Chattanooga has a fish with your name on it, so let Platinum Fishing Guides help you catch it! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Ricky can tell you all about the local fishery.

Depending on the season, you might hook into Largemouth Bass, and whatever else takes the bait.

On the day of your trip, you’re likely to use light tackle.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are more than welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks – luckily, Capt. Ricky will have some on board!

Capt. Ricky welcomes you aboard a 21’ Bass boat that holds up to 2 passengers and it has all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

Before coming aboard, you may be required 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.

You can’t go wrong when you bring sunglasses, sunscreen (non-spray), and bottled water. Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. There will be some light snacks for you on board.

Your trip with Platinum Fishing Guides is just a click away, so why not make it happen?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $350
    4-hour Bass fishing trip! Starting time may vary, so please consult with the captain.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Starting time may vary, so please consult with the captain.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Starting time may vary, so please consult with the captain.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 24, 2024
Awesome fishing trip. It was like going fishing with a friend.
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FAQs about Platinum Fishing Guides

Platinum Fishing Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Platinum Fishing Guides, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Platinum Fishing Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Platinum Fishing Guides offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Platinum Fishing Guides offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Platinum Fishing Guides include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)

Meet the Captain

Ricky Murphy
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
6 Fishing Reports
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2023
With over 20 years of experience, Capt. Ricky Murphy has a trick or two up his sleeve when it comes to finishing the Tennessee waters. These waters are most known for Bass and he will gladly show you how to catch them whether you opt for a river or lake fishing trip - the best way to learn is to join him out on the water!
Our Team
Hayden M.
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About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass

Boat specs

Bullet (Bass boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
May be caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children must wear life vests
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal

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