My Story...

My passion for fishing began at a very young age thanks to my dad, Woodrow Penrod. In the mid 1950's, my parents purchased a lake front cabin on Jonathon Creek. My dad and his brothers, Ed and Gibby Penrod, took me out on an old Army landing barge with a 7.5 hp. Evinrude motor and a long-handled, sculling paddle. Back then, we had to learn where the drops, road beds, and flats were located. Today, I still use the same techniques. The only difference is I have the benefits of using electronics with way points to see if the fish are in the area.

Though much has changed over the years, I am still doing what I love the most -fishing and spending time with my family. After my retirement, I moved back to Jonathon Creek with my wife, Patty, and established a fishing guide business.
I am on the lake over 200 days out of the year. When not fishing, I am putting out fish attractors with my buddies.

If you are planning a family vacation or just need a break for the weekend, I invite you to join me on the lake. There is nothing finer than enjoying the beauty of Kentucky Lake and seeing a big smile on a child's face when he/she catches that first fish.

For the ultimate fishing experience, book your fishing trip with Penrod's Guide Service. Check out the rest of my site for more information, including the photo gallery and guide rates.

Captain Gary Penrod

Penrod's Guide Service

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