Mountain Lakes Guide Service

$300/6 hr trip for 2 people, $50 per person over 2, max 4 people

$450/10 hr trip for 2 people, $50 per person over 2, max 4 people

Children 12 and under no additional charge.

Year-round day trips and summer night trips available.

$50 deposit is required to hold your date and is non-refundable if you cancel within 30 days of your trip


Hiwassee Lake-Hiwassee is an excellent lake with very little shoreline development and an exceptional amount of natural beauty. Hiawassee is probably your best bet if you just want to catch fish. We offer year round bass fishing (smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass) on Hiawassee. We also offer crappie trips in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, but your best bet for the most fish, and the most unique experience, is a summer night fishing trip for crappie. October through May are the best months for bass, but we can pursue them at other times of the year if you would like. Hiawassee has an emerging striped bass fishery that should become incredible in the next few years. Hiwassee also offers a rebounding walleye fishery. Bluegill and catfish are also available.

Chatuge Lake-Chatuge lake contains one of the most underrated and best spotted bass fisheries in the world. Chatuge has a more developed shoreline and can require some more technical fishing techniques, but if you want to catch the spotted bass of a lifetime, Chatuge is a fantastic place to do it. Best times are September to December and March through May. Chatuge also offers largemouth bass and hybrid stripers.

Appalachia Lake-Appalachia is a true wilderness lake that offers incredible trophy smallmouth bass fishing, some walleye fishing, and is also emerging as a trophy trout destination. Appalachia is an exceptionally unique river-run reservoir and offers an excellent chance at the trout or smallmouth of a lifetime. Appalachia also contains some huge yellow perch, big largemouth, and an astounding population of big bluegill.