BIG FISH ON Lake Lanier Fishing Guide & Charter Service

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User:
Captain Mike Maddalena
Location:
Cumming, GA
United States United States
Contact Name:
Captain Mike Maddalena
Address:
2040 Foster Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
Description:

BIG FISH ON Lake Lanier Fishing Guides, started by two North Georgia Striper Club members, was formed so that we could share the fun and excitement of catching Silver Bullets, striped bass on Lake Lanier.

We guide primarily on Lake Lanier in North Georgia, though our trophy striper fishing guide trips span thought out Georgia and Tennessee.

We specialize in having FUN, catching stripers and for the trophy hunter we target monster stripers. We're your go to fishing guides for Lake Lanier Fishing and Georgia Fishing.

We have two types of charters, Trophy Trips and Lake Lanier Fishing Fun Trips.

Fun trips are designed for the novice or experienced anglers and children that want to spend an exciting day on Lake Lanier Fishing and catching stripers. These fun trips are ideal for the company outing and parent/child days. Corporate charters of all sizes can be accommodated. Fun trips are traditionally known as Striper Fishing Charters or Striper Fishing Guide Trips.

Trophy trips are designed for the experienced angler who wants to target the fish of a lifetime. Both our fun Lake Lanier Fishing Guide trips and our Trophy StriperFishing Guide trips are custom designed Striper Fishing Charter trips.

The Lake Lanier Fishing Guide Fun Trips and the Trophy trips are priced differently and has its own satisfaction GUARANTEE.

Gift certificates are available and we offer an exclusive Angler Rewards Program.

We provide the highest quality tackle, bait and have water and soda on board for all trips. Anglers 16 years of age and older are required to have a valid fishing license.

Book a charter today for an exciting day with the premier Lake Lanier Fishing Guides.

Amenities:
Bait & Tackle, Coolers and ice, Fish Filleting, Instruction, Photos of Your Trip, Rods, Safety Gear, Water
In business since:
2005
Experience:

Mike Maddalena is a full licensed USCG Charter Captain, trained in First Aid/CPR and has been striper fishing Lake Lanier since 1994, and throughout the Southeast since 2002. He is an accomplished tournament angler in both the Lake Lanier based North Georgia Striper Club (NGSC) and the Striped Bass Conservation Coalition. His NGSC accomplishments include many records, 7 angler of the year awards and 4 top six classic wins. Mike was Captain of Team Double Trouble, which fished the SBCC/NSBA Gold Cup Series . Double Trouble won the 2004 GA State Championship and the 2004 Live Release Team of The Year. Team Double Trouble also finished in the top 10 during the 2004-2006 Seasons of the NSBA's Gold Cup professional TEAM of the YEAR series. Capt. Mike also won the 2010 SBCC National Championship, beating the best tournament striped bass fishermen in the country. Captain Ken West is a Licensed U. S. Merchant Marine Officer, trained in First Aid/CPR and has been striper fishing North Georgia lakes and rivers since 1995. He is a FULL TIME guide and a member of the Lanier Striper Club. Ken loves the outdoors and has been fishing and hunting most of his 60+ years. Both Mike and Ken are members of the Lake Lanier Professional Guide Association.

Rates:
$300.00 to $500.00 per Trip/Outing
What to bring:

A Good Additude, Alcohol is welcome (please no glass) , Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Fishing License, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, No glass bottles, Raingear, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

Boat & Equipment Info

DA' Barge
Boat Name:
DA' Barge
Length:
23 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Carolina Skiff
Model:
DLV
Year:
2003
DA'  Little Barge
Boat Name:
DA' Little Barge
Length:
21 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Carolina Skiff
Model:
DLV
Year:
2004

Crew Members

Name:
Ken West
Title:
Captain
Phone:
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Biography:
Captain Ken West is a Licensed U. S. Merchant Marine Officer, trained in First Aid/CPR and has been striper fishing North Georgia lakes and rivers since 1995. He is a FULL TIME guide and a member of the Lanier Striper Club. Ken loves the outdoors and has been fishing and hunting most of his 60+ years.
Name:
Mike Maddalena
Title:
Owner/Captain
Phone:
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Email:
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Biography:
Captain Mike Maddalena is a Licensed U. S. Merchant Marine Officer, trained in First Aid/CPR and has been striper fishing North Georgia lakes and rivers since 1994. He is a FULL TIME guide and a member of the North Georgia Striper Club.

Fishing Spots

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Bull Sluice Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Roswell, GA
United States United States
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Carters Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Oakman, GA
United States United States
21 25 7 18
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Collins Hill Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lawrenceville, GA
United States United States
8 2 2
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Crowe Lakes Lake (Freshwater)

Jefferson, GA
United States United States
7 2 2
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George Pierce Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Suwanee, GA
United States United States
2 1 2 2
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Lake Lanier Lake (Freshwater)

Gainesville, GA
United States United States
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Lake Russell Lake (Freshwater)

Cornelia, GA
United States United States
5 7 6
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Nottely Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Blairsville, GA
United States United States
23 2 6
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Rhodes Jordan Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lawrenceville, GA
United States United States
7 2 6
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TOTO CREEK Creek (Freshwater)

Dawsonville, GA
United States United States
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Fishing Reports

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 12.07.12

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Service 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com   Striper fishing is good. The bait and the fish are moving into the creeks and will continue over the next month. This is the time of year when you need to keep your eyes on the water looking for working birds. If you can see fish busting the surface quietly move in and cast a 1/2 ounce Captain Mack buck tail jig with a small fluke tr...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 08.30.12

  Striper fishing is very good. Not a lot has changed this week. The fish remain scattered over various water depths from 50 to 120 feet. The fish are holding tight to the trees in the am and are moving into the creek and river channels in the afternoon. Now is when your Lowrance Structure Scan really pays off. Use it to locate the fish in the trees and when you Bob with big fish of the day.  find them drop down rods just on top of the trees. If you can find a...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 08.23.12

  Striper fishing is very good. With the cooling off of the water temperatures the fish have scattered over various water depths from 50 to 120 feet. The key continues to be the trees. Now is when your Lowrance Structure Scan really pays off. Use it to locate the fish in the trees and when you find them drop down rods just on top of the trees. If you can find a Doug and Philip enjoying the striper fishing on Lanier clean spot void of trees nearby try varying your d...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 07.13.12

The most up to date Lake Lanier  Striper Fishing Report on the web!! Striper fishing is good. The fish are biting but as always finding them is the challenge. With the increase in temperature the fish haved moved out into deeper water. I have been focusing on points over a 40 to 70 foot bottom in main lake and creek mouths. I am still Matt and his son Mike spending a day Striper Fishing on Lake Lanier – a double on bait! catching a few fish early on weighted...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 06.14.12

The most up to date Lake Lanier  Striper Fishing Report on the web!! Striper fishing is good. I have been focusing on points off the river channel and the mouth of creeks. I am still catching a few fish on weighted free lines but down rods at 25 to 35 feet Ben with a nice Lake Lanier Striped Bass  over a 30 to 50 foot bottom off of deep water points has been the most productive. I have also switched to a 6 to 7 foot 12 lb. fluorocarbon leader on all my down ro...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 05.18.12

Striper fishing is good. Last week we had to contend with rain, wind, cold fronts and a 8 degree drop in water temperature which seemed to scatter the fish and negatively affect the fishing. That’s the bad news. The good news is the weather is stabilizing and the fishing is improving. We are seeing surfacing fish on the south end of the lake and this weekend could be very good for top water. If you see surfacing fish resist the urge to go charging in Friends - Fishing on La...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 05.16.12

Striper fishing is very good. The fish are beginning to school and there has been some surfacing fish in the early am. However, there are lots of striper boats chasing surfacing fish and the fish are not staying up very long and will scatter in a heartbeat. You are probably better off pulling herring on points with a focus on points next to channel bends. Troy, Sterling and Paul with some nice Lake Sidney Lanier Sripers I am still pulling both down rods and free lines and c...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 04.09.12

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Guide Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com   Striper fishing continues to be very good. The lake is fishing like it is middle of May with the only exception of top water which can change any day. The fish are scattered in the mouth of creeks and main lake points. Free lines 50 to 100 feet back has worked best early with a focus on deep water points. When the sun rises we...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 03.30.12

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Guide Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com   Striper fishing continues to be excellent. With the rising temperatures the fish have moved out over the river channel and into the mouth of the creeks. Yes, that's right the mouth of the creeks! The Lake is fishing more like May instead of March. Good numbers of fish are being caught from Browns Bridge to the dam. Blue bl...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 03.19.12

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Guide Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com   Striper fishing is very good. With the rising temperatures the fish have moved out over the river channel and into the middle of the creeks. However the technique is the same; fishing a combination of boards, free lines and down lines. Some days they only wanted down rods at 17 to 25 feet and the next day they will only hit fr...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 03.01.12

Striper fishing is very good. The patter remains one of covering a lot of water with a variety of baits. I am not marking a lot of fish and have had my best success putting out a spread of live baits and searching an area. Ivan Walker with a nice Lanier Striped Bass Start in the back of the creeks early with un weighted free lines on four planner boards (two on each side) and two or three free lines behind the boat. Vary your length behind the boards and boat from 40 t...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 02.17.12

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Guide Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com   Striper fishing is good. Despite the cold temperatures and the wind the lake temperature really has not changed that much. The patter remains one of covering a lot of water with a variety of baits. Find the bait half way back to all the way back in the creeks. Start early with un weighted free lines on four planner boards and...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 02.11.12

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Guide Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com   Striper fishing is good. The projected cold fronts should lower the lake temperature by a few degrees and continue to drive the bait further back into the creeks and onto flats. We continue to have better luck on smaller baits but we have gotten a few reports of medium gizzards working. The key is to cover as much water as pos...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 02.06.12

Striper fishing is very good. Its February and the water temperature is in the low 50′s. I have never seen the lake water this warm in February. I have also never seen this much bait. There is plenty of bait 30 to 50 feet down over the river and creek channels. The river channel from Gainesville Marina to the Hwy 60 bridge is a prime example of deep water  bait. We are also seeing some bait starting to move into the back of the creeks over a 20 to 30 foot bottom. Ada and Gai...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 01.18.12

The most up to date Lake Lanier  Striper Fishing Report on the web!! Striper fishing is very good both in terms of size and  numbers. Not much has changed in  terms of technique. Find the large continuous strings of bait half way back in the creek  hannel and fish there. This has been the key for the last several weeks and will continue as long as the water temperatures stay in the mid to high 40′s.  The downrod bite just over the bait has been the ti...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 01.03.12

We closed out 2011 in style by breaking several Lake Lanier 2011 BIG FISH ON Lake Lanier Fishing Guide Boat Records.  Scott Shenk kicked things off by landing a nice 32 pound Striped Bass December 29, 2011 while his sons Ryan, Anthony and Warren were cheering him on. This was not only Scott’s biggest Striper but also his FIRST! He is probably ruined for life. Great job guys. Scott Shenk with a nice 32 pound Lanier Striped Bass, hi...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report 12.20.11

Striper fishing is good. The colder temperatures this week  has not made a significant  difference in the fishing. We continue to have two patterns. There is still a downrod bite on the South end of the lake in the creek mouths. Use your Lowrance Structure Scan to find these fish and drop baits to them on down rods. Trout, Gizzard Shad and Herring are all working. John and David with some nice Lanier Stripers! The key difference is with Herring you will also...

Fish

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Bass, Spotted (Micropterus punctulatus)

Freshwater
263
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Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848

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