BILL VANDERFORD - Southeastern Travel Editor


Bill Vanderford moved to professional bass fishing in 1971 after a successful auto racing career in Europe. He opened his guide service on Atlanta's Lake Lanier the same year. He's won both local and regional tournaments, but since 1977 has concentrated on his guiding, writing and fishing. Bill has written three books -- one on Lake Lanier  -- and is the first southerner to be inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. He's a member of several writer's organizations, is outdoor editor for the Gwinnett Post Tribune and has a cable TV show, Gwinnett Outdoors. Call 770962-1241 for guide booking or referrals.

Secrets of Fishing Lake Lanier
by Bill Vanderford

Some lakes, like California's Lake Tahoe "look pretty, but fish ugly." Lanier's just the opposite.

Secrets of Fishing Lake Lanier by Bill Vanderford is his third book on Atlanta's "backyard" lake with extensive maps, quality information and the results of more than two decades running the first and, most agree, still the best and largest Lake Lanier guide service.

Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist W. Horace Carter noted, "I've fished with Bill Vanderford all over the United states and in several foreign countries. I can state unequivocally that Bill is the best fisherman I have ever known, including a lot of the professionals on the tournament circuits."

The 28 area-specific sheet maps in the back of the book keyed to 140 specific fishing sites would alone justify the price. Then, of course, you get all sorts of how-to from a fishing master.

Secrets of Fishing Lake Lanier, 156 pages, paperback is available at $12 plus $3 postage and handling from:

Bill Vanderford's Guide Service, Inc.
224 Pine Point Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30243
(404) 962-1241 phone & fax