Chris O'Bryan

Rough River Lake Captain Chris O'Bryan

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Meet Captain Chris O'Bryan and Boating Adventures with Captain Chris

Captain Chris O’Bryan is a seasoned Army Combat veteran who has served in Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. When off duty, he has spent much of his life on Rough River Lake with his family. After o-FISH-ally retiring, Capt. Chris has devoted his time to pursuing his lifelong dream of taking new friends on fishing tours, families out on the lake, and being able to provide clients with a day that will create enough memories to last a lifetime! He has been heavily involved in tournament fishing participating in Bass Master, USA Bassin, MLF & Renegade Divisions since 2016 as a Co-angler and a Boater.

If you’re a seasoned bass fisherman, Capt. Chris welcomes you aboard and looks forward to hearing about your experiences and enjoys sharing relevant stories to make the experience more memorable! He strives to build relationships with his clients that will last a lifetime. Boating Adventures with Captain Chris has been a great way for him to witness and share the love of Jesus and fellowship with others. Before each trip, he leads with a prayer for safety and of thanksgiving! In the military, he was a Master Resilience Coordinator, where he learned coping skills to help with difficult situations in all walks of life. Although Capt. Chris is not a licensed counselor, he will listen to you, pray with you, and provide you with time to recharge and relax - ease the mind, body, and spirit on Rough River Lake!

He is a qualified U.S. coast guard approved CPT, with a 6-pack endorsement, and a KY certified guide license. In accordance with these certifications and licenses, he passes annual drug testing and physicals, as well as KY state background checks. Rest assured, Capt. Chris is one of the most trusted and best Rough River Lake Fishing Guides you could have! He is also has a Class A CDL with a passenger endorsement, and on days when he’s not on the lake, he’s available to drive buses for Breckenridge County School System.

In order to provide clients with the maximum amount of safety and security, Capt. Chris does contact local EMS to ensure they are aware of which boat ramp at Rough River he will be accessing during your session, should an emergency situation arise.

Boat details

Capt. Chris takes his Watersports & Activities guests out with his beloved “Halos” which is a 20’ StarCraft limited OB. “Halos” comes equipped with a wakeboard tower, tube pulling ring, Bluetooth stereo (allowing you to play your own playlist or select from several options from Capt. Chris.) Waters and Gatorades are included in your cost with a large cooler stocked with ice. “Halos” allows for plenty of room for storage of personal interns and accommodates 6 guests. Life jackets with varying sizes and water sport equipment are included and are sanitized thoroughly after each use. However, you are allowed to bring your own equipment if you prefer. From wakeboarding, slalom (single) or double water skis, children's training skis, as well as 2 different styles of tubes are available (accommodates 2 or 3 riders depending on your tube selection.) This package also includes swimming, relaxing, floating on large swim mat.

Capt. Chris takes his Fishing Expeditions out on “Moses,” our 2020 Phoenix 721 Pro XP fully loaded with the latest marine technology. Whether this is your first our your hundred and first time fishing on Rough River Lake, allow expert fishing guide, Capt Chris, to show you some of the most beloved spots and help you improve your angling skills. 

Rough River Lake fishing and water activities are unlike any other - especially if you book a trip with Master Guide Captain Chris O’Bryan! Book now and join us at Rough River Lake with a fishing guide who is committed to giving you an epic getaway!

Boating Adventures with Captain Chris Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

4 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Freshwater Fishing
Bass Fishing
Live Bait
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear


Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels & Tackle


What to Bring

Food and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses & hats)

Weather Appropriate Clothes

Fishing License


DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.

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