Captain Steve Spitzer

U.S. Coast Guard Certified Mariner

State of Kentucky Licensed Guide

 Retired United Methodist Ordained Minister

Fishing Creek Ventures

Your Crappie Guide Service

Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow Lake, Green River Lake 

Fishing Creek Ventures, LLC,  founded in 2017, is a guide service owned and operated  by Captain Steve Spitzer who specializes in catching crappie and bluegill.  

When fishing for crappie, Captain Steve often uses extremely effective trolling methods like; spider-rigging, trolling crank baits, and pushing or pulling jigs, and is the perfect fishing guide for the fisherman interested in learning or perfecting these methods. He is also a talented single pole fisherman whether using a slip-cork technique or or fishing  with a jig. 

Captain Steve fishes out of a  Ranger 188C which provides his clients a safe and enjoyable fishing adventure. The boat is  equipped with a Minn Kota Fortrex Trolling Motor, Hummingbird HD DI/SI fish finders, Cumberland Crappie rod holders and Southern Crappie Trolling Rods. This boat is also equipped with all required U.S. Coast Guard equipment.




Captain Steve Spitzer is a  U.S Coast Guard Certified Merchant Mariner and a State of Kentucky licensed guide as well as a retired  licensed and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Steve has over 50 years fishing experience for crappie on over 150 lakes in the Southeastern and MidWestern  United States. For several years, Steve fished crappie tournaments with Crappie USA, a National Crappie Tournament Trail where he had the following success:

      *8 Time Qualifier for the Crappie USA Classic (the world series of Crappie Fishing)

      *2001 Winner of the Southeast Regional Crappie USA tournament

      *2000 2nd Place Southeast Regional Crappie USA tournament

      *2005 2nd Place Midwestern Regional Crappie USA tournament

      *2004 2nd Place  Harris Chain O Lakes, Leesburg, Florida  tournament

Born and raised in West Tennessee, where he regularly fished Reelfoot and  Kentucky Lakes,  as well as the creeks and bayous of the Mississippi River,  Steve now resides with his wife, Renee, and two pups, Beau and Misha, on the banks of Fishing Creek on beautiful Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY.  He regularly plies the waters of Lake Cumberland,  Dale Hollow Lake, and Green River Lake in search of crappie, bluegill, and shellcrackers.