Big Fish Heads Guide Service

Big Fish Heads Guide Service is the go-to charter service for trophy fish and a fun, safe trip. Captain Doug Nelms has been fishing Lake Oconee for over 20 years. He’s put more happy customers on their personal best than he can remember. If you want to enjoy the best that Lake Oconee can offer, you’ve come to the right place.

Climb aboard Capt. Doug’s 23’ Ranger boat and you immediately see that you’re fishing with the best. Hummingbird electronics spring to life as they scan the depths for trophy fish, while the boat’s Minn Kota trolling motor powers you towards the fish in silence - no spooked Stripers here!

Lake Oconee is famous for its awesome Bass fishing, with both Striped and Hybrid Striped Bass present year-round. January through April, you can also enjoy productive Crappie fishing, filling the boat with delicious panfish before heading home for a freshly-caught lunch.

No matter what you’re after, you can reel it in with confidence, using quality Shimano rods and G Loomis reels. Capt. Doug uses various techniques depending on the time of year. March through June, live bait rules the lake. In the heat of summer, you can enjoy the breeze as you troll umbrella rigs. September-December, it’s all about casting lures. If you want to practice your fly game, you’re also more than welcome to bring your fly fishing gear along.

Most spots are less than 20 minutes from the dock and Capt. Doug never watches the clock. This means maximum fishing time in one of Georgia’s best lakes. Throw in the president of the Lake Oconee Guide Association as your guide, and you’re almost guaranteed to land something special.

So whether you live locally or you’re in Atlanta on business, climb aboard with Big Fish Heads Guide Service and get back to the important things in life: a rod in your hands, a fish on your hook, and beautiful scenery every way you look.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip - Crappie
    Cancelación GRATIS 14 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jan 1 - Apr 1 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $400
    This trip is advertised for 4 hours, but you will normally just stay until you all get enough. Due to the finicky nature of these big trophy fish, Capt. Doug very seldom watches the clock.
  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip - Stripers
    Cancelación GRATIS 14 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $400
    This is a 4-hour Striper trip. This is usually the most sought after trip that Capt. Doug offers, and he can schedule it around hours that the fish will be active.
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Sobre el Captain

Doug Nelms
Buckhead, Georgia, Estados Unidos
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19 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 3 horas
Miembro desde Julio 2018
Captain Doug Nelms has fished all his life and moved to Lake Oconee around 20 years ago. He was always taking friends out, so he decided to make a business out of it. Capt. Doug is the president of Lake Oconee Guide Association. He knows these waters better than anyone and will go all out to get you on some real trophies during your trip.

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Especies de Interés

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Crappie Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Especificaciones del barco

Ranger 2360 (Bay boat) construido en 2018. Impulsado por 250HP Yamaha SHO 4 motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 50 nudos.

Longitud
23 ft
Capacidad
6 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Pesca en Lado

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Pesca con Mosca

Servicios

GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Motor de troleo inalámbrico
Outriggers
Nevera para la pesca
GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Motor de troleo inalámbrico
Outriggers
Nevera para la pesca

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Bebidas

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 14 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 14 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Opción de traslado después de reservar
El traslado hacia/desde el lugar de salida puede estar disponible e incluido en el precio según su ubicación y la distancia desde el muelle.
Se permiten niños
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Efectivo
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Al pagar el saldo restante con tarjeta de crédito, habrá un cargo adicional del 5%

Opiniones de los clientes

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Buena experiencia
100%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
89%
Apto para niños
92%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
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Lyman, SC
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A GREAT DAY !!

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip - Crappie on Marzo 24, 2021
Wow.  We had a 1/2 day of crappie fishing with Capt. Doug.  Had a wonderful time and caught an above average amount of fish. ...
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Susanna W.
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Fishing with Doug

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip - Stripers on Febrero 9, 2021
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Tausha M.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Half Day Trip for a Teen Birthday

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip - Stripers on Agosto 22, 2020
Booked a trip for my son’s 14th birthday. Two boats for a group of 8. It was our first fishing charter and something he’s...
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Gary F.
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Full Day Trip with Captain Doug Nelms

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Stripers (MAX 4) on Marzo 26, 2019
We planned a full day trip in search of Stripers and Hybrids during a time when the bite is normally on fire. The weather this...
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Joseph M.
Amma, WV
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Half day trip with Jason

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Stripers (MAX 4) on Julio 12, 2020
Captain Jason was a great Captain and we plan on doing another trip with him in the future.  We caught an 8 pound catfish...
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FAQs about Big Fish Heads Guide Service

Big Fish Heads Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip - Crappie (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip - Stripers (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Fish Heads Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Hummingbird)
  • Localizador de peces (Hummingbird)
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Motor de troleo inalámbrico (Minnkota Ulterra)
  • Outriggers
  • Nevera para la pesca (Engel Coolers)

Trips booked with Big Fish Heads Guide Service include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (G Loomis, Shimano)
  • Carnada Viva (Mainly in the spring)
  • Señuelos
  • Bebidas

Big Fish Heads Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río
  • Pesca en Lado

Big Fish Heads Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Pesca con Mosca (Bring your own equipment)

Top targeted fish species with Big Fish Heads Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass