Big Fish Heads Guide Service is the go-to charter service for trophy fish and a fun, safe trip. Captain Doug Nelms has been fishing Lake Oconee for over 20 years. He’s put more happy customers on their personal best than he can remember. If you want to enjoy the best that Lake Oconee can offer, you’ve come to the right place.
Climb aboard Capt. Doug’s 23’ Ranger boat and you immediately see that you’re fishing with the best. Hummingbird electronics spring to life as they scan the depths for trophy fish, while the boat’s Minn Kota trolling motor powers you towards the fish in silence - no spooked Stripers here!
Lake Oconee is famous for its awesome Bass fishing, with both Striped and Hybrid Striped Bass present year-round. January through April, you can also enjoy productive Crappie fishing, filling the boat with delicious panfish before heading home for a freshly-caught lunch.
No matter what you’re after, you can reel it in with confidence, using quality Shimano rods and G Loomis reels. Capt. Doug uses various techniques depending on the time of year. March through June, live bait rules the lake. In the heat of summer, you can enjoy the breeze as you troll umbrella rigs. September-December, it’s all about casting lures. If you want to practice your fly game, you’re also more than welcome to bring your fly fishing gear along.
Most spots are less than 20 minutes from the dock and Capt. Doug never watches the clock. This means maximum fishing time in one of Georgia’s best lakes. Throw in the president of the Lake Oconee Guide Association as your guide, and you’re almost guaranteed to land something special.
So whether you live locally or you’re in Atlanta on business, climb aboard with Big Fish Heads Guide Service and get back to the important things in life: a rod in your hands, a fish on your hook, and beautiful scenery every way you look.
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About the Captain
About this listing
Ranger 2360 (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO 4 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.
FAQs about Big Fish Heads Guide Service
- $400 per group - Half Day Trip - Crappie (4 hours)
- $400 per group - Half Day Trip - Stripers (4 hours)
- GPS (Hummingbird)
- Fishfinder (Hummingbird)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor (Minnkota Ulterra)
- Ice Box (Engel Coolers)
- Rods, reels & tackle (G Loomis, Shimano)
- Live Bait (Mainly in the spring)
- River Fishing
- Lake Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
- Bass (Striped)
- Hybrid Striped Bass