I have been fishing since I was five years old in the freshwaters of PA for smallies catfish and largemouth bass. I moved to NC in 2001 and have been gaining ground on the red drum and other saltwater fish. I love nothing more than getting people on fish and sharing my love for the waters I fish.
Philip is based in the Central Piedmont area of North Carolina and offers trips on Greensboro, Burlington and Mebane lakes and rivers, targeting Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Catfish and Carp. Philip holds pro staff positions with Get:Outdoors, SIMMS Fishing, St. Croix Rod, Werner Paddles, Astral and Smith Optics. He believes every fish provides enjoyment in catching be it on conventional or fly tackle. When not on the water, Philip administers the Native Watercraft Owners Group.
Whether you are a novice, seasoned paddler, or angler, who is considering combining the two sports, join him on the water and experience the rewards of paddle fishing. Trips are booked through Get:Outdoors, one of the largest paddle sport retailers in the Carolinas, located in Greensboro, NC, at 800-450-6819. To schedule a trip directly call Philip at 336-324-9405.
Nathan is an avid angler with an absolute passion for kayak fishing. Based in Swansboro, NC, he enjoys introducing people to kayak fishing through his guide service, Angler’s Nook Guided Kayak Fishing Tours. Be it in the backwaters of Morehead City and Beaufort, or on the open flats located around Wilmington, Nathan uses his years of fishing experience in an endeavor to introduce new kayak anglers to a bent rod and a tight line with a Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled Trout or Flounder.
Whether you’ve always dreamed of targeting fish from a kayak or if you’ve wondered what kayak fishing would be like, Nathan welcomes the opportunity to share his time and experience with you on the water. Though he can’t guarantee that a fish will be caught on every outing, he is convinced that you will enjoy your time paddling the Coastal waters, and offers that you may just find yourself ‘reeled in’ by the ever growing sport of kayak fishing!
I fell in love with Southeastern North Carolina while stationed at Camp LeJeune. After leaving the Marine Corps I rediscovered fly fishing. I am a Co-Owner of Hook Line and Paddle Kayaks SUP and Canoe. When I am not at my shop custom rigging fishing kayaks for customers I am guiding on the water. Kayak fishing allows me to slip into areas that are inaccessible to other boats and I am always adventuring into new areas. I treat areas in which I fish with respect by leaving no trace, and strictly following state laws.
If you are interested in trying kayak fishing, I am the guide that wants to get you out on the water, and into the fish!
Chesapeake native Chris D. Dollar has fished and hunted from kayaks for more than 15 years. He is a licensed fishing guide in Maryland and Virginia, specializing in light tackle and fly fishing. C.D. hunts, fishes and explores the Chesapeake Bay and its coastal waters throughout the year and his boundless passion for the Chesapeake will make your kayak fishing trip an enjoyable and unique experience. Whether chasing stripers or specks, he can customize each trip to meet his clients’ goals. He also runs kayak fishing summer camps on the Chesapeake as well as at Ocean City, MD and Virginia Beach, VA. These camps provide fun, hands-on educational activities that teach young anglers (boys and girls) how to “think like a fish.” If you’re looking for an active outdoor program for your youngster this summer, our camps are it!
I grew up in the Bradenton Florida area fishing the waters of Manatee and Sarasota County Florida. I served over ten years on active duty in the U S Army, and retired as a Deputy Sheriff after serving more than twenty three years. I have been a kayak tour and fishing guide for four years and have guide hundreds of people in the waters of my home town.
Since Peter started fishing in South Florida in 1967, he has spent nearly every free day fishing in the flats, offshore, or fresh water. In the 90’s he discovered a new world when he purchased a kayak for fishing. Soon after Atlanta’s Upper Chattahoochee River showed him water seldom seen by anglers yet teaming with fish, he was featured in the Journal Constitution showing a rare Walleye catch.
Peter has appeared in numerous newspaper articles and as a guest on Southeastern radio and television shows discussing kayaking for shoal bass or kayak fishing the Gulf for sharks. He also fishes for rainbow trout, striper, snook, reds, bonefish, and grouper.
Captain Mike McNamara is a USCG licensed guide, and has been fishing the surrounding waters of the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge for 15 years. While he specializes in transport trips, loading kayaks in one of our custom skiffs and exploring new water, St Marks is also home of the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail, a 105 mile fishing adventure through the most pristine coastal marsh in Florida. Captain Mike is an ACA kayak instructor and a Florida Green Guide. As the owner and operator of St Marks Outfitters, your captain/guide can show you the vast kayaking opportunities and best fishing spots for redfish, speckled trout, tarpon and cobia. If you are interested in coastal marshes, crystal clear rivers and springs, and white sand barrier islands trips come paddle fish, take photos and relax.
Walt is based in Gainesville, GA and offers trips on Lake Lanier, targeting Spotted Bass and Stripped Bass. Walt holds Pro Staff positions with Werner paddles, Astral Designs, Immersion Research, Native Watercraft and the Outside World Outfitters.
Walt caters to those who are budding paddlers to seasoned experts, as well as those wanting to just check out kayak fishing for the first time. Trips can be booked through the Outside World located in Dawsonville, GA at (706) 265-4500 or you can call Walt directly (678) 777-8643.
Rich has enjoyed fishing most of his life, many places throughout the country from the Pacific coast to the mountains of Vermont. Moving to Florida in the nineties, he discovered using kayaks to fish and explore areas that were not accessible by any other means, particularly many backcountry areas. The 10,000 islands and the Everglades are extremely vast areas offering endless places to not only fish but to also explore and enjoy the wilderness and wildlife. Rich has now guided fishing out of kayaks for the last five years working from Naples to Goodland to down through the coastal Everglades. Services include everything from teaching newcomers the ropes of kayak fishing to rigging boats, etc., to leading the more experienced anglers targeting specific species of fish. Main fish species targeted are Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout using mostly light tackle, including spin and fly and using all artificial baits