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 was founded in 2017 on the premise that everyone should be able to experience the joy of fishing! Families and serious anglers alike!

Captain Steve specializes in crappie fishing using extremely effective trolling methods like; spider-rigging, trolling crank baits, and pushing or pulling jigs.  This is for the fisherman interested in learning or perfecting these methods.

For your comfort, we provide the luxury of two first class fishing vessels to fit a variety of lake trips.  Our 2018 Lowe 224 Deck boat is used for family trips, sunset cruises, and fishing trips for more than 2 people. It is equipped with all required U.S. Coast Guard equipment and state-of-the-art fishing equipment and electronics such as Hummingbird Helix HD DI/SI Fishfinders, Minn Kota Terrova Trolling Motor with iPilot Technology, Cumberland Crappie rod holders and Southern Crappie Trolling Rods.  The Lowe boat is also equipped with a Bimini top and comfortable seating and fishing chairs. For the serious crappie angler (one or two anglers) Captain Steve fishes out of a  Ranger 188C  equipped with a Minn Kota Fortrex Trolling Motor, Hummingbird HD DI/SI fish finders, Hi Tek 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.





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