Tennessee River Catfish Fishing Charters

Tennessee River Catfish Fishing Charters

Top Tennessee River Catfish Fishing Destinations

Best Catfish Fishing Charters in Tennessee River

Catfish Fishing in Tennessee River

Catfish
  • Size 2 to 40lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats River, Lake, Flats, Backcountry

(Ictalurus punctatus/furcatus; Pylodictis olivaris; Ameiurus catus)

The Tennessee River is home to many tales of monster Catfish. There are few rivers in the US that can compare in terms of the size of these specimens. If you’re thinking of catfishing on the Tennessee River, find a local guide that will take you to some of the most productive spots for an unforgettable adventure!

The river is known to produce some of the biggest North American Blue Cats, typically weighing up to 50 pounds. In recent decades, some records have even exceeded 100 pounds, approaching up to 5 feet in length. You can also catch Flathead and Channel Catfish throughout most portions of the river as well.

When it comes to finding the biggest Cats, your best bet is to join a fishing guide that can take you to some of the most productive holes along the river. Guides typically offer both half day and full day trips. Half days are ideal for beginners and children, while full days are perfect for more experienced anglers looking to fish longer and cover more ground.

You can find guides throughout the entire river that will take you catfishing. Chattanooga, TN is one of the most popular destinations. The Chickamauga Dam, Tennessee Riverpark, Booker T. Washington State Park, Lookout Creek, and Chester Frost Park are all excellent spots for catching big Catfish. Take a look at some of the local guides in the area and start planning your adventure today!

Tennessee River Catfish Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Catfish fishing in Tennessee River doesn't vary throughout the year. High season is January to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Catfish Fishing in Tennessee River

Half day with captain Len
Preston W. fished with Fish Slayer Fishing Guide on October 16, 2020
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Don’t expect anything.just take what comes
This fishing trip made our vacation!
Elecia E. fished with North Georgia Trout Fishing on July 28, 2019
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Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
Half day trip on Lake Blue Ridge
Barbara H. fished with Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge on July 5, 2019
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Contact The Fish Slayer and book a morning trip.
Half day with Captain MIke
Frank W. fished with North Georgia Trout Fishing on June 25, 2019
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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.
Full day Trip with Len Slay
Len S. fished with Fish Slayer Fishing Guide on April 29, 2018
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Just trust that Captain Len Slay will find the fish for you.