Captain
Steven Paul

Member since June 2018 Oak Ridge, United States
Background
Steven Paul has been fishing ever since he was a little kid and guiding people on exciting fishing trips since he was 12. He's been guiding the local waters for the past 5 years, meticulously learning the best-hidden fishing spots. He's a true pro when it comes to fishing, especially Muskellunge. He holds the Tennessee State Record in both weight and length. Not surprising, since he's a 3rd generation Musky angler! He also writes for multiple fishing publications and is active in education anglers new to fishing these great beasts.
Techniques
Casting and Trolling for Muskies

Hey, I'm Captain Steven Paul

Oak Ridge, United States
Background
Steven Paul has been fishing ever since he was a little kid and guiding people on exciting fishing trips since he was 12. He's been guiding the local waters for the past 5 years, meticulously learning the best-hidden fishing spots. He's a true pro when it comes to fishing, especially Muskellunge. He holds the Tennessee State Record in both weight and length. Not surprising, since he's a 3rd generation Musky angler! He also writes for multiple fishing publications and is active in education anglers new to fishing these great beasts.
Techniques
Casting and Trolling for Muskies

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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(17 reviews)
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Fishing Reports

55 Inch Monster Tennessee Musky
55 Inch Monster Tennessee Musky
Jun 13, 2018 Oak Ridge
A Daily Times fishing columnist has broken his own state record easily surpassing the nearly 44-pounder he snagged in March 2017. Steven Paul, a Blount County resident and fishing guide, caught the 55-inch-long musky on June 5 in Watts Bar Lake. (Northerners spell the fish’s name muskie, but in the South it’s known as a musky.) Paul said he began casting a Joe Bucher Glide Raider lure when he got an “extremely vicious” strike. “When I set the hook, nothing moved — the fish was so large that it wasn’t even fazed from the hook set,” Paul told The Daily Times. “For a split second I thought I had missed the fish, but then I felt some weight and then it took off like a rocket. “It took a while to get the fish under control. When you have a big one on, you gotta take your time,” he said. After weighing the musky himself, Paul released it back into the water. That means the catch is not an official state record. It has to be weighed on certified scales, which entails taking it to the shore and waiting hours for TWRA (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency) to arrive, which is guaranteed to kill it. They have to bring scales from Morristown,” “I am a catch-and-release fisherman, especially when it comes to muskies. They are a low-population-density fish, so you have to be a conservationist,” Paul said. “I thought it would be vanity to kill a fish to break a record I already hold, so it was released. That fish is out there swimming around no worse for wear. Might have a sore jaw though. “I knew it beat my record and that was good enough for me,” Paul said. “{/span}I realized after the current state record that you could have the Pope witness your catch and there will still be detractors, so it’s not worth the hassle.” Paul said most monster muskies are found in the Northern United States and Canada. Their finicky nature and reputation as hard to catch has earned the toothy critters the moniker “the fish of 10,000 casts.” A 50-inch muskie is a world-class fish,” Paul said. “Getting one that is 55 inches long is a fish of five lifetimes. I was surprised by its length mostly. I knew it was heavy, but the length blew my mind.”
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Steven
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Dan R.
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Half Day Trip With Steven Paul

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Evening Trip (4 Hours) on August 8, 2022
Excellent Trip! Captain Steven is truly an expert on finding Muskie!  Within hour, caught Decent sized muskie!  Highly Recommended!
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Jenna G.
Mechanicstown, OH
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Phenomenal Two Day Trip

VERIFIED   Tennessee Musky Guided Trip on March 28, 2019
Steve was phenomenal, period. Went into a two day trip with high hopes and left with all expectations exceeded. He patiently...
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Larry H.
Cincinnati, OH
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Afternoon Trip (4 Hours) on March 23, 2020
Awesome trip with an awesome captain, learned a lot about the environment and about the fish. Highly recommended!!!!!
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Carolyn B.
Lake In The Hills, IL
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Fishing with Steven

VERIFIED   Tennessee Musky Guided Trip on October 11, 2018
What a great day! Within the first 2 hours we had 8 follows! 16 on the day - insane. Massive fish sightings all day. One was...
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Tennessee Musky Guided Trip on May 23, 2018
Capt. Steve is a great teacher and easily shares his knowledge of musky fishing. He seems to have a never ending bait box with...
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