Brad Whitehead

Meet Captain Brad Whitehead

Meet The Pro Guide, Brad Whitehead of No Excuses Striper Fishing On Lake Lanier And His Boat

About Guide Brad Whitehead

Meet Captain Brad Whitehead, a local charter striper fishing guide on Lake Lanier. For the past two decades, Brad has been guiding in the lake and is an expert in striper fishing. He prides himself on his knowledge of the lake and its conditions so he can provide anglers with a successful and enjoyable fishing trip. 

He grew up in Alpharetta GA and he enjoys helping fellow anglers to learn the various ways to catch the hardest fighting fish this side of the ocean while making memories to last a lifetime.


Striped Bass Fishing

With a lifetime of experience, he specializes in striped bass fishing and has become a master at trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, and more. His passion for fishing is evident and as an experienced angler, his knowledge offers valuable insight to guests who have never tried striped bass fishing before or are seasoned veterans looking to hone their skills. 

Most Suitable Guests:

The most suitable guests for a day out with Brad are those who appreciate the outdoors and want to experience a unique adventure full of learning and fun. Whether they’re after the biggest catch or looking to learn more about fishing in general, Brad is happy to teach all skill levels how to find the most challenging fish species in the area. His enthusiasm knows no bounds as he shares stories from his decades of experience while helping anglers select the right equipment based on their preferences.

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Lake Lanier is a popular spot for anglers looking to score some big catches. Fish species you can expect in Lake Lanier include Striped Bass, Spotted Bass, Walleye, Catfish, and more.  

Striped bass is the main target of all Guide Brad's fishing trips on Lake Lanier with an average size ranging from two to five pounds. The spotted bass is also in abundance here, tending to be smaller than their striped counterparts at around one-and-a-half and three pounds.

The Boat:

Guide Brad Whitehead's 2016 Sea Hunt center console is a dream come true for avid boaters. This 22-foot vessel is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha outboard. It's equipped with the latest and greatest technology to help you find, identify, and catch fish. The Hummingbird Solix 15 is a state-of-the-art mapping system that can be used for navigation, communication, and fish finding. It uses high-definition imaging to create detailed maps of your surroundings so you know exactly where you are at all times and can easily locate schools of fish. With its built-in GPS, it allows for easy tracking of your course as well as locating nearby fish without having to waste time searching visually or manually.

Make sure to plan when finding an opening in a No Excuses Striper Fishing On Lake Lanier's schedule: popular dates tend to fill up quickly due to the high demand for these tours. Book now!

Soonest Trip Availability


No Excuses Striper Fishing On Lake Lanier Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

22 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Freshwater Fishing
Bass Fishing
Live Bait
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

- Rods, reels & tackle

- Lures

- Live Bait

- Drinks (Bottled Water)

Things To Bring

- Fishing License

- Food And Drinks

- Non-spray on Sunscreen

- Appropriate Clothing

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


Sea Hunt Center Console

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 4

Boat Length: 22

Manufacturer Name: Sea Hunt Center Console

Model Year: 2016

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 200

Maximum Cruising Speed: 40

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank