The Livewell Ep. 41 - "Nail"ing Down Fall Bass Fishing


Danny and Ryan sit down with local Lake Lanier Fishing Guide Jeff Nail and discuss his new guide service and how to catch bass on Lake Lanier. We will also talk about how to catch bass in the fall. We will discuss how to catch bass on the dropshot, topwater, swimbaits, jigs, and worms.

Jeff Nail Fishing and Guide Service Info



Phone: 770.715.9933


A couple days before the trip, Jeff will reach out to determine the best meeting place and time for the day. Jeff will have water and ice on the boat but anything additional will need to be provided by you.

You are required to have a Georgia Fishing License. Follow the link below to purchase a license for the trip. 

You will be fishing out of a 2022 Triton 21 TRX powered by a Mercury 250 ProXs.   Currently, Jeff is running all three major brands of electronics in a manner which showcases each manufacturer’s strengths.

Reels are all made by Shimano:  Chronarch, Curado, and Stradic.

Reels are primarily paired with St. Croix rods.

Jeff purchased his boat from Advantage Boat Center in Cumming, GA.

About Jeff Nail 

Jeff Nail was born in Clearwater, Florida and was raised between the rural pine forest of south east Georgia and the urban beaches of western Florida. He graduated high school in Clearwater, Florida and attended college at the University of Georgia prior to enlisting in the army in 2000.

Jeff spent his Army career primarily assigned to Airborne Infantry/ Ranger units and finished his career as an instructor at The Sergeant Major Academy in El Paso, Texas. While in El Paso, Jeff pursued additional education and holds his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Texas, El Paso. Jeff was medically retired from the Army in 2020 and pursued a law degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

In September of 2021, Jeff and Janet moved back to Cumming, GA so they could play larger roles in the life of Jeff’s son who was diagnosed with Autism.

Jeff has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole and through the Army found a love of teaching, coaching, and seeing others succeed.

During his time in the Army he spent 8 years assigned to Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega, GA. If he was not working with Ranger Students he could be found on Lake Lanier.

When Jeff isn’t fishing he can be found on their small farm in northwest Missouri prepping for deer season or sitting on the porch watching the soy beans grow.