Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Make aquatic acquaintances with their own intrinsic value with today's Groupon: for $112, you get a half-day charter boat fishing trip with Lake Norman Ventures (a $225 value). Today’s deal includes the option to bring up to five additional people for $50 each. Charter boats are only available after 1 p.m.
With more than 50 years of fishing experience under his waterlogged belt, Captain Gus Gustafson wields the know-how necessary to hone the technique of everyone from proficient rod-wranglers to pint-sized first-timers. A half-day fishing trip aboard one of Captain Gus' 23-foot center-console charter boats lasts four hours, enough time to reel in a haul of Lake Norman's stripers, bass, crappie, catfish, and other scaled swimmers eager to escape the lake and the tyrannical algae who rule its autocratic underwater government. Lake Norman Ventures' sport-savvy staff stocks the boat with rods, reels, light tackle, bait, and ice, and during the trip, Captain Gus or one of his experienced angling aces will impart techniques to improve fishing results both on the trip and at home. The crew of friendly fishermen also enthusiastically coaches little ones through their first catches, allowing parents to stand by and capture the magic moments on camera or with hastily composed oil paintings.
Customers are welcome to bring along up to five more people for an additional $50 each, and all participants must have a North Carolina fishing license. Call ahead to schedule a trip, and consult Lake Norman Ventures for a recommendation on the best departure site, as the best fishing locations can change depending on the season.
Lake Norman Ventures has been featured on Associated Content:
- Captain Gus Gustafson has assembled a team of experienced fishing guides and charter boat captains to ensure your next fishing tour will be exciting and productive. – Jeffrey Weeks
Fishin' With Capt. Gus
Since the early 1960s, Captain Gus Gustafson has wrangled scaly creatures from the depths of scenic Lake Norman. Experienced in both saltwater and freshwater fishing, Captain Gus and his experienced guides help first-timers and veterans reel in lunkers such as striped and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, white perch, and mountain trout. Each trip departs on either a 23-foot center console or 25-foot pontoon boat, each equipped with state-of-the-art electronics such as GPS, depth finders, and a Big Mouth Billy Bass's public-domain mating calls.
20210 Henderson Rd.
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031Get Directions