FV Catfish offers guided trips out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Whichever species of Catfish you would like to set out your baits for, the captain has something to offer. With his knowledge and expertise, he welcomes any angler over 8 years old to join in the adventure and explore the waters of Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, or Guntersville.

Enjoy your fishing trip aboard an 18’ Baymaster center console boat, which comes powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and can comfortably accommodate up to 3 anglers. The boat is equipped with navigational electronics, which include a fishfinder and a GPS, as well as the latest Humminbird Helix Sonar. A MinnKota iPilot trolling motor enables a quiet ride to the fishing grounds.

Enormous Catfish of the Tennessee River attract many anglers all around the world. The waters are loaded with those monsters hidden in the deep channels of the lakes and the muddy depths of the river. The captain has all the knowledge and experience it takes to take you to the hottest spots where the fish are biting, using the methods that work best, such as trolling, drift fishing, and light and heavy tackle.

A fishing trip with FV Catfish comes inclusive with rods, reels, and tackle. If needed, the captain will provide you with live bait. You will be offered drinking water during your fishing adventure, so if you want you could bring snacks with you. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not allowed on board.

A desire to have fun is something you should bring with you. Relax and enjoy the challenge of the chase with FV Catfish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $400
    This trip is ideal to take your friends out and catch some big Catfish! You will be guided by one of the best specialists in the area with all the equipment provided.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – 1 Person Max
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $600
    Dedicate your full day on the water to targeting giant Catfish with one of the best guides in the area.
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About the Captain

Ty Konkle
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2016
I have had a passion for fishing since I was a kid. Love sharing the experience of catching fish with others and getting to know people. Consider letting me share that passion with you! Originally from the Arizona desert, I developed the love of water there. I moved to Tennessee in 2008 and have really enjoyed learning about our magnificent fisheries!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish

Boat Specs

Baymaster (Center console) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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
No Alcohol
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Full day trip with F.V. Catfish, Capt. Ty Konkle

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 30, 2019
Capt. Ty Konkle was diligent,  knowledge, and provided excellent client care.  I will recommend his services and use him...
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Doug J.
Alpharetta, GA
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Great trip with Capt Ty!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 4, 2019
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FAQs about FV – Catfish

FV – Catfish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip – 1 Person Max (8 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with FV – Catfish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (MinnKota iPilot)

Trips booked with FV – Catfish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If needed)
  • Drinks (Water only)

FV – Catfish offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville)

FV – Catfish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling (Planer Boards)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with FV – Catfish include:
  • Catfish