Bill Vanderford’s Fishing Guide Service


PO Box 1222
Lawrenceville GA 30046


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am
First Big Bass
Lady's Striper
Our State Bird
Wild Turkeys at Lanier
Osprey with a Fish
Eagle Grabs a Fish
Big Buck Swimming at Sunset
Buck on a Point at Lanier
Copper head
Big Buck in the Woods
Deer Swimming in Velvet
Nice Spotted Bass
Fishing the Upper "Hooch"
Looking Down the Big Mouth
Lake Lanier Walleye
Up the Chattahoochee River
Lady with a Crappie
Father and Son Striper
Braves Bill Acree with a Striper
A Family Outing
Big Bass Near Sunset
Casting Lanier at Sunrise
An Upper "Hooch" Bass
Lady's Big Bass
Bill With A World Record Suwanee Bass

Bill Vanderford owns Georgia's oldest registered fishing guide service and offers a wide variety of whole- or half-day trips on Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. In 1993, Bill was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a "Legendary Guide." Bill offers educational guide services for all types of fish and wildlife tours, and fly fishing for trout, spotted bass, striped bass, rare shoal bass, walleyes, crappie and other panfish. Bill Vanderford also sells books, Swirleybird lures, and greeting cards for all occasions with his award-winning photography and words by award-winning travel writer Chris McBeath at

  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Restrooms
Near Interstate Highway
  • 285
  • 85
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Special Tags
  • Eco-Friendly
  • LGBT
Suitable for Ages
  • Adults (18+)
  • Adults (21+)
  • All Ages
  • Seniors (55+)
  • Teens (13-18)
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Partially Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
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