Captain Joey Baird

  (40 years experience)

Blue Persuasion Fishing Guide Service


North Carolina

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Cast your line into a day full of adventure with Blue Persuasion Fishing Guide Service! Bask in the breathtaking scenery of North Carolina and create a lifetime's worth of extraordinary memories with friends and family. As a lifelong, third-generation professional angler, Captain Joey Baird will do whatever it takes to put your group on the best bite of the day. He is also a Certified EMT-B and the previous North Carolina State Blue Catfish Record holder, so you're definitely in good hands!

You'll ride in style on an Angler Qwest pontoon outfitted with all the gear and supplies you'll need to have a safe and productive day on Lake Gaston. This vessel can comfortably fit up to 6 anglers. Whether you will be fishing for the first time, or a seasoned professional looking to find NC's next state record, Captain Joey welcomes everyone aboard to enjoy the action!

There are various trip lengths offered, and Joey makes every effort to tailor to the needs of your group. These waters are home to a wide range of fish species options to target, such as Blue, Flathead and Channel Catfish, Walleye, Bass, and other freshwater favorites that make the perfect fresh meal.

The charter will provide all the necessary gear, including rods, bait, and tackle. Feel free to bring your favorite food and drinks, as well as pick up a valid fishing license, and get ready for a heavy-action fishing experience!

The season is on, secure your spot with Blue Persuasion Fishing Guide Service today!

Guide Boat

Angler Qwest

Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Lake Gaston

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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