Customer Testimonials
Shane Watson Guide Service - Lake Lanier, GA


Thank you for making our fishing trip today so pleasant and memorable. I greatly appreciate your patience and assistance with the logistics, and our time on the lake was absolutely amazing. Our Captain was so kind and helpful and his personality and knowledge is great for beginners and more seasoned fishermen. In addition to catching more fish than I ever thought possible, we had a wonderful boat ride, great laughs, and nice conversation. I would highly recommend your company to anyone looking to have a beautiful day on the lake. I look forward to visiting you again in the very near future!

C. Anderson
Atlanta, GA

Bill Queen:

A super blessed day fishing on Lake Lanier with a great man & the best guide in the US!

I wanted to let you guys know that my 15 year-old nephew and I had a fantastic morning on the lake with our guide. We boated spots and stripers. My nephew learned a ton about fishing and I learned a lot more about fishing on Lanier, especially about catching stripers. Our guide did an outstanding job and I'm going to call you guys soon to book some time with him this summer. Kudos to Shane Watson Guide Service for putting us On The Bite!!!

Greg Mackey

Hello Pam,

Last Monday, our son experienced a fishing adventure of a lifetime as we spent 4 hours with your service on beautiful Lake Lanier. Our guide was absolutely wonderful with Milton - knighting him "co-captain" of the boat as he taught him everything he needed to know to enjoy fishing....pull & reel, netting the fish, reading the sonar, etc.

Milton studied everything he could weeks before about fishing on Lake Lanier but the actual experience was more than he could imagine. Our guide was the perfect teacher and mentor to an 8 year old boy who now wants to retire as a fishing guide. While he has a few years before he sees retirement, the pictures we have of him catching his first big fish will last forever.

I knew the first time I spoke with you, that I made the right decision in selecting Shane's Guide Service but I would not have imagined that it would be so great. Thank you very much! If we ever visit Atlanta again, you can be sure that we will plan another trip with your team.

The Dauber Family from New Jersey


Thanks for setting us up with Shane. We had a great trip. We fished for three days and caught a lot of nice fish. Shane was great explaining things along the way and would always answer any questions that we had about fishing in general. I have done a lot of fishing with guides and Shane was the best. He asked what we wanted to do, catch a lot of fish each day or go for the big ones. The lake, the weather, and the trip was great. Looking forward to coming down with my sons to fish with Shane again. Could you please e-mail me the pictures of our trip? I believe the days were 20, 21, 22 of Sept.

Thanks again,
David Lumsden

I would like to share with everyone a testimonial for Shane Watson’s Service. Our group just finished 3 days on Shane’s boat and had a fantastic time. We flew in from Chicago and stayed at Lake Lanier Islands Resort (Great Facility & Great Food). We fished 3 consecutive mornings with Shane and boated 70 striped bass with our largest being 19 pounds respectively. Shane was prompt, professional, and a great guide. His boat and equipment was state of the art. We shopped around and were glad we made the right choice. Many of the other services on the web lacked the experience that we were looking for and most tried to sell us on 8 hour trips. Shane’s sales person recommended doing 3 half days trips. This saved us money and also put us on the water during the prime morning feeding time. We caught plenty of fish each day and got back in time for afternoon golf. The whole experience was amazing. If you too are traveling to Lake Lanier and looking for a great fishing guide, look no further. Shane Watson was a great guide and a gracious host.

N. Micelli & Family
Chicago, IL

I took clients out with Shane in July and had a great time. Within our 4 hour trip we caught and released 30 stripers over 10 pounds. At one point we had 4 fish on at the same time. My clients and I were impressed with the first rate service and professionalism that we received from everyone at Shane Watson's Service.

D. Thornton
Charlotte, NC

Shane is the best of the best. I have fished with them all and Shane puts us on the fish everytime. My biggest one to date is 37 pounds. See you in December Shane.

B. Byrd
Atlanta, GA

Best Guide on Lanier. Had an opportunity to take my family on an outing with Shane Watson. I have heard a lot about him and am glad I called. We spent a half day fishing (lowest rates on lake; I checked around). We caught a total of 9 stripers with the largest weighing 28 pounds. (it's being mounted for my office). The best money I ever spent. First class service, professional and best of equipment. We will be back.

Coleman Family
Duluth, GA

I have fished on all of Shane's boats and each one of his guides are a joy to fish with. I appreciate the fine service from the lady at the office, the people at the store, and all the guides. I fish 2 times a month with Shane or his men.

Roswell, GA

Shane Watson is a nice guy and a great fisherman. It was my first outing with Shane and we caught 28 stripers casting jigs. This trip was much more enjoyable than my coastal excursions, (bigger fish and no sea sickness). Thanks Shane, for the best fishing day of my life. Thank you Pam, you are a pleasure to deal with. I'll be calling you about a company outing for this summer.

T. Russell
Atlanta, GA

I have fished with Shane for 20 years and he is still the same nice kid that took me striper fishing long ago at the marina. He is a little older now and his boats have gotten nicer, but success hasn't changed him a bit. Shane is an example to us all, he had a dream when he was young, struggled, worked hard, and made it happen. If you are considering a Lake Lanier Guide, you won't find any better or more fun than Shane Watson.

P. Barnett
Lake Lanier, GA

I saw this page and wanted to give my recommendation for Shane. I would not be the fisherman that I am today if it weren't for Shane Watson's teachings and fishing reports. He always takes the time to answer my questions whenever I see him at the store or the lake. He gives more back to the fishing community than any other guide on Lanier. Thanks Shane for making a difference.

S. Phillips
Woodstock, GA

Thanks Shane. Connie and I had a great time with those busting fish. See you soon.

Bill & Connie M.
Chattanooga, TN

I would like to thank everyone at Shane Watson Guide Service for putting on a great tournament for our company. Everything was perfect. We look forward to next years event.

Thanks again,
J. Saunders
Bostwick Holdings, LLC
North America

Shane, Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for the great fishing trip! We loved every minute of it! When we got home, we fileted the fish, marinated some and blackened them with some seasoning and threw them on the grill. Ummmmmmh good eatin'!! Thanks again and God bless to you and your family!

Becky, Darrell, and Ken
Marietta GA

Just wanted to take the time to let you guys know you are the best! We just finished our third trip with you all and once again it was top notch. Our guides were very professional. We will see you again!

Qualified Electrical Contractors
Auburn, GA

Shane, My son and I had a GREAT TIME. You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for posting Davids picture on your web site. He will have some bragging rights when he arrives home. Thanks again.

DAV Walter
USMC 1966-1970

Pam: My brother, Steve Shelley and I fished with Shane on Wed. and had quite a day catching big stripers which Shane took some pictures. If you can, please E-mail the pictures to us. Tell Shane thanks and we will see him next trip. Thanks

Frank Shelley

We definitely enjoyed our trip. Thanks for doing a great job with every aspect. It added to my dad's trip(and the stories to tell his buddies).

Pierre Beuret

Miss Pam ... Once again Shane did really great... He's a great guide , great company , we took some great fish and he takes great pictures too ! I just need to go with him more often. Thanks again for everything.

Billie Ranges