Fontana Lake FishingFontana Fishing Guide Service
We offer guided fishing trips on Fontana Lake, NC.
Fish for walleye, smallmouth bass and lake trout on one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast!
Schedule - Contact - Lake Info - Rates - Fishing Licenses - Lodging - Area Map
"It's BIG water... don't wander around like a BLIND pig!"
25 years experience,
NC Licensed Fishing Guide Service
18 1/2' Starcraft Bowrider Boat
Fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout
4, 6, and 8-Hour fishing trips available 7 days a week,
year -round. Call for availability and scheduling arrangements.
Suggestions on what to bring:
Refreshments, Lunch, Snacks
Call us and make arrangements for a unique Fontana Lake fishing and sightseeing expedition today, on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Southeast!
While you're here, enjoy our local area attractions:
Great Smokies Railroad
Tsali Rec Area
Blue Ridge Parkway
Park Flora & Fauna
General Park Info
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Oconaluftee - Authentic Cherokee Village
Museum of the Cherokee
Cherokee Indian Reservation
& Fly Fishing On Area Streams
We are a NC licensed fishing guide service with more than 25 years of guide experience. We are available for 8, 6, and 4-hour fishing excursions for up to 4 people maximum per trip, 7 days a week, year-round. Please call and make reservations for scheduled trips and we will hold that time and date for you. Walk-ins welcome, on a first-come, first-served basis only. Call us for more information on available times and for reservations and scheduling information. (828) 862-7958
Fish for walleye, lake trout and bass on beautiful Fontana Lake in Western North Carolina. This 10,230 acre scenic lake with 230 miles of shoreline is nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest on the Little Tennessee River in the mountains of western North Carolina. Fontana Dam, at 480 feet high and 2,365 feet wide, is the highest dam east of the Rocky Mountains. At an elevation of around 1700 feet, Fontana is one of the deepest lakes in the region, with areas reaching depths of 400 feet. This lake attracts fishermen from all over the country and offers some of the best fishing in the southeast, with abundant small and large mouth bass, trout, crappie, walleye pike, and perch. Call us for your guided fishing excursion today!
Lake Fishing Charters:
8 hour trips: $275 for one person, $75 each additional person
6 hour trips: $240 for one person, $55 each additional person
4 hour trips: $180 for one person, $55 each additional person
Four persons maximum per boat.
Larger groups require using multiple boats and guides.
Fly Fishing For Trout On Area Streams:
8 hour trips: $200 for one person, $75 each additional person
4 hour trips: $150 for one person, $40 each additional person
Three persons maximum per trip for fly fishing.
First come, first served availability. We require a $50 deposit for advance reservations. We should receive your check or money order at least 10 days in advance of your trip date. Please call us at (828) 862-7958 to make arrangements for your trip, and for more information about availabilty and excursion times. Please leave your name and phone number and we will return your call.
We provide all fishing gear, bait and tackle, life preservers, and flotation devices for each member of your fishing party. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments, limit one cooler per party. All fees are due upon arrival, cash or check only please.
You must have a valid NC State Fishing License to fish on Fontana Lake. Prices vary depending upon the type of license you purchase. 10-day basic licenses are available for out of state residents for only $10. These licenses are available at several locations nearby, including Almond Boat Park (4 miles away), Smoky Mountain Bait and Tackle Shop (appx. 10 miles), any local Wal-mart store, Fontana Village Resort (appx. 20 miles away), or you may purchase your license online here, wildlife.state.nc.us, or ncwildlife.org. You are responsible for obtaining valid licenses or permits prior to the excursion. All state and local fishing laws and regulations apply.
Lodging is available at several locations nearby, within a twenty miles radius. Please call the providers for availability and rates.
Alarka Boat Dock (828) 488-3841
Prince Boat Dock Houseboat Rentals (828) 479-3704
Almond Boat, RV Park, & Cottages (828) 488-6423
Freeman's Motel (828) 488-2737
Tumbling Waters Campground (828) 479-3814
Nantahala Village (828) 488-2826
Fontana Village Resort (828) 498-2911
Tsali Campground (828) 488-6431
Other accomodations are available in nearby Bryson City, NC., and Robbinsville, NC. Both of these small towns are less than 15 miles away. Please check our area map below for other locations within driving distance from Lake Fontana.
All mileage is approximate.
Local Area Map
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