Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service
We are located in Murphy, NC and Blairsville, GA and have been in business for over 20 years. Nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and Blairsville Georgia, Big Ol' Fish Guiding service is Murphy's only full-time fishing charter service and Western North Carolina's only striped bass guide service. 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.
Professional fishing guide and owner Shane Goebel is a Murphy, NC local and has over 30 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. Big Ol' Fish specializes in live bait and artificial fishing methods that have landed them some huge trophy fish, including Shane's personal best 44-pound striper and Darren's personal best 53-lb striper, both caught on Lake Nottely in Blairsville, GA. Both captains operate roomy 22-ft and 25-ft 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 mountain lakes!
Murphy, NC Owner
Blairsville, NC Owner
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Shane is an awesome guide. Knows the local lakes well and can put your trip on fish. I've been multiple times, from company outings to just taking the kids to watch those smiles. Shane keeps you where the action is, and while you're waiting on the rods to bend he can keep you entertained with his humor. Great guide, great guy”