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Joel travels on the national tournament trail full time, bringing his sponsors message to people all over the United States and living the dream of bass fishermen everywhere.








Go Bass Fishing with Joel Richardson



Rates for following lakes: Bugg’s Island/Kerr Reservoir 

(Full days only)


Full Day for one or two persons       $400.00



Rates for following lakes: Belews Creek, High Rock, Badin, Lake Norman, Hyco,  and Philpott Lake

The new Randelman Reservior, Sharon Harris and Jordan Lake




Full Day for one or two persons       $400.00


Half a Day           Belews or Randleman           $325.00


Call rate quote    336.803.2195



* Large group rates are available. Call for details.



Types of Guide Trips offered:


Parent-Child Outings- See guide rates

Joel is a firm believer that plugs are better than drugs, and what better way to get'em hooked early is there than taking your child along for a fun-filled day of fishing. Let Joel teach your child the finer points of fishing and caring for the environment while you do your own angling.


Educational Trips- Basics  $3,750.00 (10 sessions)

Do you love to go fishing but find it difficult to consistently put fish in the boat? Perhaps you're new to the sport and want to get better quicker. Specifically tailored for the novice, Joel offers a 10 session training seminar which aim's to improve your skill level in all areas. At the end of this training you will be amazed at how much more confident you are in your own abilities, regardless of the conditions. Joel will pick the lakes for instruction based on conditions and technique.




§                     Sunscreen

§                     Camera

§                     Lunch, Snacks, Drinks (Water provided)

§                     NC or VA fishing license ( / )

§                     Sunglasses (Polarized work the best)

§                     Appropriate attire (During warm weather Joel recommends carrying light rain gear as a precaution. During winter months coveralls and hand warmers are highly recommended.





















Joel now guides full time in the North Carolina and Virginia area. He will help you learn the tricks and tips that have made him a prominent angler on the national tours.



Kerr Lake, known locally as Bugg's Island, is one of Joel's favorite waters to fish. The brand new Randleman Reservoir is producing huge catches and fast moving to one of the best lakes on the East Coast.