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Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc.

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Scenic City Fishing Charters conducts guided fishing trips on the Tennessee River, specializing in trophy catfish, smallmouth bass and other species. Maximum of three anglers per trip.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, TN 37421
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+1 423-509-4655
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter (7 years old) and I spent the morning fishing with Captain Richard Simms in December while visiting Chattanooga. As expected, the weather was cold but we had a great time. We caught a dozen catfish during the 4 hour window. Richard was very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much! It was a pleasure fishing you and Bianca. She is going to be quite the fisherwoman someday.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A dear friend of mine booked a fishing trip for me as a gift with Captain Richard Simms. Being that I’m from the Chattanooga area, I didn’t think much about fishing for smallmouth bass around here, but that was the fish I requested I wanted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! What can I say Kay... without a doubt one of the most flattering reviews I've ever received. I must add, however, that not many folks would have been willing to endure the kind of miserable weather conditions we experienced. I was somewhat amazed that...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Richard Simms, Owner of Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc, provides an individual fishing experience to each person. He knows the area well and knows how to show a great time to both experienced and novice sportsmen. A perfect day for couples or to show visiting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Beth... thanks so much for the kind words! Next time I hope you'll join the fun (rather than just sending the family). :-)

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This trip was amazing went for our anniversary and we braved the drizzle to caught catfish. Captain Richard Simms was an awesome guide he made sure we had a great time and caught lots of catfish including my new personal best of 30lbs 40in long...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. I really appreciate it (especially since it's good :-) ). Seriously, I'm really happy you enjoyed your trip in spite of the less-than-perfect weather. It was a true joy watching you fight that big fish. "Come to the...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I decided to book this trip when my young daughter came out of nowhere and started watching the Netflix show, "Chasing Monsters" and then found "River Monsters" on Prime. We've always enjoyed the outdoors whether kayaking the Duck River or hiking to Machine Falls, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Marie... thank you so much for calling on me again. As I mentioned on Facebook, Mother/Daughter trips are EXTRA SPECIAL as it brings back fond memories of taking my two daughters fishing when they were youngsters. Olivia is a special young lady in many ways....More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

I booked a half-day catfishing trip with Capt. Richard. The boat was in the water with the engine running when I arrived. Bite was slow to start but after an hour we were hooking catfish steadily for 2 hours. We had multiple double hook ups...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks so much Gene! It was a great pleasure fishing with someone who so clearly appreciates the outdoors and our natural resources as much as you. I will look forward to crossing paths again.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

I fished with Captain Ben Hayes on Saturday August 25th. I booked a full day and had a blast! The service was top notch! Ben met me at the ramp prepared and ready to go. He is extremely easy going and fun to fish with....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing, only fished 1/2 day, far better results than I could have imagined... we where not fishing, we where cathing... what fun and nothing but proffesional. Captain Richard for sure knows his stuff. Would strongly recommend him and his team. Looking forward to going back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Bill... thanks so much. I really appreciate you calling on us. It was great fun hanging out with you and Mark. I hope we can do it again someday soon!

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing experience Capt Simms is awesome so friendly patient even when I lost a big one He was so helpful and friendly I highly Highly recommend to anyone💕💕💕 If he can help this clumsy gal he can help anyone🎣 Single moms this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Bonnie... I'm slow on the draw but "Thank you!" for your kind review. I really appreciate you calling on me. I hope we can do it again someday.

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This was my 55th birthday trip and I had a BLAST! Great time, catching fish after fish. Richard was a great guide. My biggest was 12 lbs & my husband’s was 19 lbs. We even found some bluegill & a smallmouth.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Susan ... it was an honor to fish with you and Jay. Thanks VERY much for the kind words. Hopefully next time we can up those top weights by a bunch of pounds!

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Tashiah B
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Property representative |
Tashiah... my apologies but your question to Scenic City Fishing Charters slipped by me. We have taken handicapped anglers although we do not have special accommodations. Basically it depends upon their ability to get into... More
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behman2017
April 27, 2017|
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We'll adjust schedules based on your needs, but prefer early mornings usually. We have numerous weekday openings in June. Please email or call to nail something down, and thank you for your interest.
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emmaleebruce
August 7, 2015|
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UPDATING PREVIOUS ANSWER: HALF DAY (minimum 4 hours on the water) ... $175 (1 person), $225 (2 people), $300 (3 people) FULL DAY (minimum 8 hours on the water) ... $275 (1 person), $350 (2 people), $450 (3 people)
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