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GeauxLSU 04-21-2005 10:36 AM

Great guides on area lakes?
 
OK, I'm way overdue to book a guide trip and want to know who you guys have used and are happy with and what lake(s) they fish.
Thanks in advance for the help!
Hunt/fish safely,
Phil

Jim Thompson 04-21-2005 10:41 AM

I have never used Aaron, but hear great things about his service on Lake Oconee. He also gives a discount of sorts to Woodys members.

http://www.fishoconee.com/

Jim

Jim Thompson 04-21-2005 10:42 AM

Tommy Mike out of Lagrane on West Point

http://hi-techweb.com/tommymike/

or

Paul Parsonís Guide Service on West Point
Hybrids, bass, and stripers; 1-800-224-8892 or 706-302-4778

Jim

QuakerBoy 04-21-2005 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Thompson
I have never used Aaron, but hear great things about his service on Lake Oconee. He also gives a discount of sorts to Woodys members.

http://www.fishoconee.com/

Jim


And Aaron is a real nice guy.....an added bonus

Perry Hayes 04-21-2005 10:58 AM

I have fished with Ron Savage on West Point several times and we have always caught bass.He will only use artifical bait however.I fished with Tommy
Mike one time,his boat broke down and he still charged full price.The steering
cable broke way up in the river and we steered the 150 with a rope back to his house.We gave him $700 dollars he gave us 6 fish and a teeshirt.

Randy 04-21-2005 11:00 AM

I recommend Aaron as well for Oconee or Jackson.

I also enjoyed fishing with and caught a lot of fish with Ron Savage on West Point.

TurkeyCreek 04-21-2005 11:59 AM

Yep, I also recommend Aaron. My son and I went out with him last year on Oconee. Some of the worst conditions for bass fishing. Was early August to begin with, which is tough for bass. But then the weather turned out to be awful, unusually cold and very windy.

But Aaron put us on some fish and we ended up having a great time and learning a few things about fishing there.

specialk 04-21-2005 12:24 PM

tommie mike on west point for largemouth/hybrids
doug youngblood on lanier for stripers

have used them both one time each as a fathers day gift to my dad. each trip sucessful, fun, and informative....

todd pursley 04-21-2005 05:43 PM

If your are interestd in a trip to west point please call around to some of the marinas on the lake and ask for advice on which guide to use. there are couple of real crooks on the lake. I have some tips when booking never book with a man who has to advertise. just as always there might be a couple of exceptions but this is a good rule to follow. I work part time as a guide on west point and I would recomend herschoul calhoun. He is the best on the lake and his cooler shows it at the end of the day. He taught me how to fish with live bait.

Dustin Pate 04-21-2005 07:49 PM

For West Point I would agree with fish2214. Although I have never used a guide, I have seen on the water what Herschel can do.

littlewolf 04-21-2005 08:08 PM

good guide
 
Fred Duncan - hybrids and stripers - Allatoona and Lanier.

He's got some great stories too...

aaron batson 04-22-2005 08:01 AM

Thanks for all the nice complements guys. Hope to take more Woodys memebers out this year.
Phil - get with me and we will go - the bite is good on Oconee right now. I have very few full days available in May and still have the 30th of this month open. Also doing a lot of evening trips (half day trips)- from 5 pm til dark, this bite is normally best in the summer.

Anybody interested let me know.

SWAMPFOX 04-22-2005 08:52 AM

How much $$$ does it cost for a full day and half day? Just a guesstimate. And what about tipping? Have never used a guide and don't know the etiguette. Thanks.

aaron batson 04-22-2005 09:50 AM

SF -
I personally charge 300$ for a full day and 225$ for a half day trip. Tipping is appreciated - but not expected. I do find that most people are generous in their tipping. Especially after a good day.

loouuii 04-22-2005 05:51 PM

T Mike
 
Try Triton Mike on Allatoona. You will definitely get your moneys worth.

His real name is Mike Bucca. Check out his web site at http://www.geocities.com/spotcountry/

Kdog 04-22-2005 10:08 PM

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Logan offers guided trips on his private pond. $50 per day, $30 1/2 day, you supply all of your gear/tackle.

He can only do afternoon trips at this time since he is still in school and has soccer on Saturday's. No Sunday trips.

All fish below 3 and over 15#'s may be kept.

Pictures and references available upon request.

Kdog

GeauxLSU 04-23-2005 12:00 PM

Reference #1.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kdog
Logan offers guided trips on his private pond. $50 per day, $30 1/2 day, you supply all of your gear/tackle.

He can only do afternoon trips at this time since he is still in school and has soccer on Saturday's. No Sunday trips.

All fish below 3 and over 15#'s may be kept.

Pictures and references available upon request.

Kdog

:rofl:
That boy can most CERTAINLY fish!
Hunt/fish safely,
Phil

Pappy 04-24-2005 06:29 AM

Ryan Coleman on Lake Lanier specializes in spotted bass on Lanier. Ive used him twice. Best in my book for Big Syd!

bradpatt03 05-09-2005 10:39 AM

we always use Buster Green on lake hartwell for stripers and we WEAR them out. its a blast

bradpatt03 05-09-2005 10:39 AM

as far as bass- my dad's always been my guide...he's free and he puts me on em EVERY TIME. it never ceases to amaze me.

B Young 05-16-2005 08:54 AM

I think Aaron Batson is the best. My dad Jeff Young and I went on a hybrid trip yesterday (May 15) with him and we had a blast. We caught alot of hybrids and and a couple largemouths.

Harvester 05-23-2005 11:50 AM

Jonny Chapman For West Point live bait,, Richard Seay or Chapman for artificial. Totally Enjoyed Chapman. Chapman Used to be out of Woodbury

Slayer 06-02-2005 05:06 PM

Head to lLanier!!!!! and use Ryan Colman!!!!!!!!

1 four pond spot and your hooked for life!!!!!

Woody52 06-07-2005 03:39 PM

If you want to fish Lake Lanier, call Randy Dover. There was an article in last month's GON issue for Randy Dover Sr. catching crappie in lanier. I've fished lanier with him for years and he's one of the most knowledgable anglers on the lake. If you want to catch some Stripers, call his son, Randy Jr. He fishes the Gold Cup Series for the NSBA (www.fishnsba.com). He won team of the year last year, and can flat out catch some stripers. These two men have taught me more than I could ever hope to know about fishing. PM me for their numbers.

Al33 06-19-2005 10:48 AM

Danny Leigh for OUTSTANDING North Ga river stripers
 
I have been on three trips with Danny, and as most of you regulars here have seen from not only my posts, but some others as well, Danny puts you on the fish.

Truly, I could not ask for any better service from a guide. His boat will get you places you could otherwise only dream about.

Catching stripers in the river currents is a thrill and a challenge, and if you go with him, you'll have no doubt your money was well spent and you'll want to book him again. The man earns every penny. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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