Mad Gillz Fishing

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    Mad Gillz Fishing invites you to join them for an authentic Georgian freshwater fishing experience. US COAST GUARD licensed captain has decades of experience on lakes, rivers, and saltwater across the Southeastern part of the US and can accommodate anglers of all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Whatever your fishing profile, the trip will be customized to fit your particular needs.

You will be fishing aboard a 2021 21’ Ultra Elite Carolina Skiff. This boat is built for comfort and fishing. It’s rigged with the most recent electronics to boost your chances of landing the fish of a lifetime. Bring your family or your friends for a day aboard one fine fishing machine.

Freshwater fishing in Georgia is top-notch, but Lake Lanier and similar places can be difficult to fish without proper knowledge or experience. This is why you’ll be accompanied by an expert guide who knows his stuff. The name of the game around here is Bass fishing, whether it’s Largemouth, Spotted, or Striped Bass. You’ll be provided with high-quality rods, reels, and terminal tackle, meaning the only thing you’ll need to bring is a freshwater fishing license.

For the best experience on the water, please give us 48 hours notice before the date of your choosing to best prepare for your adventure, you’ll want to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, as well as some drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. Get your game on and we’ll see you on the water. Book your adventure today!

If you’re looking for a more intense or targeted species please contact me with details and we can work out prime dates and custom rates to help give you the experience of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $440
    This freshwater trip will take you to some of the best places for Bass fishing around. You'll be provided with all the necessary gear needed for a good time out, including rods, reels, and terminal tackle. The only thing for you to take care of is the freshwater fishing license. Kids 13 and under fish for free.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $440
    Afternoon trips are a great option if you're looking to get some extra hours of sleep in, or just don't like early morning fishing as much. You'll be fishing some of the best Largemouth, Spotted, and Striped Bass waters around. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. Kids 13 and under fish for free.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    The full-day trip is the best option for the committed angler. This allows for all the time you need to fish until you drop. You'll be fishing some of the best spots around for the likes of Largemouth, Spotted, and Striped Bass. The trip price will include rods, reels and terminal tackle, but you'll need to bring a valid freshwater fishing license. Kids 13 and under fish for free.
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About the Captain

Mickey Holbrook
Cumming, Georgia, United States
91 Fishing Reports
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136 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
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As an Atlanta native I have been fishing Georgia waters for over 30 years. I have fished all up and down the East coast, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, the southeastern part of the U.S, and the Great Lakes. We have great resources for catching fish here on Lake Lanier . It truly is a great destination. Book your adventure with Mad Gillz fishing. You will be glad you did. Let’s go fishing! U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain Mickey Holbrook. Ask to see your captain’s license!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Lanier river system’s only
Lake Fishing
Lake Lanier ga.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin electronics
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Coolers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared ahead of trip.
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 8
You Keep Catch
2 striped bass maximum per person.
Catch and Release Allowed
Highly encouraged.

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 136 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Captain Micky comes through once again.
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Jerry W.
Lilburn, Georgia
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Captain Micky comes through once again.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 19, 2022
My son and I had not fished together in thirty years so when I told him about my trip with my grandsons and Captain Mickey,...
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Jerry W.
Lilburn, Georgia
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Half day with grandkids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 22, 2022
This was the first boat ride and fishing trip for my grandkids. Despite the heat of the day Capt. Mickey had us on fish within...
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Rebecca C.
Atlanta, GA
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5-Star Experience All the Way!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 17, 2022
We had an amazing time with Captain Mickey!  The boat was fantastic and Mickey set us up with all of the information and details...
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Fred J.
Roswell, Georgia
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Fishing with Mickey

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 9, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Mike. He had awesome knowledge of the lake and was able to put us on the fish in multiple locations...
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Kathryn S.
Snellville, GA
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FINALLY CAUGHT MY BASS!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 6, 2022
Captain Mickey was AWESOME! He was super friendly, very knowledgeable and also extremely accomodating. He gave us information...
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FAQs about Mad Gillz Fishing

Mad Gillz Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $440 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $440 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mad Gillz Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin electronics
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Coolers

Trips booked with Mad Gillz Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared ahead of trip.)
  • Lures

Mad Gillz Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Lake Lanier river system’s only )
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Lanier ga. )

Mad Gillz Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Mad Gillz Fishing include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie