Welcome To Dick's Fishing Charters 2018 Fishing Season at Shaver Lake California Home of Trophy Trout!


After careful consideration and pouring through email and other correspondence requesting that he continue his fishing guide service, Dick has decided to open his 12th season at Shaver Lake.

However, there will be a decreased number of charter trips for the 2018 season, with trips being scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning the last Thursday in April and extending into September. If your schedule requires a Sunday thru Wednesday trip, please contact my friend and fellow guide Todd Wittwer, Kokanee.net

All the other fine features that have made Dick’s Fishing Charters so popular over the years remain in place, including complimentary lunches from Cressman’s General Store, soft drinks and water.

To refresh your memory or to help learn more about his trips, Dick uses state of the art tackle and three down riggers on his 22 foot Bayliner boat. It is safe, comfortable and has an enclosure to protect guests from the sun or inclement weather. Dick’s Fishing Charters is bonded and insured. Dick’s reputation for excellent service and for hooking up his clients with fish is legendary in the Central San Joaquin and beyond.

“Families are my specialty,” he commented when asked what he enjoys most about his job. “I love watching kids catch their first fish and hope I am helping them become lifelong anglers!”

Dick is very proud and humbled by the fact that the long time sport’s writers at the Fresno Bee wrote that he is an icon of a guide.
See a pictorial on home to cook your catch!

Many of his fishing clients return season after season and each time they look forward to a great experience on Shaver Lake.

Besides having a tremendous day on Shaver Lake, many clients have had the opportunity to see the local wildlife during their excursion. Eagles, osprey, ducks and an occasional sighting of deer drinking from Shaver Lake are among what you might see. To many clients, the breath taking beauty of Shaver Lake itself is worth the trip!

But, naturally, its fish that they come for and with Dick, it’s fish that they usually get. He is the veteran guide with years of experience on Shaver Lake. He is the one guide that folks have come to count on.

All reservations are through Shaver Lake Sports, 559-841-2740. Master Card and Visa are welcomed at time of reservation.

But if you want to speak to Dick personally you can e-mail him at dickchip@netptc.net or text at 559 281-6948.


He is never too busy to answer any of your important questions. It is recommended that you book your trip as soon as you determine a date. Contact Shaver Lake Sports for reservations. 559-841-2740. Visa and Mastercard welcomed.

This year Dick and his wife, Diane, celebrate 52 years of marriage and their 72nd birthday's, all in a short time in July. It is a very important season for us and we want to share our happiness and devotion for fun and success on each trip this year.

Dick is a veteran DF&W licensed guide. His license number is 11364. Diane says that all the kids who have fished with Dick have joined him in his special style of," Bob The Builder, can we catch 'em/ Yes we can"!

They love it and so does he. Also, be sure to tell your booking agent if there is a birthday during your fishing trip with Dick.

We also have great gift certificates for any occasion. We look forward to your visit to Shaver and your special day on the lake with Shaver's most veteran and successful guide.

Pictures are taken of guests and their catch after each trip. The pictures are often posted on this website.

Dick looks forward to you, your family and freinds being able to see these pictures of your adventure with him!

We look forward to serving you in the near future.

You can Email Dick with any questions you may have.

Best wishes,
Dick and Diane Nichols 







Dick's 22' Bayliner



2018 Rates

One adult angler. . $225.00
Two adult anglers.. $275.00
3 adult anglers. .. $350.00
4 adult anglers.. $400.00
Youth anglers 12 and under. $50.00
4 year olds and younger are free
Family, 2 adults and 2 kids 12 and under $275.00

Expert Fisherman


A decade of
service to our
fishing friends.


One Happy Dad!

Thanks Dick!

I saw the pictures in your album and the kids will not stop talking about it.  It is going to be our family tradition to do this every year.   Thanks again for a nice fishing trip that was so family orientated and made us feel welcome.
             Ken Horne, Modesto.

Things To Do and Places To Stay In Shaver Lake

Visit the Shaver Lake Visitors Bureau for complete details on this popular Fresno County outdoor recreational paradise.

We suggest the Shaver Lake Hotel, Knotty Pine Cabins,The Elliott House B&B,Camp Edison Campground and Shaver Lake Vacation Rentals for your overnight stay.

Gift Certificates

Looking for a great gift for someone for the holidays, Father's or Mother's Day, birthdays, retirements, etc. Get them a gift certificate.

You do not need to leave the comforts of your home to go shopping for your loved one or friend.

Simply, pick up the phone and call Shaver Lake Sports at 559-841-2740.

You can use your credit card by phone and your gift certificate will be mailed to you in a timely manner. 


Dick's Fishing Charters

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