I have been pursuing my passion of fishing for over 30 years. Since I lived in Atlanta, fly fishing and spin fishing for trout on the Chattahoochee became a mainstay. I enjoyed taking family and friends; seeing them catch their first trout on a fly rod or light spinning outfit was as much fun as catching fish myself.
In 2012, I invested in an 18 foot G3 center console fully loaded with a 90 HP Yamaha 4 stroke, a Lowrance HDS9 (now upgraded to a HDS-12 Gen3), and Minn Kota auto pilot. I outfitted the boat with a Super Save II bait tank from Striper Soup and Scott Fly Rods from the Fish Hawk in Atlanta.
Then, I hired a lot of guides!! Striper Guides on Lake Allatoona, Carters Lake and Lake Lanier. Also, guides specializing in fly fishing for Red Fish in New Orleans, and most importantly Striper and Crappie guides on Lake Oconee. For me it was all about learning.
I moved to Lake Oconee in 2015 and started fishing Lake Oconee (a lot!). I love fishing with all types of tackle, but hands down my favorite is fly fishing. The Hybrids and Stripers will readily take a fly and when they are feeding on the surface there is no better adrenalin rush. Largemouth, crappie, and even catfish will take a fly under the surface!
In the late fall, winter, and early spring, I enjoy long lining and spider rigging for crappie. It’s a relaxing way to fish and nothing taste better than an Oconee slab!
I would love to take all that I have learned and apply it to your trip. If you have never fly fished, I can teach you and you will be using top of the line Scott fly rods. For the fly fisherman that is experienced, I can show you how to pattern the fish here on Lake Oconee. Many times, fly fishing the early hours then switching to live bait or spoons is a great combo trip. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to give you the trip of your dreams.