Club History

The Dallas Woods & Waters Club was organized in March of 1961 and held its first membership meeting in the ballroom of the Statler Hilton Hotel in downtown Dallas. The club was organized by a prominent group of Dallas businessmen for the purpose of promoting a forum for those interested in hunting, fishing, conservation, and outdoor education.

Michaux Nash Sr., prominent Dallas banker was the leader of the group of founders and elected the first president. Also active in this initial group of founders was Kenneth Foree, outdoor editor of the Dallas Morning News and Dick McCune, outdoor editor for the Dallas Times Herald. The excellent leadership provided by Nash and his officers, the enthusiastic news coverage given by both Foree and McCune and the wholehearted support from outdoorsmen in the Dallas area made the club an instant success.

Certainly one of the club’s most famous outdoor members was the late Herb Klein, whose exploits as a hunter were of such magnitude that he is acclaimed by many to be the greatest trophy hunter of all time. Most of the prominent outdoorsmen in Dallas today are or were involved in the Dallas Woods & Waters Club.

As an initial sponsor of Operation Orphans, a program dedicated to providing outdoor sporting experiences for underprivileged children; the club began its history of involvement with children. In the late 1970’s DWWC began to host children from area orphans institutions to the annual Sports and Vacation Show and took them on annual fishing, hunting, and vacation trips to Texas Lakes and ranches as-well-as out of state locations. Today the DWWC appreciates the continued support from the news media through Ray Sasser, Outdoor Edition of the Dallas Morning News. The DWWC continues to sponsor fishing trips for underprivileged children to local lakes and each summer takes boys and girls from Circle Ten Scouts on a fishing trip to Vermejo Park in New Mexico.

In association with providers of outdoor experiences of fishing, hunting, and conservation in Texas and around the world, the members of the club enjoy outdoor opportunities ranging form basic fishing and hunting in the local environment to big game hunting and fishing all over the world. Careful investigation, participation, and years of experience of the club leadership maintain the quality and quantity of these outdoor adventures.

Choosing the DWWC for membership will put you in touch with fellow outdoorsmen with similar interests. You will enjoy our great monthly meeting programs and the fun of participating in affordable club hunting and fishing trips with fellow members. In addition you will be given the opportunity to participate in activities for conservation projects and trips for youths.


Date: April 10, 2014
Time: Happy Hour 6:30pm Dinner 7:00pm
Speaker: Dave Settle
Topic: Fishing Lake Fork


Sheraton Dallas North

4801 LBJ Freeway

Dallas, TX 75244


RSVP to or (214)218-6670

by Monday, April 7

$25/adult reserved

$30/adult at the door

$12/youth 12 and under reserved

$15/youth 12 and under at the door


Dave Settle grew up in the pacific northwest where he got hooked on fishing at a very early age. He has been a fishing fanatic since. He has fished from Alaska to Florida and a lot of places along the way.

Dave has fished many bass tournament trails including: Bassmaster opens; FLW Outdoors Everstart circuit; Red Man & BFL circuits, including the Okie, Cowboy Arkansas and Lousinana Divisions; Western Bass; Anglers Choice and a lot of others he can't remember.

Dave started his bass fishing guide service in 1994 in Oklahoma, guiding on Lake Eufaula and several community lakes around Oklahoma City. He moved his guide service to Lake Fork, Texas in 1998. Dave is a licensed professional Lake Fork Guide concentrating on bass fishing.

Dave's guide services are tailored to each individual client, from the professional to the beginner. Whether you are looking for specific patterns or wanting to learn the basics of bass fishing, Dave's Lake Fork Guide Service will strive to accommodate your needs.

Remember, any day fishing on Lake Fork can produce your lunker of a lifetime.