A unique guide experience to kayak or wade fish for smallmouth bass! Half day (4 hour) guided fishing trips with the “Riverman” (Doug Allen). Usually from 7:30 to 11:30. Experience the beautiful Kings River with an expert smallmouth bass fisherman with over 40 years fishing for the king of the Kings, the smallmouth bass. Choose from wade fishing or kayak fishing. Fly rod or spin cast. We can provide gear and kayak or you can bring your own. Learn how to locate and catch fish with one of his many tried and true methods. This guided trip will be somewhere between the Trigger Gap access and the J.D. Fletcher access point off of Hwy 62 between Eureka Springs and Berryville. Check out the maps on the website. 

Below is a list of items that I recommend that you bring for your comfort and piece of mind.

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Polarized glasses
  • Jacket or long sleeved shirt
  • Food, drinks and snacks
  • Arkansas fishing license
  • Favorite rod or fly rod
  • Kayak (optional)


$275 for half day. $50 for additional person. 7:30-11:30 am. April-September. $100 deposit required. Deposits are 100% refundable with a notice of 30 days. 29 days or less no refund but may be rescheduled for a future trip. Cancellations due to dangerous water level will result in 100% refund. Riverman Guide Service will make this determination. This is a rain or shine agreement. This is also a catch and release only guide service. What happens in the river, stays in the river! Transportation will be provided to the drop off point and will require a courtesy ride to pick up guide’s vehicle when finished. 

  The Riverman
The Riverman

Doug Riverman Allen- I love the Kings River! My goal is to make your guided fishing trip an enjoyable and memorable event. I have over 40 years of experience fishing on the Kings River. As a fisherman and author of soon to be published, A Riverman’s Guide to the Kings River, rest assured you’re fishing with a expert Kings River smallmouth bass fisherman. All skill levels are welcome. I love to teach folks all the unique qualities about the beautiful Kings River and catching the amazing smallmouth bass. Kids are always welcome and educational float trips or wade trips can be arranged for larger groups.  I know every twist and turn of the river and also the best habitat for fish according to the time of year and water level. Water conditions will vary and my job is to help you adapt to those conditions and catch fish. There are several different methods to catching fish and nothing makes me happier than to see a pole bent over with a fighting brownie on one end and a smiling satisfied fisherman on the other. I will do my best to put you on the fish! I encourage you to bring your own rod and reel and your own kayak if that’s more comfortable and familiar to you. We can provide both if needed.

Contact Information

Please contact us to discuss details on a tailor made guided fishing trip to meet your needs. Accommodations can be found nearby in beautiful Eureka Springs. We suggest the Best Western Eureka Inn. 479-253-9551. (The owner is a smallmouth fisherman too!) There is also a airport in Berryville and arrangements can be made to pick you up! Please email or call us to make arrangements!

KingsRiverArkansas@gmail.com or 479-790-6491.

 Take a Kid Fishing!
Take a Kid Fishing!