Tennessee River

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North Georgia Trout Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(91 reviews)
Mineral Bluff
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trips from $400

Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Morganton
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trips from $400

Fish Slayer Fishing Guide

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Ellijay
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trips from $400

Chattahookem Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Chattanooga
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trips from $200

Xtreme Trophy Angling Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Oakman
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Smith Fishing Adventures LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Harrison
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trips from $100

Steady Fishing! – Winchester

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Winchester
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Steady Fishing!

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Normandy
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trips from $250

Southern Outdoor Sportsmen

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Ooltewah
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trips from $125

Dedicated Outdoors

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Ellijay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Tennessee River

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Tennessee River are: Full list of top fishing charters in Tennessee River

The average price for a private 4 hour Tennessee River fishing trip is $393, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $525 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Tennessee River that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Tennessee River are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Tennessee River are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Tennessee River are:

Many fishing charters in Tennessee River provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Tennessee River are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Tennessee River?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Tennessee River are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $286
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $130
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $333
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $180
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $492

Known for its legends of monster fish and record-breaking catches, the Tennessee River has captured the imagination of anglers for decades. When it comes to fishing on the Tennessee River, you’ll have your fair share of action and stories to tell for years to come!

The Tennessee River is home to some of the best Striped Bass and Catfish action. This mighty river produces the biggest specimens caught in Tennessee as well as Alabama. Other top targets include Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Musky, and Sauger.

Many Tennessee River fishing guides offer full day as well as half day trips. Full day trips typically last up to eight hours and are excellent for covering more ground and targeting multiple species. Half days are great for families with small children looking to spend a few hours on the river while learning some of the basic techniques.

There are plenty of guides scattered along the entire river in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. There’s also a number of guides in northern Georgia that can take you up to the Tennessee River and many of its tributaries. Chattanooga, TN is a popular fishing destination with a number of launching areas. The river funnels large game fish right through town, making it an excellent spot for some urban fishing.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re older than 16, you’ll have to purchase a fishing license, regardless of the state you’re fishing in. However, Tennessee residents between the ages of 13 and 15 must obtain a youth license before heading out. Some state licenses cover all species, while others may require an additional permit. Pay attention to the local laws in your area and if you’re not sure, you can always ask a guide or licensing agent before heading out on your adventure.

Tennessee River
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is a great time for targeting Blue Catfish and Musky. Just be sure to dress warmly and pick a knowledgeable guide who knows the best winter spots on the Tennessee River!

February

Catfish and Musky are still putting up a fight in February. These fish are known to tip the scale, so test your skill on light tackle and be sure to bring extra elbow grease!

March

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass fishing starts to heat up throughout the river. Striped Bass fishing is in full swing as well. Other likely catches include Crappie and Catfish.

April

April provides some of the most pleasant conditions for fishing. The weather is perfect for a full day of fishing, so pick a guide that will take you chasing Stripers or find a hole to target Blue Catfish.

May

This is the peak season for Largemouth Bass. This is a popular time to go fishing on the Tennessee River, so be sure to book your trip well in advance.

June

Night fishing for Smallmouth Bass is known to produce record catches along the river this time of the month. Other top catches include Bluegill, Crappie, and Striped Bass.

July

As the weather starts to heat up, so do your chances of catching multiple fish. Get ready to target Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish, Striped Bass, and many other highly sought-after species.

August

August in Chattanooga is a great time to plan a family trip, combined with fishing and other fun outdoor activities. There are lots of summer events happening throughout the city, so plan your trip in advance and get ready to experience America’s “Scenic City!”

September

September is an excellent time to target Striped Bass. Other key species include Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Rainbow Trout.

October

Check out the Bluegrass & Country Jam in Chattanooga and experience the true soul of the South. In terms of fishing, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to target Striped Bass, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Rainbow Trout.

November

Even as the temperatures cool, you can still head out for a productive day of fishing. Catfish, Stripers, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Trout are some of the species actively biting during this time of year.

December

Musky is the number one target this month. You can still go after Striped Bass, Catfish, and Trout as well, so you’ll have plenty of work cut out for you!

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Great. This year (2022) was a little on the hot (above average) side and there is always the chance of thunderstorms when that hot!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great. This year (2022) was a little on the hot (above average) side and there is always the chance of thunderstorms when that hot!
Mark  S.
Mark S. Lawrenceville, GA
Although the fishing is really good when it's cold, I'd recommend going when temperatures are above 40°F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Although the fishing is really good when it's cold, I'd recommend going when temperatures are above 40°F.
Gary  W.
Gary W. United States
Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
Elecia  E.
Elecia E. United States
I would start with a guided outing to learn where the fish are and what the fish a biting. When you see it with your own eyes, it is different than reading about it on the internet.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would start with a guided outing to learn where the fish are and what the fish a biting. When you see it with your own eyes, it is different than reading about it on the internet.
Frank  W.
Frank W. Gainesville, FL
Fish for striped, hybrid and spotted bass because you will easily catch catfish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish for striped, hybrid and spotted bass because you will easily catch catfish.
Tarus  R.
Tarus R. Dallas, TX
Let Jonathan guide you. He was EXCELLENT. He put us on the fish the entire time. His knowledge of the lake enabled us to catch fish when other boats weren't . Great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let Jonathan guide you. He was EXCELLENT. He put us on the fish the entire time. His knowledge of the lake enabled us to catch fish when other boats weren't . Great trip!
Alan  R.
Alan R. Ball Ground, GA

North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Korben was great and we had a good trip. He worked his butt off to get us on fish up and down stream. Thanks again.
Cory  S.
Cory S. Naples, FL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Capt Len. He was a great guide. Really tried hard to put us on some fish. He was very personable and kind. Thx for such a great trip. We caught large mouth and stripped bass and catfish.
Dee  R.
Dee R. Atlanta, Georgia
Chattahookem Fishing Charters
Chattahookem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Chattanooga
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Josh is the real deal! He’s a perfect blend of personal and professional. He’s a great communicator and went out of his way to make this trip happen. Josh has the experience and knowledge to effectively navigate the lake and put fish in the boat. After 1 day on the water I see Josh as a guide, teacher, and a friend. Thank You for being AWESOME and sharing your passion with your family, friends, and clients.
Brett  D.
Brett D. Solon, IA
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Had a fun day of fishing with Capt. Len. Cold morning to start but he had a plan for that. Birthday trip for my 86 year old uncle and Len was very accomodating in insuring he had a great trip. Fishing was slow at times but not from a lack of effort on Len's part. Would definitely recommend his services and look forward to fishing with him again.
Dan  B.
Dan B. Morganton, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain arrived at dock on time and well-prepared. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon and caught some fish, too. Looking forward to our next trip.
Bruce  D.
Bruce D. Birmingham, AL
Chattahookem Fishing Charters
Chattahookem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Chattanooga
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain Josh is an excellent guide! We had a blast, caught and released approximately 25 fish !
William  S.
William S. Milton, FL
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
My husband and friend did the float with Corbyn as the guide. They had the best time. They caught some nice trout. Corbyn was the best! Definitely will be going again!
Sharon  G.
Sharon G. Morganton, Georgia
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Had a great time with Joe. Took my 82 year old father on the trip and it was amazing. Caught a lot of fish and had a great time. Joe was great and very knowledgeable.
Jim  D.
Jim D. Newnan, GA
Southern Outdoor Sportsmen
Southern Outdoor Sportsmen
Fishing charter in Ooltewah
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a great trip, we caught 4 catfish and a lot of different kinds spin fishing! Sean made sure eveyyone got to have a great experience! The boat is supreme and super comfy. Thanks again!!
Philip  M.
Philip M. Lancaster, SC
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Guys said both captains were amazing and had a blast! Recommend them to anyone! 11 out of 10!
Barbara  S.
Barbara S. Cumming, GA
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Corbin put us on some fish - and a couple were fish of a lifetime. Corbin worked hard and was very patient. Def recommend
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Clinton, MS
Chattahookem Fishing Charters
Chattahookem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Chattanooga
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Really great trip. Josh went out of his way to help us get some fish in the boat. Very informative about the area and fishing, pointed out bald eagles, discussed the locks and dam. Knows his stuff about fishing. Helped us with tackle, fishing spots, and the area for our next few days at Chickamauga. Boat top of the line. Lastly, very patient with my 13 year old, he had a ball. Highly recommend even if just coming for couple days. Josh will get u on some fish!!
Wes  B.
Wes B. Cleveland, Tennessee
Southern Outdoor Sportsmen
Southern Outdoor Sportsmen
Fishing charter in Ooltewah
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Sean was absolutely awesome to fish with. Very knowledgeable and patient with my 11 year old son. He fishes with his heart, no doubt!!
Gina  G.
Gina G. Collinsville, IL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Amazing time with my 3 young boys!!! Awesome weather, beautiful scenery, and top notch captain! Len was fantastic and worked hard the entire time to ensure a memorable trip. He did his best to put us on the big fish. Even though they weren't biting as much as we'd like them to, it wasn't for lack of effort on Len's part. We all caught fish, and a few BIG ones. Overall great experience. Would highly recommend.
Joel  O.
Joel O. Canton, GA
Smith Fishing Adventures LLC
Smith Fishing Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Harrison
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
A wonderful experience that I’d recommend to anyone. Greg has unsurpassed fishing knowledge and put us on a lot of good fish. New, clean, well-equipped boat too! Had a lot of fun and can’t wait to get out with him again.
April  S.
April S. Los Angeles, California
Smith Fishing Adventures LLC
Smith Fishing Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Harrison
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
The scenery was beautiful around the lake, abundant wildlife and steady action with fishing made for an excellent day. Fresh crappie fillets were an additional bonus. Highly recommend a trip with Greg Smith, very well prepared and easy going.
Brett  L.
Brett L. Naples, Florida
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(91 reviews)
Booked a float trip with my son before leaving for college. Capt. Joe is knowledgeable and helpful. He instructed my son on fly fishing during the morning float down the Toccoa river. Everything was 5 star and we'd recommend, and book again with him. The only thing that didn't go perfect was the weather, which neither the guide nor us could control. Even so, had a fantastic time catching fish!
Mark  S.
Mark S. Lawrenceville, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
What a great day! Len was on time and ready early, we were out in the lake by 6:30 and fishing fast! Caught catfish, bass and crappie. Len was very nice and knew the lake, so we took a lovely ride to get to a new fishing spot. His equipment was all in working order and good quality. He was knowledgeable and wanted us to have a great experience and very determined for us to catch fish!
Katie  Y.
Katie Y. Lake Saint Louis, MO
Smith Fishing Adventures LLC
Smith Fishing Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Harrison
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
I have done many trips with Greg and he always puts us on fish! We've caught just about every species there is in Chickamauga... No matter what we were looking for, Greg has found them. Can't recommend it enough!
Scott  H.
Scott H. Harbor City, California
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Len was a terrific guide and we had a blast. So knowledgeable, warm and fun to be with. We caught a wide variety during our excursion! Will definitely be booking again with Len soon!
Dennis  F.
Dennis F. West Chester, PA