Highly Rated USCG Licensed fishing charter and fishing guide located in the heart of the North Georgia mountains

Welcome to Welch’s Guide Service located in the heart of the North Georgia mountains and located roughly 85 miles north of Atlanta and 81 miles south of Chattanooga. I am a USCG Licensed Guide and CPR/First Aid Certified with access to seven different lakes in three different states (North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia). The most common fish found in these lakes are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and spotted bass, which are all native to the lakes we guide on. In fact two of the lakes in which we serve, Lake Chickamauga and Lake Burton, are national-ranked big bass fisheries! Our trips start at just $300 for a 4-hour trip. Take a gander around the site and select the “booking” feature when you’re ready to hit the water!

Lakes for fishing in North Georgia

Access to seven different lakes

Not sure which lake you want to sink your hook into? We have access to several different lakes in multiple states nearby. Our guide service will get you hooked on smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, which are all native to the North Georgia area. In fact two of the lakes in which we serve, Lake Chickamauga and Lake Burton, are national-ranked big bass fisheries! Check out the rest of the lakes we access below.

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Fishing charter rates for guided fishing tours in North Georgia

Trips starting at just $300

Fishing guides aren’t as expensive as you think! Our half day trips start at just $300 and vary depending on how many people are in your group (our trips max out at 3 people per group). We the most affordable fishing charters in the area with a USCG licensed captain and over 30 years of lake knowledge. There’s nothing like hitting the lake with an expert that knows all the hot spots!

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Booking a guided fishing tour in North Georgia

Take a peek behind the scenes

Haven’t made your mind up just yet? Take a peek behind the scenes and read about some of my most recent trips, as well as check out a few of the fish hooked, smiles cracked, and moments captured along the way.

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See what our clients are saying about us

kenneth sellberg
kenneth sellberg
July 11, 2020.
Had an awesome morning of fishing with Eric. Very knowledgable of the lake and fishing techniques. Will definitely fish with Eric again when we return.
J. Ashley Panter
J. Ashley Panter
June 7, 2016.
Eric's services are like no other! Professional website, best rates around, and most importantly, a fantastic fishing guide. Wouldn't choose anyone else to guide me though North Georgia's lakes.

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