Fishing FAQs

Below is a short list of fishing FAQs about freshwater fishing in North Carolina with Outdoor Expeditions USA. Please let us know if you have specific questions about the lakes, area or anything else when you contact us at 919-669-2959 or by email at

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes. A valid North Carolina fishing license is required and can be obtained through the NC Wildlife Resourses Commission by clicking here.

What do I need to bring?

I recommend bringing a hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen and rain gear if rain is in the forecast. Dress for the weather and put on a little extra in the cooler months. Bring anything you would like to eat or drink during the trip. Coolers are welcome on the pontoon boat. The bass boat has a built in cooler and I will store your food and drinks there. You are welcome to bring your personal rods, reels and any tackle that you would like also.

What are the rates and how do I book it?

Rates are posted on the Book A Trip section for Shearon Harris and Jordan. Falls Lake rates change depending on time of year and scheduling. Please call or email me directly for price quotes on Falls for specific dates. You can use any major credit card to reserve your trip. Call 919-669-2959 or email to confirm availability before you make your deposit.

Is there a place to stay close by the lakes?

Yes. Please see our “Accommodations” section for a map of lodging and dining close to the lake you will be fishing. I have arrangements with a few of the local motels to provide discounted rates for my clients so please ask about that when you contact me.

Do I need to bring any tackle?

All tackle, rods and reels are provided for use. I provide open faced spinning tackle for all clients at no additional charge. You are welcome to bring your own gear if you would like. Please make sure your line is rated for 10lb – 20lb test and is fresh so we don’t lose lures and BIG FISH!

How many people can go?

I recommend a maximum of two clients and one guide per bass boat for largemouth specific trips. Up to 6 for family fishing trips, variety fishing trips and cruises on the pontoon boat.