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Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc.

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Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Great Bass Fishing trip with Scenic City Fishing Charters

Capt Ben Hayes had us on fish from start to finish! Booked a trip with my buddy before his wedding... read more

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young2001
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One of the best fishing guides/trips you will find

I try to make it out at least once a year with Scenic City Fishing Charters and have not been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Reviewed today via mobile

Capt Ben Hayes had us on fish from start to finish! Booked a trip with my buddy before his wedding and Capt Ben made it a great trip for us. Taught us several new techniques and caught bass all day. He had all rods, reels...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to make it out at least once a year with Scenic City Fishing Charters and have not been disappointed any time i have been. I have been out with Richard Simms as well as Sam. I have been going for the last 4...More

Thank David T
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much David... we really appreciate you sticking with us. I know the weather has kicked us in the rear end a time or two but you're always willing to be patient and hang tough. We look forward to crossing paths again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked these guys last minute, and It turned out to be a great decision. Sam the guide worked hard all day to get bait and take care of all three of us. Plus, we caught over 45 fish during our 4 hour trip. We...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for sharing David. I've known a LOT of fishermen and guides over the years. I don't think I've ever crossed paths with any who are willing to work as hard as Sam to put fish in the boat. I am very proud...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some time with Sam as our guide the weekend of Memorial Day 2018. We had an absolute blast catching all kinds of bass and catfish. My wife even caught a six pound largemouth. Sam was great for my wife who was green to fishing...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We have come to call Sam Simons our “live bait specialist.” He has clearly figured out how to put folks “in the zone!” Thanks so much for calling on us! We hope we’ll see you and Paige again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went fishing with Capt. Richard Sims on May 27,2018. Put in at Wolftever Creek about 6:30 am. A few minutes later we were catching catfish in an area called Harrison Bluffs. Our fish were averaging better than 10 lbs. each with the largest we boated...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is always a great pleasure hanging out with you and Walt Jr. Hope you enjoy those fine catfish filets! And thank you for your kind words

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richard does a great job and i would recommend anyone to go fishing with him. He took my 75 year old dad and I on a wonderful full day trip. We had lots of fun and Richard knew where to get on fish. We caught...More

Thank Robin M
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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very nice of you Robin... especially since I felt like we REALLY had to work to catch fish that day. It is great to have folks aboard with the patience to “do the work” and usually it pays off. I hope to get another chance...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have fished with a number of guides, but never had a better one than Captain Richard Simms! Richard's easy going personality coupled with his tenacious quest to put clients on fish makes the experience like fishing with a great friend! Whether you are a...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You are far too kind Ed. But "Thank you" very much. It's always a great experience for me fishing with folks who really appreciate all that the Tennessee River has to offer. I'll look forward to crossing paths again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the 2nd fishing trip Cynthia and I have taken with these fine gentlemen. First was with the Captain himself. Captain Simms was a gracious and fun guy to send the morning with. He has great knowledge of fishing the area. Under his tutelage...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Steve (and Cynthia).... thank you SO much for your kind words. Although we like to give the fish all the credit. We are fortunate to live alongside the Tennessee River and an absolutely amazing fishery. But we do like to hear that our services taking...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

I've been on several fishing trips with Capt Simms and he has always put me on some great fishing. On April 24, 2018, my wife, grandson, and I caught about 350 lbs of catfish. One, caught by my grandson, was the biggest of the day...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Bill.... thanks so much for the kind words. It was an incredible day of fishing and it's always a great pleasure to spend time with you and your family. We'll look forward to crossing paths again soon.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Bought a two person fishing trip for my boyfriend for Christmas, and we had the best time with Cpt. Simms! We caught a ton of different types of fish, and had a great time on a dismal, rainy day. Being from Chattanooga, it was super...More

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Richard S, Owner at Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Mary Claire... thanks so much for the kinds words. I was SO impressed that y'all were willing to hit the water with the horrible weather forecast we were facing. Fortunately, as is often the case, it wasn't that bad. Or at least held off long...More

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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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Response from Richard S | Property representative |
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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