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
    8 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    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!
  • 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)
    $600
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    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
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    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
    2 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    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!
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About the Charter Operator

Fishing With Gus!
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 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?

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Targeted Species

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

Crappie Crappie
Perch (White) White Perch

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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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Recent Fishing Reports

Lake Norman September / October 2021  Fi
Lake Norman September / October 2021 Fi
September 21, 2021
Fishing with Capt. Gus Lake Norman September / October 2021 Fishing Report It’s late September and the weather is beginning to cool. Traditionally when water temperatures drop, feeding activity picks up. And that’s exactly what will happen between now and the end of October. Recent reports speak of very good catches of spotted and largemouth bass. Hybrid striped are feeding more actively too. This trend should continue as surface temperatures fall into the seventies. Spotted Bass are feeding early morning on shallow river points where they can be taken on topwater plugs (Whopper Plopper), rattle-traps and A-rigs. Mid-day they move to deeper water where they are smashing jigging spoons, drop shot rigs and deep diving crank baits. Note: there is no size or creel limit on spotted bass in Lake Norman. Catfish have returned to their traditional shallow water haunts. Cut baits (shad, bream and perch) are popular as are chunks of chicken breasts marinated in garlic powder. White Perch can be found along the edges of creek and river channels as well as off points and the middle of deep- coves. Most are schooling in water twenty to thirty feet deep. Jigging spoons and Sabiki rigs are preferred, but live crappie minnows will tempt them to. Note: there is no size or creel limit on white perch in Lake Norman. Hybrid Striped Bass are busting bait on the surface at day light. Some days they disappear by sunrise, while on cloudy days the bite can last an hour or two. The rest of the day the hybrids suspend at depths from twenty to fifty feet where the can be taken on live bait, mussels, jigging spoons, deep diving cranks and a variety of lures trolled on down riggers. Best bets are Mountain, Stumpy and Hicks Creeks. Note: The creel limit for hybrids is four in aggregate with striped bass, each of which must a minimum of sixteen inches long. Before you hit the lake check to see if you’re fishing license is current. If not you go to: **hidden content** to renew or purchase for the first time. See you out there, Capt. Gus
A Fish Tail or Too
A Fish Tail or Too
September 1, 2021
Fishin' with Capt. Gus A Fish Tail or Two September 2021 If you haven’t heard a fish tale lately, here are a few that might bring a smile to your face. The first is about a squirrel eating largemouth bass, the second concerns a talking frog and still another is a parody about the host of a long running weekend television fishing show. An angler was taking a picture of squirrel eating a hickory nut while perched on a log leaning in the water. To his amazement a large bass jumped out of the water and swallowed it whole. The fisherman returned the next day in an attempt to catch the squirrel eating largemouth bass. As he got close enough to make a cast, he sees the bass again. This time it’s putting another hickory nut on the log. One day the Bill D….. fishing show left the air without notice or fanfare. The show’s focus was on catching big bass and the bloopers that occurred while filming it. Bill’s trademark was the letter “T” embroidered on his fishing cap. He never did a show without wearing it. Everyone questioned why the show was cancelled, and as time went by, some wondered if something really bad had happened to Bill. A few even wondered if he might have passed on to the Happy Fishing Grounds in the Sky. A new fishing show filled Bill’s time slot, but it wasn’t the same without him. About six months had elapsed when one of Bill’s biggest fans was reading the morning newspaper. He was surprised when he turned to the obituary page and read the headline, “Bill D…., Fisherman and Famous Television Personality.” He was aghast, and without reading any further, said to himself; “I knew it, I knew it, Bill D….. must have been ill and died, just like I thought.” Finally he read the full obituary. That’s when his sadness turned to joy. It seems that Bill was still with us. It was his largemouth bass that had died. You know, the big one that everyone has watch him catch three or four times during each episode. ------ The next is about a talking frog with a different twist. It seems that an angler catches a frog by mistake. While unhooking it, the frog says, “If you let me go, I’ll grant you a wish.” The man unhooks the frog and puts it in his pocket. Upset it says, “I told you I would grant you a wish if you let me go.” After a moment of thought, the angler replies; “At my age, I think I would rather have a talking frog, than a wish.” September Hot Spots: The shoreline surrounding the Lake Norman State Park is especially productive for largemouth bass this month. Spotted bass will be active at the lower end of the lake in Davidson, Reed and Knox Creeks. Crappie can be taken around bridges and boat docks in Mountain Creek, best baits are small jigs garnished with live minnows. The best white perch fishing is going to be along the edges of channels in water to forty feet. Hybrid striped bass will be founded suspended in deep water on both sides of the Highway 150 Bridge. Capt. Gus Gustafson of Lake Norman Ventures, Inc. is an Outdoor Columnist and a full time Professional Fishing Guide on Lake Norman, NC. Visit his website **hidden content** or call **hidden content**.

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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Weekend on October 17, 2021
Excellent Trip. Captain Gus was great and very knowledgeable. Catch many fish!!
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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:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip – Weekend (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Weekend (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $600 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

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)