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.
Jeff was amazing! He really knew the water and where the fish were biting at different times of the day. There were four of us on the trip (2 beginners, 2 experienced) and we all caught 10+ fish (catfish, spotted bass... Read More
- Angie Rysanek Verified
I have known Jeff Tomlin for more than 20 years. Each and every time we Jeff takes us out we have an awesome day. The most important is Jeff makes sure the Lord is present the whole trip. We would put Jeff up against ... Read More
- Raymond and Rona Wilson Verified
Has an awesome day with Jeff last weekend. We caught over 73 fish with some of the biggest spotted bass I have ever caught or seen. His livescope system is the game changer and he had it dialed in. Would highly recomm... Read More
- Dan Prasad Verified
Incredible experience. We weren't fishing. We were catching. We had 15 fish by 6:45 a.m. Jeff had the right bait, and we slayed them. In all we caught over 40 fish and were back home by 12. I can't say enough ni... Read More
- Todd Greene Verified
Captain Jeff knows how to fish! We caught pretty much every type of fish that lives in lake Norman including a monster catfish. He went above and beyond to catch live bait before we showed up at 6:30am. He also ... Read More
- Jonathan Mangels Verified
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.
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.
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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