Located 85 miles north of Atlanta and 81 miles south of Chattanooga in Blue Ridge, GA, we have access to eight different lakes in three different states!

Welcome to Welch’s Guide Service! We are located roughly 85 miles north of Atlanta and 81 miles south of Chattanooga in Blue Ridge, GA. We have access to over eight different lakes in three different states (North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee). Our fishing guides are licensed Captains and can get you hooked on smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and spotted bass,  which are all native to the North Georgia area. Two of the lakes in which we serve, Lake Chickamauga and Lake Burton, are national ranked big bass fisheries. Take a gander around the site and select the “booking” feature when you’re ready to hit the water!

Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Guide


Not sure which lake you want to sink your hook into? Take a look at all eight lakes in which we access. They’re all beautiful with mountain views and each special in their own way.

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Lake Burton in Rabun, GA Fishing Guide


Fishing guides aren’t as expensive as you think! Take a look at our rates and you’ll see. There’s nothing like hitting the lake with an expert that knows all the hot spots.

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Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, GA Fishing Guide


Already sold on Welch’s Guide Service? That’s great! Click the button below to head over to the booking page to reserve your dates and get in touch with one of our Captains.

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Lake Notedly in Blairsville, GA Fishing Guide


Want to take a look at some of our most recent trips? Check out our gallery page to see the array of beautiful fish hooked and customer smiles caught.

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