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Heron Outdoor Adventures

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Acworth GA

Joseph Martinelli, Captain at Heron Outdoor Adventures

Heron Outdoor Adventures specializes in getting you out on the water and making memories and catching fish, all while teaching you something new, including your hopeful contribution to the conservation of our natural resources. Captain Joseph Martinelli has been an avid fisherman for over 40 years. He finds the greatest joy in teaching a child or adult how to fish, even if it is for the first time. He cater to beginners, novice and avid or advanced fishers. No matter your skill level, he promises to teach you something new and exciting!


Captain Joseph specializes in Striped Bass and Hybrid Bass, Spotted Bass and Crappie fishing year-round, along with many other popular species of the North Georgia foothills. At Heron Outdoor Adventures we practice responsible conservation of our natural resources. This typically includes Catch-Photo-Release for most landlocked Striped Bass on Lake Allatoona.


Come aboard his custom Parks Mfg. 24' SilverWave Tritoon with finely-tuned 200 HP that is set up for your specific Adventure in advance. It is equipped with a bimini top, all necessary safety gear as well as the latest in navigation and electronics, and naturally all the fishing gear you need to land some great catches! It is a truly comfortable craft and is particularly well-suited for even Golden years guests, with easy boarding and off-loading for all. 


Captain Joseph also offers Adventures on Carters Lake, Lake Lanier, the Coosa River and surrounding waterways. You can craft a memorable guided fishing adventure or nature cruise to cover any specific needs you may have.

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Heron Outdoor Adventures 4 & 6 Hour Guided Fishing Adventure  fishing Lake

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4 & 6 Hour Guided Fishing Adventure

Lake Allatoona

Fishing - Lake

Private boat Experience

boat: 24' Silverwave Tritoon Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Crappie Spotted Bass Striped Bass

This is full service for 1 or 2 anglers from a comfortable ride to exciting catches on lovely Lake Allatoona. Enjoy being surrounded by nature while we fish and catch. We also offer trips to Carters Lake, Lake Lanier and West Point seasonally. Pricing for up to 6 people available upon request and corporate / multi boat trips are available. Let's go fishing!

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Heron Outdoor Adventures 4 & 6 Hour Guided Fishing Adventure  fishing Lake

4 & 6 Hour Guided Fishing Adventure

Lake Allatoona

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Private boat Experience

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Trip Description

Heron Outdoor Adventures Nature Adventure / Sunset Cruise  fishing Lake

Available Trip Times + Cost

Nature Adventure / Sunset Cruise

Lake Allatoona

Fishing - Lake

Private boat Experience

boat: 24' Silverwave Tritoon Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature here on beautiful Lake Allatoona. Your 2 hour nature excursion will take place from the comfort of our 24' Silverwave Tritoon, where you will have the opportunity to kick back and enjoy a sunrise or sunset!

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Nature Adventure / Sunset Cruise

Lake Allatoona

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July 24, 2024

On 10/2/22, my brother Stone Phillips took me and 2 other friends out on a half day, 4 hour fishing trip on Lake Altoona with our wonderful fishing guide Joe! We arrived at 6:45 and after a warm welcome, some safety requirements and fishing instructions, we were on our way to our first fishing hole. We could not have asked a more beautiful morning! The temperature was perfect, barely any breeze as hurricane Ian moved through the day before and made for an unforgettable sunrise! See pics! Unfortunately, the fish were not hungry that morning but Joe knew exactly where to takes us so that everyone on the boat got an opportunity to reel one in. We caught white bass, large mouth bass and a nice catfish. Because of the fact that is was a slow fishing day, Joe allowed us to continue far past our alloted "half-day" time limit. We could all feel that Joe wanted us to catch fish just as much as we did which is a prime example of his professionalism, all-round great attitude, witty personality and desire to show us a great time and catch fish! I consider myself an amateur photographer and I asked Joe if he ever sees any bald eagles on Lake Altoona. Well, to my surprise, he said he had seen one or two recently and knew about where a nest was. As we were on our way to one of his fishing spots, he points to a huge eagle soaring a few feet above the water and not far from us, and yells "Billy! There's your eagle!" It was one of the most awesome sights I've ever seen in 55 years! There is no doubt who I'm going to ask for my next guided fishing trip! Thank-You Joe and Heron Outdoors for a spectacular day on Lake Altoona! Best regards, Billy Sherwood

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July 24, 2024

Captain Joe took me and my Dad out early in the morning for a great time fishing! We caught a mess of fish, admired the beauty of Lake Allatoona and enjoyed being on the water. Captain Joe was a terrific guide with lots of stories and pointers for us as we fished. I'm telling all my friends about this great experience. Thank you Joe!

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July 24, 2024

Had an excellent day catching lots of fish. Joseph is an terrific guide.

July 24, 2024

My family and I had an absolute blast fishing with Captain Joseph. Great energy and he took us to where the fish were biting! Four of us and we caught about 10 big fish each. Can't wait to go back out again!

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July 24, 2024

We can’t recommend Herron Outdoor adventures enough. Joseph is very friendly and absolutely knows what he is doing. We caught more fish than we could count and had a wonderful day on Lake Altoona. My 5 year grandson was over the moon between catching fish and the boat ride. We spent 5 hours on the lake and a five year old didn’t complain once about going home , I think that says everything you need to know about the experience. If your thinking about hiring a fishing guide Herron Outdoors is a great place to start!

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July 24, 2024

We had a great time with Joseph! He knows how to fish and where to find the fish. We fished for hours and caught fish at every stop. Striper, Hybrids, Spots, and Whites. He truly cares and wants you to enjoy your experience. He goes above and beyond to see that that happens. We had a great time and will be going out again soon!

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