Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier

Come join Open Boat Fishing in Cumming, Georgia and enjoy a day on the water with one of Lake Lanier’s most successful fishing guides in the last 3 decades. As a pioneer involved in the early development of Striper fishing on Lanier, the company has a world of experience and an impeccable safety record. A typical day with Captain Jeffrey Hilliard involves topwater action as well as down lining live bait. He has developed strategies that work time and time again and he takes more than 1,000 people a year for fishing adventures that keep them coming back!

You will fish from a 21’ Carolina Skiff center console that can fit 4 anglers. It runs on a 140 HP Suzuki DF 140 engine that can quickly take you to the desired fishing spot. With the latest Live sonar, side imaging, and down imaging technology, the captain can and will put you on the fish. The boat has also got a wireless trolling motor, an ice-box, and a livewell.

On your trip, you will be targeting Striped and Spotted Bass. To attract them, you can troll, spin, jig, as well as drift fish using light and heavy tackle. Feel free to take home your catch as well as to bring kids on your trip.

Captain Jeffrey provides all the tackle, rods, reels, live bait, lures, ice, a fish box, and bottled water. Yous should bring some food and your fishing licenses before you leave.

Kids and families, Customer appreciation, Corporate, beginners, and pros are all welcome!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $375
    Mornings on Lanier are normally filled with some topwater action that leads to some tough fast-action fights. As the morning progresses into mid-morning, a mix of free lines with live bait and downlining becomes more productive along with pitching live herring on spinning reels.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    The afternoon trips typically lead into dusk producing some of Lanier's legendary Striped Bass and tournament-quality Spotted Bass. Jump on board with confidence as you fish with a full-time guide with over 5 decades of fishing experience on Lake Lanier.
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About the Captain

Jeffrey Hilliard
Cumming, Georgia, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Member since August 2021
Born and raised on the shores of Lake Lanier, Captain Jeffrey was given his first boat (Jon Boat) at the age of 8. He and his buddies fished out of that boat from Bald Ridge Marina as long as they stayed in sight of the parents watching from the boat docks. 51 years later he is still fishing the waters of Lanier and has a lifetime of experience. He began his professional guide career in 1993 and has helped many of the guides on Lanier earn their stripes (pun intended) and continues to work with most of them on a weekly basis. Thousands of novice and experienced anglers reach out to him for advice and tips throughout the year as his reputation is solid in the region.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki DF 140 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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FAQs about Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier

Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Humminbird Solix Mega Si 12)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin Livescope 1243 SV 12)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks

Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Lanier)

Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Open Boat Fishing – Lake Lanier include:
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)