Captain Tony Shepherd

Meet Captain Tony Shepherd, the guy featured in the Augusta Chronicle fishing report, regional magazines and local TV shows. He answers to almost anything, even “that retired Army guy.” The important thing to know is that Tony can take you to the fish. And you will have fun doing it. He can put you onto bodacious hybrids and striped bass, catfish, white perch and crappie at Strom Thurmond Lake — or Clarks Hill if you’re old school like the captain and still call the lake by its original name.

Tony’s company, Little River Guide Service, is a multiple-boat operation competitively priced for a full day of fishing on the massive man-made lake shared by Georgia and South Carolina. Experience isn’t necessary. If you don’t know a rod from a reel, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve never fished, have no worries. Captain Tony is great with kids and old kids at heart. But you’re also in capable hands with his Second Captain O.G. Penner.

If you aren’t up for fun, don’t step aboard with Captain Tony and crew. Knowing something about fish isn’t mandatory. Having a good time … well, that’s required.

You’ll be hooked on Little River Guide Service the first time out. Folks say they’re a pretty good catch.


Little River Guide Service won’t go home without giving their all to fill that creel or the boss’ name isn’t Tony Shepherd. These folks aim for 100 percent satisfaction ‘cause if you aren’t happy, they aren’t either. Flinging fish are what they do best, and they’d love to catch some with you and your friends.

As low as $85 per person for a group of 6

Full Day


1-2 People $300
3 People $350
4 People $400
5 People $450
6 People $500

Each child 12 and younger fishes free with a paying adult.

Tony and company don’t need much excuse to board a boat. Trips are ordinarily 6 hours but can be tailored to fit your needs. Their 27-foot tritoon sits 6 adults comfortably and is spacious enough for a wheelchair.

Call (706) 210-3474 to book your Lake Thurmond/Clarks Hill experience with Captain Tony and crew. They’re equipped for:

  • Corporate parties
  • Special occasions, including kids’ birthday parties
  • Large groups
  • Family fun days
  • Instructional trips that cover electronics, mapping, boat rigging and targeting fish

What’s Provided:

  • Fishing gear
  • Live bait
  • Ice and an attitude: “We’re not leaving here without fish.”
  • Dependable equipment
  • Top-notch customer service (In other words, it ain’t “crappie”.)
  • Fish cleaning services (Yep, fillet ‘em to fry ‘em.)

What You Bring:

  • Sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses, if needed
  • Rain gear, if needed. Dress for the weather. It’s colder, hotter and windier on the water
  • A cooler for your catch
  • A camera to keep you honest (but Tony loves to be part of a well-spun fish tale)
  • Snacks and drinks. Adult beverages are OK, but safety first. Walking on a boat isn’t always easy, even when you’re sober.)
  • Georgia or South Carolina fishing license

There’s no fishing without a license, and everyone 16 and older must have one. Licenses can be purchased at many big-box retailers, sporting goods stores, bait and tackle shops, or right here:

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  • Gift certificates
  • Military discounts
  • Lodging & taxidermy services