Water Bugz Fishing Guide

Quality guide, Quality fishing. Maximum effort on every trip.


Water Bugz Guide Service offers guided fishing trips on Lake Norman year-round with either half or full-day trips. Fishing trips are family-friendly while providing you with the excitement of catching hybrid bass, spotted bass, largemouth bass, white perch, and catfish. We use live bait and fish mostly with light tackle spinning rods, providing a lot of fun as you tackle the fish.

Our goal is to supply you with the gear that makes fishing an exciting experience. Jeff will be able to read your ability and make adjustments for any level of ability whether beginner or avid fishermen. So bring your A-game but don’t worry, beginners sometimes turn out to be pros by mid-trip.

The Boat -  Seaark Procat 240

24’ Seaark Procat 240 - offers plenty of room for your group (up to 4) and the fish you're going to catch. Our walk-thru windshield provides a comfortable ride as we seek out the fish. The boat is also furnished with a Bimini top as added comfort for the occasional rain or on those hot sunny days.

Water Bugz Guide Service's Seaark is equipped with spinning rod combos, Hummingbird Helix 12” screen, 24 volt Minn Kota Trolling Motor and is powered by 4 Stroke 200 HP Suzuki.

Guide Rates 

Half-Day (4 hours) $325 for up to 2 people. $75 for each additional person up to a maximum of 5 people. $75.00 deposit is due at time of booking and is non-refundable if cancelled within 5 days of scheduled trip.

No trips secured without deposit.

Why Hire Water Bugz Guide Service?

Fishing with a professional guide puts you in the best place and time with the best equipment, maximizing your fishing potential with minimum inconvenience.

Water Bugz Guide Service is dedicated to providing high-quality performance and service for you.

You can hire a guide several times a year and spend much less than you would to own and maintain your own boat. 

What to Bring

We provide everything needed to put fish in the boat. What you need to bring:
  1. A North Carolina Inland fishing license (short term or annual). Click here or call 888-248-6834 (Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm)
  2. Food and Drinks - small coolers are ok.
  3. Clothes for the climate - hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, coats, rainwear, etc.
  4. Cooler to carry your fish home once we return to the dock. 

The Lake

Lake Norman, created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy, is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina. The lake is fed by the Catawba River, and drains into Mountain Island Lake to the south.

Lake Norman borders four counties in North Carolina (Catawba, Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Lincoln). Lake Norman is 33.6 miles long, 9 miles wide, and has 520 miles of shoreline. Its average depth is 33.5 feet, but at its outlet it reaches a depth of 110 feet.

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Places to Stay on Lake Norman 

Waterfront Cabin

Welcome to lake living in this newly restored charming log cabin situated just 25 minutes from Charlotte. Come enjoy this cozy log cabin with its large living room, fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable sectional couch, and well-appointed beds.  Available through  AirBnB.

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Skipper's Lighthouse

Discover what lake life is all about at 'Skipper's Lighthouse' in Troutman. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental home features unparalleled waterfront views, a private boat dock with a ramp, a large deck with a gazebo, and so much more. Available through Evolve.

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