Southern Outdoor Sportsmen

Southern Outdoor Sportsmen is located in Ooltewah which is centrally located between Watts Bar Dam in Decatur TN and The Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga. They offer 4 different boat ramps to meet at to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Captain will do his best to accommodate and make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, and spinning, all to get you on that bite. This involves 4 to 6-hour trips, mainly fishing for Hybrid Striped Bass, Freshwater Drum, Catfish, Walleye, and Bass, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 24’ SeaArk boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat features an ice box and a wireless trolling motor.

The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water.

Please keep in mind you’ll need to get a fishing license before the start of the trip.

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

You’ll find free drinks on the boat for your convenience, but you’re always welcome to pack your own drinks and snacks should you want to.

This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Southern Outdoor Sportsmen.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    You will fish for Skipjack Herring first if needed. This can be a lot of fun because of the fight Skipjack will give you. We may even find a few Hybrid and/or regular Striped Bass (Rockfish) fishing for bait. I always have a rod ready for casting to the Stripers. After we have caught bait we will proceed to the Catfish holes to find the monsters. We may drift fish, sit, or possibly troll depending on the time of year. 1-4 people total per charter. I only supply bottled water and ice in a cooler.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – River
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    Anything goes on this charter. We can target every fish in the river (depending on availability/time of year) except Sturgeon. Bass, Striper, Walleye, Sauger, Catfish, Skipjack Herring, and Panfish. This trip is designed to teach anglers how to fish the TN river. You might even teach me something new. It happens! 1-4 people max per charter. I supply bottled water and ice in a cooler.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    You will fish for Skipjack Herring first if needed. This can be a lot of fun because of the fight Skipjack will give you. We may even find a few Hybrid and/or regular Striped Bass (Rockfish) fishing for bait. I always have a rod ready for casting to the Stripers. After we have caught bait we will proceed to the Catfish holes to find the monsters. We may drift fish, sit, or possibly troll depending on the time of year. 1-4 people total per charter. I only supply bottled water and ice in a cooler.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – River
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    Anything goes on this charter. We can target every fish in the river (depending on availability/time of year) except Sturgeon. Bass, Striper, Walleye, Sauger, Catfish, Skipjack Herring, and Panfish. This trip is designed to teach anglers how to fish the TN river. You might even teach me something new. It happens! 1-4 people max per charter. I supply bottled water and ice in a cooler.
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About the Captain

Captain Sean
Ooltewah, Tennessee, United States
ID & License verified
13 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2014
I have fished and hunted all of my life and always wanted to make it a career. After 25 years in the Landscaping industry, I had a chance to follow my dream. I grew up fishing the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers for Catfish, Bass, and Walleye. I moved to Tampa, FL, to pursue a career in charter fishing in 2013. Over the past 9 years, I have guided in Tampa Bay and parts of Alaska in the summers. Now I live in Tennessee to be closer to our grandson and have carried my business here to pursue trophy Catfish, Striper, and anything else we can catch.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Boat specs

SeaArk (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Preffered to maintain a good fishery.

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip with captain Sean
4 hour trip with captain Sean
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Jason B.
Maynardville, TN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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4 hour trip with captain Sean

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – River on September 17, 2022
Me an my wife had a wonderful time fishing with captain Sean… We caught a verity of fish!! An me an my wife both caught our...
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Gina G.
Collinsville, IL
Excellent
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – River on September 3, 2022
Sean was absolutely awesome to fish with.  Very knowledgeable and patient with my 11 year old son.  He fishes with his heart,...
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Ann P.
Kosciusko, MS
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Fishing with Captain

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 1, 2022
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FAQs about Southern Outdoor Sportsmen

Southern Outdoor Sportsmen offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per person - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $125 per person - 4 Hour Trip – River (4 hours)
  • $175 per person - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $175 per person - 6 Hour Trip – River (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Outdoor Sportsmen, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southern Outdoor Sportsmen include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Southern Outdoor Sportsmen offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Southern Outdoor Sportsmen offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Outdoor Sportsmen include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Walleye