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​Heron Outdoor Adventures specializes in Solutions, particularly getting you out on the water and making memories and catching fish, all while teaching you something new, including your hopeful contribution to the conservation of our natural resources.


For the angler, we specialize in Striped Bass and Hybrid Bass, Spotted Bass and Crappie fishing year-round, along with many other popular species of the North Georgia foothills. At Heron Outdoor Adventures we practice responsible conservation of our natural resources. This typically includes Catch-Photo-Release for most landlocked Striped Bass on Lake Allatoona. We are a premier Lake Allatoona fishing guide choice and we are convenient to the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas.

For others, your idea of the perfect outing might include watching the Eagles, Herons and Osprey, a tour of the lake, docking at one of our lakeside restaurants for a meal (including the "Blue Cat Lodge" - filming location of the TV series Ozark) or taking in a sunrise or sunset in style. The thrill of that first catch, the serenity of a sunrise or sunset, the tranquility of the sights and sounds of nature - these are all things we strive to ensure you experience.


We are a family-owned business. After many years of enjoying our own adventures on a myriad of waterways, and specifically on Lake Allatoona, my wife and I agreed that these types of experiences should be made available to everyone. She is a school teacher, has lived in the area for 20 years, and supports my passion of fishing  nearly 250 days a year, and sharing as many of those with hopeful new friends made along the way.

My name is Joseph, and I would be honored to be your guide. I have been an avid fisherman for over 40 years. In fact, if you ask my parents, though I was a brilliant student, any time I was bored and missing from school, I could be found at the local fishing hole. I am still on the water fishing 200+ days a year.

I started guiding people on fishing adventures and other outdoor excursions as early as age 16 on the Great Lakes and many NE lakes and streams. I have guided many guests here on Lake Allatoona through reputable guide services and a multitude of referrals over the years, and now also offer my services to you directly.

I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to offer my skills and resources to carry out that childhood dream of fishing while serving. I pride myself on relationship building, along with an expertise of fishing in general, and a vast knowledge of fish and wildlife conservation to share. 

​Our primary craft is a custom Parks Mfg. 24' SilverWave Tritoon with finely-tuned 200 HP that is set up for your specific Adventure in advance. It is equipped with a bimini top, all necessary safety gear as well as the latest in navigation and electronics, and naturally all the fishing gear we need to land some great catches! It is a truly comfortable craft and is particularly well-suited for even our Golden years guests, with easy boarding and off-loading for all. 

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