d take me to Norfork or Bull Shoals Lake or floating down a river fishing for Smallmouth. In high school me and my buddies would frequently go looking for places to fish off the banks. I bought my first bass boat when I was 18. A 16′ Bass Cat with a 75 h.p. Mercury on the back. Nothing seemed greater in the world to me than being able to drive to a boat ramp, put my boat in and fish where I wanted to. Almost always it would be on Table Rock. seems like I could never stop chasing them fish. In a way, this was sort of like going to college for me. Fishing the lake as much as possible learning the lake and how to fish it the best I could for what would later be a profession.