Root Hog Fishing Guide Service, Fontana Lake NC
Fontana Fishing Guide Service
We offer guided fishing trips on Fontana Lake, NC.
Fish for walleye, smallmouth bass and lake trout on one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast!

Schedule  - Contact  - Lake Info  - Rates  - Fishing Licenses  - Lodging  - Area Map

"It's BIG water... don't wander around like a BLIND pig!"

25 years experience,
NC Licensed Fishing Guide Service

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18 1/2' Starcraft Bowrider Boat

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Fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout

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4, 6, and 8-Hour fishing trips available 7 days a week,
year -round. Call for availability and scheduling arrangements.

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Refreshments, Lunch, Snacks
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Call us and make arrangements for a unique fishing and sightseeing expedition today, on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Southeast!Fontana

While you're here, enjoy our local area attractions:

Fontana Dam

Fontana Lake

Great Smokies

Harrah's Casino

Tsali Rec Area

Cherohala Skyway

Joyce Kilmer

Blue Ridge Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Smoky Photos

Gatlinburg, TN

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Oconaluftee - Authentic Cherokee Village

Museum of the Cherokee

Cherokee Indian Reservation

Dwight Pigman, Root Hog Fishing Guide Service
Fontana Lake Root Hog Fishing Guide Service

    Guided Fishing Trips on Fontana Lake, NC
    Fly Fishing On Area Streams


    We are a NC licensed fishing guide service with more than 25 years of guide experience. We are available for 8, 6, and 4-hour fishing charters for up to 4 people maximum per trip, 7 days a week, year-round. Please call and make reservations for scheduled trips and we will hold that time and date for you. Walk-ins welcome, on a first-come, first-served basis only. Call us for more information on available times and for reservations and scheduling information. (828) 862-7958


    Dwight Pigman, fishing guide, Fontana LakeOwner and Guide: Dwight Pigman
    P.O Box 375
    Bryson City, North Carolina 28713
    (828) 862-7958
    Please leave your name and number and we will return your call as soon as possible.

    Lake Info

    Lake Fontana, western NC
    Fontana Lake Guided Fishing Trips title=Fontana Lake, NC Fishing Guide Service, walleye, bass, lake trout

    Fish for walleye, lake trout and bass on beautiful Fontana Lake in Western North Carolina. This 10,230 acre scenic lake with 230 miles of shoreline is nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest on the Little Tennessee River in the mountains of western North Carolina. Fontana Dam, at 480 feet high and 2,365 feet wide, is the highest dam east of the Rocky Mountains. At an elevation of around 1700 feet, Fontana is one of the deepest lakes in the region, with areas reaching depths of 400 feet. This lake attracts fishermen from all over the country and offers some of the best fishing in the southeast, with abundant small and large mouth bass, trout, crappie, walleye pike, and perch. Call us for your guided fishing charters today!


    Lake Fishing Charters:

    8 hour trips: $275 for one person, $75 each additional person
    6 hour trips: $240 for one person, $55 each additional person
    4 hour trips: $180 for one person, $55 each additional person
    Four persons maximum per boat.
    Larger groups require using multiple boats and guides.

    Fly Fishing For Trout On Area Streams:

    8 hour trips: $22
    5 for one person, $75 each additional person
    4 hour trips: $160 for one person, $65 each additional person
    Three persons maximum per trip for fly fishing.

    First come, first served availability. We require a $50 deposit for advance reservations. We should receive your check or money order at least 10 days in advance of your trip date. Please call us at (828) 862-7958 to make arrangements for your trip, and for more information about availabilty. Please leave your name and phone number and we will return your call.

    We provide all fishing gear, bait and tackle, life preservers, and flotation devices for each member of your fishing party. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments, limit one cooler per party. All fees are due upon arrival, cash or check only please.

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    Fishing Licenses:

    You must have a valid NC State Fishing License to fish on Fontana Lake. Prices vary depending upon the type of license you purchase. 10-day basic licenses are available for out of state residents. These licenses are available at several locations nearby, including Almond Boat Park (4 miles away), Smoky Mountain Bait and Tackle Shop (appx. 10 miles), any local Walmart store, Fontana Village Resort (appx. 20 miles away), or you may purchase your license online here, wildlife.state.nc.us or ncwildlife.org. You are responsible for obtaining valid licenses or permits prior to the charter. All state and local fishing laws and regulations apply.


    Lodging is available at several locations nearby, within a twenty miles radius. Please call the providers for availability and rates.

    Alarka Boat Dock (828) 488-3841
    Prince Boat Dock Houseboat Rentals (828) 479-3704
    Almond Boat, RV Park, & Cottages (828) 488-6423
    Freeman's Motel (828) 488-2737
    Tumbling Waters Campground (828) 479-3814
    Nantahala Village (828) 488-2826
    Fontana Village Resort (828) 498-2911
    Tsali Campground (828) 488-6431

    Other accomodations are available in nearby Bryson City, NC., and Robbinsville, NC. Both of these small towns are less than 15 miles away. Please check our area map below for other locations within driving distance from Lake Fontana.
    All mileage is approximate.

    Local Area Map

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