James Nichols
Striper Guide Service

Lake Norfork, Arkansas

My career began on Beaver Lake, Arkansas in 1985. You call it a career? I call it a passion. Even as a boy, I loved to fish. Every spare moment I had, you would find me fishing. So, it's no wonder I chose it as a career. In 1988 I moved my business to beautiful Lake Norfork in Mountain Home, Arkansas. I have fished this lake for over 29 years, and have become very experienced at what I do and have earned the honor of being the number 1 guide on the lake.

One reason for my success is I put in a lot of hours scoping the best spots to fish. Lake Norfork offers many. I also go out and catch live, fresh bait before each trip. I use top quality equipment and keep a clean boat. Everything is provided for you except food or drink. After a beautiful and fun day on the lake I will fillet your fish for you. Come join me for some of the best memories of your life on this beautiful lake.

Guide Services


For one or two

Half Day


Trips are limited to a maximum of three persons to ensure a quality trip.

Third person rate


*A $200 per day deposit is required. Full refunds will be made on cancellations received 10 days in advance.


I furnish the following for all trips
  • All tackle
  • Gas and oil
  • Live bait and the latest lures
  • Rods, reels, etc.
  • I fillet your fish
You will need to furnish the following for your trip
  • Valid AR fishing license
  • Rain gear and warm clothes for winter and early spring fishing
  • Cooler for fish and bags to put them in
  • Don't forget your camera
  • Feel free to bring any food or beverage you prefer on board


  • Arkansas Game & Fish
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Coast Guard


  • Full-time guide with over 32 years experience
  • Fish year round
  • I also offer bass fishing trips

Get in Touch


Contact me today for more information or to book your next trip!

I look forward to planning your trip, and making it one of the best memories of your life. Please book your trip well in advance to avoid disappointment.

By Mail

Jim Nichols Striper Guide Service
4141 Old Arkana Road
Mountain Home, AR 72653

By Phone

(870) 404-2160

By Email

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