The Carolina’s premier fishing charters and hunting guide service

Up-Close Outfitters, LLC specializes in 1/2 and full-day guided fishing trips to some of the top bass and trout waters in the North Carolina and South Carolina area.   Our fishing guide service has chosen the foremost lakes in the region, such as lake Hartwell fishing for huge striped bass, lake Jocassee fishing for record-breaking trout and  lake Fontana fishing for some of the best walleye and smallmouth bass action the Southeast has to offer.  Our team of professional full time fishing guides specializes in finding those giant brown trout and largemouth bass we have all been fishing for over the years.  Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville NC, we are centralized to travel to South Carolina and western North Carolina.  Up-Close Outfitters also takes pride in the art of fly fishing in the Blue Ridge , Appalachian , & Great Smoky mountains of North Carolina for wild brook trout and stubborn rainbows.

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Guided Hunting Trips

Our NC fishing adventures don’t stop with fishing.  Up-Close Outfitters is also the only federally permitted guide service to offer guided turkey and deer hunts in the Pisgah National Forest.  Permitted to guide on 56,481 acres, we typically have access to over 25 turkey flocks, which enables us to hunt a new gobbler each time.

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CPR Certified


Coast Guard Capt.

IFFF Certified

Western North Carolina – The Obvious Fishing and Hunting Choice

It is no wonder why Western North Carolina is such a hotspot for the outdoor enthusiast.  No matter where you are from, you will find yourself right at home on a fishing charter with Up-Close Outfitters LLC.   Our team at Up-Close Outfitters is committed to providing you with that ultimate guided fishing and hunting experience you have been looking for.  Your satisfaction is our number one concern.

Ready? So are we!

Just send us an email or give us a call and we’ll get your adventure started!