Fishing With Gus Charters is owned and operated by Captain Gus. They are located on Lake Norman, a world-famous destination for the best fish that bite all year round. A combination of a wide shoreline and stunning clean water makes the lake unique. Not only local but also many out-of-town anglers travel to Lake Norman to enjoy the unspoiled nature of North Carolina.

You will spend your day aboard a very comfortable Ranger central console boat that can cater up to 6 guests. This 25’ vessel comes powered by a 300 HP Evinrude engine. Rigged with all the needed navigational electronics, the boat also features a wireless trolling motor for a smooth ride, an anchoring system for the best fishing capabilities, and an icebox to store your refreshments.

A day on the waters with Capt. Gus is not only a fun experience but is also very educational. Pro to beginners, any angler is welcome to join the adventure. Each trip you choose will be tailored to your knowledge and experience! What is more, the captain is especially great with kids. Being an excellent teacher, he enjoys helping others catch the first fish in their life.

Capt. Gus uses the variety of fishing techniques that change with the season. If you sail with your kids, they will love the action of catching Bream and White Perch. Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth and Striped Bass are all popular catches.

All the rods, reels, lures, and live bait will be included in the trip of your choosing. Moreover, Captain Gus will provide you with all the necessary fishing instructions to make your trip a successful one.

A day out on the beautiful waters of Lake Norman will be an unforgettable experience for anybody. Book Fishing With Gus and you will be hooked on fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $325
    This is the optimal trip for any angler for a quick trip to see what is biting. You will be going for Bass, Hybrids, Perch, Catfish, Crappies, and many more. Start your morning with fishing on Lake Norman! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $375
    This is the optimal trip for any angler for a quick trip to see what is biting. You will be going for Bass, Hybrids, Perch, Catfish, Crappies, and many more. Start your morning with fishing on Lake Norman! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $425
    Starting your morning on Lake Norman is always a great idea. On this trip, you will target Crappie, White Perch, Catfish, Hybrids, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, and more! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $475
    It's always a great idea to start your morning fishing on Lake Norman. On this trip, you will target Crappie, White Perch, Catfish, Hybrids, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, and more! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $525
    This 6-hour trip is ideal for any angler, from novice to pro. You will be cruising the pristine waters of Lake Norman with Captain Gus. During the trip, you might find Catfish, Crappie, Bream, White Perch, Hybrids, Largemouth Bass, and Striped Bass at the end of your line! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $575
    This is the ideal trip for any angler, from novice to pro. You will be cruising the pristine waters of Lake Norman with Captain Gus. During the trip, you might find Catfish, Crappie, Bream, White Perch, Hybrids, Largemouth Bass, and Striped Bass at the end of your line! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $625
    This 8-hour trip will see you fishing on Lake Norman for Bass, Perch, Hybrids, Crappies, Catfish, and many more! Captain Gus will show you the ropes and will make sure you have a successful day out on the water. This trip is ideal for any angler. Kids are welcome! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $675
    On this full day trip, you'll be fishing on Lake Norman for Bass, Perch, Hybrids, Crappies, Catfish, and many more! Captain Gus will show you the ropes and will make sure you have a successful day out on the water. This trip is ideal for any angler. Kids are welcome! Capt. Gus will try to accommodate any departure time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. so please, contact him prior to the trip!
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About the Charter Operator

Fishing With Gus!
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
Captain Gus is the owner and the operator of Fishing With Gus Charters. The Captain has been fishing since an early age, sailing the waters with his father and brothers. Gus has participated in various Bass tournaments, which contributed to his deep knowledge of the species. When he retired from his job after 20 successful years of business, Captain Gus put everything he earned into fishing. And this turned out to be an excellent idea! He enjoys taking his guests out and watching them catching their first fish. Gus has a 14-year old client, who has been fishing with him for 12 years… what is more to say?

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bream (Black) Black Bream
Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Norman

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Rick L.
Haymarket, VA
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Half day fishing with Captain Gus!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on May 12, 2022
This was a great trip on the water in May on Lake Norman and we caught fish too! Gus made the trip so much fun for the ones...
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Michael M.
Fort Mill, SC
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Awesome trip! Captain Gus is great!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Weekend on October 17, 2021
Excellent Trip. Captain Gus was great and very knowledgeable. Catch many fish!!
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Frederick J.
Mooresville, NC
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 29, 2022
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Edward R.
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 18, 2020
We had a great time fishing with Captain Gus, so much so that we scheduled another full day of fishing with him just two days...
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Jeffrey K.
Charlotte, NC
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6 hour tripW Capt Gus

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekend on May 30, 2020
Had a family trip of five on a beautiful Lake Norman morning following two weeks of rain. Capt Gus provided an experienced...
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FAQs about Fishing With Gus!

Fishing With Gus! offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip – Weekend (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Weekend (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (6 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $625 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – Weekend (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing With Gus!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fishing With Gus! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Fishing With Gus! offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Norman )

Fishing With Gus! offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Fishing With Gus! include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bream (Black)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Perch (White)