Joe Hale

Lake Norman Captain Joe Hale

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Meet Captain Joe Hale and Top Kat Fishing Guide Service

Get ready for an angling adventure like never before with Captain Joe Hale's Top Kat Fishing Guide Service on Lake Norman.

Captain Joe Hale's profound passion for fishing is the driving force behind his top-tier guide service. His love for the sport has deep roots, cultivated since a young age and continually growing stronger. Whether he's landing trophy catches on Lake Norman or guiding others to their own angling triumphs, Captain Joe's infectious enthusiasm transforms every fishing trip into an unforgettable adventure. Fishing isn't just a job for him; it's a way of life, setting him apart as an exceptional fishing guide.

Captain Joe's mastery in fishing, particularly in catfish and bass, is unparalleled. With years of experience and an in-depth understanding of these species' habits and habitats, he has perfected his skills. Navigating Lake Norman's waters to discover prime catfish spots or employing effective bass fishing techniques, Captain Joe's precision and knowledge make every trip an educational experience. His commitment to sharing his expertise ensures clients not only enjoy successful fishing outings but also gain valuable insights into the world of catfish and bass angling. With Captain Joe leading the way, you're in the hands of a genuine fishing expert ready to help you reel in those trophy catches.

Boat details

Introduced in 2005, the 20' Tracker Tundra comes fitted with a sturdy 150HP Mercury power engine, guaranteeing dependable and efficient performance while out on the water. Achieving a maximum speed of 48 knots, it promises an exhilarating adventure for water sports enthusiasts. This vessel can comfortably accommodate a group of guests.

Top Kat Fishing Guide Service ensures a fantastic day on the water that will leave everyone eager for a return trip.

Top Kat Fishing Guide Service Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

5 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Bass Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Insect Repellant
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

Rods, reels, and tackle


What to Bring:

Food and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses)

Wear weather-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 14 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.