Kayak Bass Fishing Lessons & Guide Services

Learn tips & tricks to bass fishing while fishing out of your kayak on Lake Lanier and other North GA reservoirs.

Kayak fishing for bass on Lake Lanier, Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir, or any other North Georgia lake can be a very rewarding endeavor. With the right knowledge and experience, we believe in giving kayak anglers, new or experienced, the ability to launch out onto any of the North Georgia reservoirs and catch fish.


Whether your targeting spotted bass or largemouth bass, Festive Water provides the lessons, guidance, and experience necessary to make this possible for any angler. Kayak bass fishing lessons on the lake generally last 4 hours. At our launch point, we will go over: 

  • Rods
  • Reels
  • Line- Fluoro, Mono, Braid
  • Lake Structure- Above & Below Water
  • What Gear to Choose
  • Knot Tying
  • Casting
  • Bass Beds
  • Weather & Fishing
  • Action and Power of Fishing Rods
  • Bait Selection & Categories
  • Lake Reading & Spot Choosing
  • Pond Fishing
  • Skipping Jigs & Worms
  • & More!

After we spend roughly 1 hour going over these topics we will go over basic kayak safety and get ready to launch. Once on the water, we will begin on water application of kayak bass fishing on Lake Lanier. In this part of the lesson we will begin fishing as your guide & instructor give tips and pointers on how to: 

  • Skip Casting
  • Cast While Standing
  • Dealing with Wind
  • Setting up on a Spot
  • Stealth Paddling Techniques
  • What to do when Snagged
  • “Rod-In-Hand” Steering & Paddling
  • Understanding Currents & Fishing
Guided Trips

If you're an experienced angler, or not interested in lessons, but rather being shown Lake Lanier hot spots for spotted bass and largemouth bass, Nathan also takes kayak anglers out on guided trips. Trips last as long as you have the time, from 4 hour to 8 hour sessions on Lanier, Allatoona, Hollis Q. Lathem, Bull Sluice, or Hickory Log.

Meet Our Guide

Nathan Skinner is passionate about kayak bass fishing. His enthusiasm for fishing is infectious and he takes great pride in helping people achieve success on the water. His patience and ability to articulate fishing concepts and techniques makes him an outstanding teacher and guide. These are just some of the reasons why Nathan is also a team member with Bonafide Kayaks, Cashion Fishing Rods, X Zone Lures, Eternal Lithium, and other great brands.