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Lake Chatuge Fishing Guide

Reel Job Fishing runs guided bass fishing trips on Lake Chatuge in North Georgia year round. Lake Chatuge is another deep clear fishery most popular for its thriving population of spotted bass. However, you can catch some really big largemouth bass if you know where to look. Our favorite time of year to fish Lake Chatuge is the spring because the fish are getting ready for the pre-spawn and they're very aggressive and eager to feed. In the spring you can catch bass multiple ways on Lake Chatuge. Flukes, sammy's, swimbaits, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits are some of the top producers during the spring.


The spotted bass will start to move out on gravel points and bank lines in 12 to 18 feet of water for spawning once the water temperature reaches 55-58 degrees. The largemouth bass will follow shortly after starting to stage in and around shallow pockets, brush piles, and shallow docks in 3-5 feet of water once water temperatures reach 63-68 degrees. This is when the awesome bass fishing begins. We can position our boat where you can actually see the bass on the beds and flip 3-inch tubes or jigs and watch the bass pick it up and move it out of the spawning bed. This makes for some really exciting bass fishing for our clients. If you're wanting to learn how to locate and bed fish more effectively, our guides can show you the secrets we use to consistently put trophy bass in the boat.

Summer fishing on Lake Chatuge offers plenty of docks for flipping and pitching, or throwing a fluke and spinnerbait around. There's also plenty of lay downs on the lake, and with all the bass tournaments that take place on Lake Chatuge, the local fishermen have made sure there's no shortage of brush piles off of points and offshore islands to target. When fishing these locations the best lure choices are: Texas rigged worms, shakey heads, jigs, and drop-shot rigs. Reel Job Fishing are experts on reading our electronics to locate bass on structure and underwater cover. We routinely teach our clients how to use them to locate and target bass on the lake. When we find ourselves fishing Lake Chatuge on windy days we often choose to throw spinnerbaits around docks and lay downs. Spotted bass cannot stand having a lure coming through their house, and it makes for some hot bass fishing.

Fall fishing is awesome like the spring on Lake Chatuge because the bass are starting to feed up in preparation for the cold winter ahead. We lik throwing crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits to target the aggressive bass. Although you can still catch bass fishing plastic worms and jigs, our guides generally opt for using reaction baits that allow us to cover lots of water fast in a days time.


Winter fishing on Lake Chatuge calls for us to slow our fishing presentations down. It's important to work smaller areas of water more thoroughly to entice bass that have a much smaller strike zone this time of year. Anglers can still throw crankbaits, drop-shot rig, float n' fly rig, and spoons, but you have to work your lures slowly to increase your success. Winter fishing calls for our guides to depend heavily on our electronics. Bass often move into deeper ares of the lake off of points in 35-45 feet of water during the winter. This calls for us to keep our boats positioned properly so we can present our lures exactly where the bass are holding.

Although the winter calls for more technical fishing we really enjoy guiding this time of year. Our guides and clients catch some really big bass during the winter months. We just have to work a little harder to get the bites. If you're looking for the top bass guide service on Lake Chatuge you've come to the right place. Give us a call to book your next guided trip and receive all the trip details.

List of Lakes we Guide

Reel Job Fishing also offers guided fly fishing and conventional fishing trips for bass on Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Nottely, Lake Lanier, Lake Burton, Lake Carters, Lake Chickamauga, Lake Hiawassee, Parksville Lake and Lake Nantahala. There are times when certain lakes are fishing better than others during the year. Because of this, don't be surprised if Reel Job Fishing recommends to our clients one of our other lakes for their guide trip date. It's our job to make sure your in the right location for optimum fishing. 

Fishing Tackle & Gear Used

Although our primary tackle used is conventional gear we do welcome fly fishermen, especially during peak months. However, clients need to understand that their fly casting level will significantly determine their success on the lake. If you know how to double haul and you consider yourself an advanced fly caster, you'll be fine.


Guide Boats

2006 Z21 Ranger Comanche, 2006 21' Bullet 

Rates & Pricing

Full Day (8 hours) - $375

1 or 2 anglers, with an additional $75 for a third angler

Half Day (4 hours) - $275

1 or 2 anglers, with an additional $75 for a third angler 

What's Included & Not Included

Included: All fishing tackle and gear, beverages and ice.

Not Included: Fishing License, lunch and guide gratuities

Payment Methods:

Reel Job Fishing only accepts Checks or Cash for payment on guided lake trips. Credit cards are not accepted at this time.

Meeting Locations:

We recommend contacting your fishing guide prior to your fishing trip to determine meeting locations and time. Each lake can differ for meeting locations.

Lodging & Cabin Rentals

Extra Services:

Are you interested in having a professional photographer capture the memories of your guide fishing trip? Louis Cahill has over thirty years of experience as a commercial photographer. Call us for pricing if interested. 

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