Running River Fishing Charter

If you’re ready to love fishing in Middle Valley, book a trip with Running River Fishing Charter. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Blake can tell you all about them.

Species like Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, and more could be biting if you come at the right time of year. You can expect to do some light tackle fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. Blake runs a 20’ Ranger bass boat with room for 2 passengers. It has all the essentials. Capt. Blake will supply rods and reels for you, as well as lures. Live bait is on offer, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

Before coming aboard, you will need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species may be off-limits or require a special tag, so make sure you know what to expect.

It’s never a bad idea to bring sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray). Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is not allowed. There will be some light snacks included on board.

Give yourself something to look forward to and book a trip with Running River Fishing Charter!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $250
    Chickamauga, Nikajack trips
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    Full day trip
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    Full day trips consist of 8 hours of fishing time.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Great day on the water!
Great fishing trip!
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Chris F.
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Great fishing experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2024
Captain Blake was a great teacher and guide. We would definitely use him again. My boys fished 1/2 day caught fish when conditions...
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Daniel F.
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Yessir!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 25, 2024
We absolutely hammered fish today with Captain Blake! He’s a great guy and will find ways to put you on fish no matter what!...
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Larry M.
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 19, 2024
My wife and I fished the morning with captain Blake.  This was our first time on Chicamauga, even though we leave nearby....
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Morgan P.
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Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 24, 2024
Captain Blake, was amazing! He gave us a lot of great tips. Caught some huge fish in the process! I would definitely recommend!
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Peter L.
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Great Experance and Insight of the Lake !

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 26, 2024
Captain and Boat was equipped with everything you would want for a Great day on the water !
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FAQs about Running River Fishing Charter

Running River Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Full day trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Running River Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Running River Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Running River Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Running River Fishing Charter offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Running River Fishing Charter include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)

Meet the Captain

Blake Clemons
Middle Valley, Tennessee, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2023
I have spent the last 30 years fishing the TN River. My home lake is Chickamauga and have spent most of my life fishing it in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Middle Valley to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

Recent fishing reports

Melancholy Morning
Melancholy Morning
June 20, 2024
Hit the water with Jerry and Cade, attempting to rip some jaws and catch some hogs. The first spot was shallow with no takers on top water and buzz bait. Second spot was deep with several quality fish landed on soft plastics. The third was another river ledge with only one fish to show. Before it was said and done, we fished a road bed, flat and creek channel that netted roughly 10 more fish, all keeper + size. The morning was beautiful and the company was excellent.
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Spoon and Gloom
Spoon and Gloom
June 12, 2024
Hit the water early with Daniel to try to scratch out some good ones on a half day trip. He boated a few early on the frog before we moved out deep. Once we did, the bite was steady on a worm and spoon. We had a hard time staying buttoned to some big ones on the spoon but maged to hook up with some solid fish. All-in-all, we caught over 30 before we called it a day.
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Mercy-Mercy-Mercy me!
Mercy-Mercy-Mercy me!
June 1, 2024
I got out on the water with Todd from Jacksonville and the bite didn’t disappoint. We got out on the lake jist before noon and put in a good half day. The bite was so good that we took very little time to take pics. At one point, Todd laid down in the back of the boat to stretch out his back, due to the strain from the hook sets. We eventually called it a day…a very good one for certain!
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