Welch's Guide Service


Best North GA Fishing Guide for Lake Fishing

Check out Welch's Guide Service and Captain Eric who will give you the time of your life. Having access to seven different lakes in three different states (North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia), you choose your experience. 

Welcoming all types of anglers from rookies to tournament anglers, Eric will cater to whatever knowledge you want to concentrate on: finesse techniques, ledge fishing, electronics. In addition, Welch's guide service will get you hooked on smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, which are all native to the North Georgia area. Lake Burton is a nationally ranked big bass fishery. 

Eric is USCG Licensed Guide, as well as CPR & First-Aid Certified. 

Featured on The Outdoor Channel as a co-host of "Reel In The Outdoors" with Joe Thomas on Lake Chickamauga and also on "Strike Kings Hook n’ Look" with Kim Stricker on Lake Burton. 

Also featured in Georgia Outdoor News Magazine, Georgia Sportsman Magazine, and Simply Fishing Magazine


All equipment is provided to ensure your trip is successful. 

Equipment includes: 

All tackle
Reels (spinning and baitcasting) (baitcasters are all right-hand)
Complimentary drinks (usually water) are also available


If you don’t have a fishing license, get one here:

Georgia – www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com (1-800-366-2661)

North Carolina – www.ncwildlife.org (1-888-248-6834)

Tennessee – www.gooutdoorstennessee.com (1-615-781-6585)  


Guide trips range from 4 to 8 hours, maxing out at $400 to $465 depending on number of people

Start at $300 for 4 hours, 1-2 people; $350 for 4 hours, 3 people

Check out Welch's Guide Service and experience Blue Ridge or North Georgia on gorgeous lakes with crystal clear blue water and the Blue Ridge Mountains for a backdrop. Doesn't get any better than this!

Welch’s Guide Service
P.O Box 933, McCaysville, GA 30555
(706) 455-2323