Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service

Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service

Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service
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Boat ToursFishing Charters & Tours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service is Murphy North Carolina and Blairsville Georgia's very own professional full-time fishing guide service. Specializing in trophy striped bass, hybrid bass and smallmouth bass fishing. Located in Murphy North Carolina, we provide guided fishing trips and charters for Blairsville, Blue Ridge and Hiawassee, GA and Hayesville and Murphy, NC. We offer guided fishing charters on Lake Nottely, Lake Hiwassee, Lake Chatuge and Lake Blue Ridge. Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service provides all the equipment you'll need and use large new modern boats with plenty of room. We also supply breakfast, snacks and beverages. Book a trip now for a fishing trip of a life-time. Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service is Western North Carolina and North Georgia's #1 rated fishing guide service.
Murphy, North Carolina
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Gary Hall H
3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
My friend and I total 86 years of charter fishing experience between us,and this was our first trip with Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service, and we can truly say this is a 1st. class operation.Our guide Joe not only put us on the fish , but he was polite and we'll experienced at his profession .We would recommend them to anyone wanting a great fishing experience.
Written April 15, 2021
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Joseph S
11 contributions
Feb 2023
I rarely hire a guide service. Maybe 3-4 times in my entire life...and I'm 68. I grew up in So. Fla., a mile from the beach and a few hundred yards more to the fishing pier. Worked on boats at Hillsboro Inlet in the 70's. Owned numerous fresh and saltwater boats and now have a smaller pontoon with a 24V Minn Kota, which more than meets our needs these days. So every time I have hired a guide when on vacation, or went out on a party boat in Virginia or the Keys, I always found more than one thing not to like. Until now. We decided to go out with a guide for my wifes BDay and I am glad we did.
We ended up with Shane on this trip. He informed us that we might be fishing on Lake Nottely in Ga., so instead of driving 90 minutes in the dark from Bryson City, we booked a room at Harrahs casino in Murphy. Nice place BTW.
Shane called mid afternoon the day before as promised, confirmed we would fish Nottely, and gave us directions to meet him there at 0630. We went online and purchased two one day passes for Georgia fishing. You can do what you like but we don't ever fish without the proper licenses. Although I will say that Fish and Game Wardens are all over the place in Florida, and up here we never see any. Then we went downstairs, donated some cash to the Casino, returned to the room and set the alarm for 5am.
Shane, being the professional that he is, actually called us at 0530 to advise us the weather would be nasty and did we want to reschedule? Nice of him to do so, but we decided to go anyway. The weather was actually much calmer than forecast and we had a good trip. No monsters, but 10-12 decent sized fish and lost a couple more.
We will probably do this again, maybe the next time our daughter and her husband visit. Until then I can give anyone interested two thumbs up for this guide service!
Written February 25, 2023
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Carl D
Hayesville, NC5 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Shane took our boys, ages 20, 17, and 14 out on June 25, 2020. They all had a blast, and have talked about their trip every day since. They caught largemouth and hybrids on Lake Chatuge. When we vacation here again, we will be sure to give Shane a call!
Written June 27, 2020
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Craig F
4 contributions
Apr 2022
My wife and myself had a fantastic morning of fishing with Shane. Great guy very professional, on time, clean boat, great equipment, great fishman, likes his job. Maybe he had nothing to do with it but weather was great also. Highly recommend Big Ol Fish Guiding Service.
Written April 26, 2022
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John H
Hayesville, NC27 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Big Ol Fish guide service was really excellent. Shane worked very hard to put us on striped bass and worked the deck. He was polite and extremely professional and we had a wonderful day on Lake Nottely. Oh yes, we caught a lot of fish.
Written October 29, 2020
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tiffany_charise
North Carolina4 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
If you enjoy fishing, or just being out on the beautiful lakes around the area, this is a must-do! Shane is an experienced guide who knows the area well, and will make sure that you have a great time! Really enjoyed it.
Written April 22, 2014
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2TONES
Charlotte, NC7 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
When I look for a fishing guide I take into account the guides age (older = better), but I was proved wrong in this case. While Shane may be a little young, he has the experience of a seasoned veteran. He knows The fish in lake Chatugue like they were his relatives. His locations were spot on with fish and all that was needed was a little patience. We left at 6AM for a 1/2 day trip with plenty of live bait, but by 10 all the bait was gone because we tore into 30-40 hybrids (lost count) and they all made us work to land them. Imagine two fisherman with four fish on at once.
All I can say was it was FANTASTIC!
Fred Tone
Written October 3, 2017
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Whitney H
2 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Went fishing with Shane Friday, Oct. 13 and caught 40 large bass before 10:30am!!! Tremendous guide, knew where the fish were, and how to get them! Took my 14 year old son fishing for his birthday and had the best time ever!! Caught lots of big fish and a wonderful time! We will be returning. Shane is excellent guide!
Written October 15, 2017
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towerman1972
11 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Shane....thank you for the great time,,,best fishing guide period...we will be back. Great experience so much fun
Written October 7, 2017
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Peg145
Naples, FL19 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
We had an awesome day fishing on Lake Chatuge with our guide Shane. He knows the lake well and we were able to catch several hybrids and spotted bass due to his expertise. We are looking forward to another trip in November. Thanks Shane for such a great time.
Written August 31, 2017
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