Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service
Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service is located in Murphy, NC and Blairsville, GA and has been in business for over 15 years. Nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Big Ol' Fish Guiding service is Murphy's only full-time fishing charter service and Western North Carolina's only striped bass guide service.
Professional fishing guide and owner Shane Goebel is a Murphy, NC local and has over 28 years experience fishing the area's lakes. Darren Hughes is the owner of Hughes General Store and Bait Shop in Blairsville, GA and has been professionally guiding on the lakes of North Georgia for over 30 years. Both captains operate roomy 22-ft and 26-ft 2013 Carolina Skiff center console boats equipped with the best fishing rods, tackle and electronics. Rest assured that Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service has what it takes to tackle these awesome area lakes!
Areas of Service and Expertise
Big Ol' Fish specializes in live bait and artificial fishing methods that have landed them some huge trophy fish, including Shane's personal best 42-pound striper and Darren's personal best 53-lb striper, both caught on Lake Nottely in Blairsville, GA.
We offer guided fishing trips on Blairsville, GA's Lake Nottely, Hiawassee, GA's Lake Chatuge, Blue Ridge, GA's Lake Blue Ridge and Murphy, NC's Hiwassee Lake.