Smith Fishing Adventures LLC

Based out of Harrison (Chattanooga area), Smith Fishing Adventures LLC is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Capt. Gregory aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning. You’re looking at 5 to 7-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Catfish, Crappie, Freshwater Drum, and Bass, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your boat for the day will be a 17’ 1754 Grizzly Tracker that fits up to 2 anglers at any one time. The boat comes with an ice box and a wireless trolling motor.

When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price.

Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

The price of your trip also includes complimentary drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Smith Fishing Adventures LLC. No previous fishing experience required!!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon Crappie Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    US $180
    If you are not a cold-weather, early morning riser, you can take advantage of this special winter seasonal trip which leaves at noon after temperatures have moderated a bit. Temperatures might be chilly, but the crappie spider-rig bite is hot this time of year. No prior fishing experience is needed for this adventure. Also, you are invited to keep your catch. These crappies are tasty, nutritious , and fun to catch!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Crappie Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    US $180
    Although other species are always taken, this trip utilizes techniques specifically targeting crappie and is available year-round. Crappie are excellent (and healthy) table fare and you are encouraged to keep your catch! Fishing techniques include live and artificial bait trolling, spider rigging, casting, and jigging. Experience the livescope in action and "see" your fish before you catch it!!! No prior fishing experience needed and a great way to the beauty of Lake Chickamauga!!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $220
    This charter leaves the Harrison Bay State Park boat ramp at 0700 and returns at 1200. The primary target species are trophy White and Black Crappie , but Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Catfish, and Drum are usually taken as well. A veritable mixed bag of species awaits you! Crappie are excellent table fare and you are welcome to keep your catch. This trip is available throughout the year, weather permitting, and leaves from Harrison Bay State Park. No prior fishing experience needed!!!!!
    Targeted fish
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Bass (White)
    White Bass
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $290
    This charter leaves the Harrison Bay State Park Boat ramp at 7:00 a.m. and returns at 2:00 p.m. The primary target species are Black and White Crappie, but other species are usually taken. The trip is identical to the shorter trip but offers more time to catch fish and greater opportunities to explore different strategies and bait presentations to catch multiple species. No prior fishing experience is need so come along and experience the adventure of fishing beautiful Lake Chickamauga.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Bass (White)
    White Bass
  • Private trip
    5-Hour Spider- Rigging Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $250
    Experience and learn how to use livescope to spider-rig fish for crappie by pushing crankbaits and/or jigs from eight 14-16 foot-long rods mounted on the bow. This is an exciting and effective method for catching large numbers of deep, suspended crappie during their pre-spawn season. The technique also selects for the larger 12-16 inch crappie. Best of all - no previous fishing experience required!!! Of course, you are welcome to keep these tasty and nutritious fish exclusive of bag and size limits.
    Targeted fish
    Crappie
    Crappie
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Hiwassee River
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 5 - Jun 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $350
    This trip departs from Charleston (TN) boat Ramp at 07:00 and returns at 13:00. The target species is Striped Bass but Largemouth and Spotted Bass might be taken as well. The fishing technique includes trolling live bait with planer boards and is effective at taking Stripers as they move upstream during late spring/early summer from Lake Chickamauga to seek cooler waters in the upper river.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (White)
    White Bass
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Birthday Surprise- Success

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga on February 3, 2024
First, I’d like to thank our incredible guide and captain, Greg! I booked this trip as a surprise for my partner, who loves...
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Travis W.
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10/10 highly recommend.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga on October 27, 2023
Can’t recommend Captain Gregory highly enough to anyone looking for a fishing charter around Chattanooga. The crappie weren’t...
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A Memorable Fishing Adventure with Gregory Smith

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga on May 1, 2024
Gregory Smith is a gem of a fishing guide! My buddy Jerry and I had an unforgettable experience on our trip with him. Greg’s...
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Tom T.
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Captain Greg is the best for Crappie fishing!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga on March 24, 2024
Great communication. Great preparation. Flexible to provide the best opportunity to catch fish and a patient instructor on...
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Donnie H.
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Fantastic, fishing and learning trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Morning Crappie Trip on March 16, 2024
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FAQs about Smith Fishing Adventures LLC

Smith Fishing Adventures LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $180 per group - 4 Hour Afternoon Crappie Trip (4 hours)
  • US $180 per group - 4 Hour Morning Crappie Trip (4 hours)
  • US $180 per group, additional US $40 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga (5 hours)
  • US $240 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 7 Hour Trip – Lake Chickamauga (7 hours)
  • US $250 per group - 5-Hour Spider- Rigging Trip (5 hours)
  • US $350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Hiwassee River (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Smith Fishing Adventures LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Humminbird Helix 7 and Helix 9
  • Fishfinder Downscan, Sidescan, and MegaLive Imaging
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Cruise Control and Spot-Lock Electronic Anchor
  • Ice Box Fish Bag and Cooler with ice

Trips booked with Smith Fishing Adventures LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Crappie minnows and/or shiners)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water and/or iced tea)

Smith Fishing Adventures LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Hiwassee River)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Chickamauga)
  • Inshore Fishing (Never more than one mile from shore)

Smith Fishing Adventures LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spinning rods)
  • Heavy Tackle (Trolling line-counter reels)
  • Trolling (Usually using planer boards or divers)
  • Spinning (for crappie and bass)
  • Jigging (for crappie)
  • Popping (for bass)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Smith Fishing Adventures LLC include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Freshwater Drum

Meet the Captain

Gregory Smith
Harrison, Tennessee, United States
79 Fishing Reports
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39 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2022
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I am a Ph.D. Research Marine Biologist with over 40+ years of fishing, boating, and research experience. I have been successfully fishing oceans, lakes, and rivers all over the world and here in Tennessee for the past 5 years.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass

Boat specs

1754 Grizzly Tracker (Jon boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 30HP Tohatsu engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Hiwassee River
Lake Fishing
Lake Chickamauga
Inshore Fishing
Never more than one mile from shore

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning rods
Heavy Tackle
Trolling line-counter reels
Trolling
Usually using planer boards or divers
Spinning
for crappie and bass
Jigging
for crappie
Popping
for bass
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Humminbird Helix 7 and Helix 9
Fishfinder
Downscan, Sidescan, and MegaLive Imaging
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Cruise Control and Spot-Lock Electronic Anchor
Ice Box
Fish Bag and Cooler with ice

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Crappie minnows and/or shiners
Lures
Drinks
Bottled water and/or iced tea

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
minimum 12 years of age
No Alcohol
Other than beer in moderation
You Keep Catch
According to state size and bag limit regulations
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Recent fishing reports

Crankbaits for Crappie
Crankbaits for Crappie
May 30, 2024
Swift, roiled waters from last week's rains made fishing the main Chickamauga river ledge challenging, but we caught a few fish in the bays where conditions have improved somewhat. Most fish were taken trolling small crankbaits.
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Four Species Mix
Four Species Mix
May 24, 2024
Trolling for crappie produced sone white bass, largemouth bass, and catfish as well.
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