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Jerry Kotal's Fishing Guide Service is family-owned and operated right here in Elberton, GA. We treat every customer like they are family. I grew up fishing Lake Russell and the surrounding lakes. My family and I live within a few miles of Lake Russell. I have been fishing for over 30 years and love sharing the opportunity with others.  I  love fishing Lake Russell , Lake Hartwell, and Clarks Hill. I  have caught numerous fish on each of these lakes. My services specializes in catching Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Stripers, Yellow Perch, and Catfish. My guide service is available year around. 


​Lake Russell is centralized between the Georgia and South Carolina borders. It is approximately two hours from Atlanta,  GA and a little over an hour from Greenville, SC. You not only enjoy the great fishing the lakes have to offer, but also the other wildlife that is present. Bald Eagles are spotted from time to time, along with deer, and other wildlife. Lake Russell has a beautiful landscape to admire that you and others can relax and enjoy while out fishing. We are committed to ensuring you have a great day out on the lake with your family and friends!

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