Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters Expands To six Guides

Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters introduced a important enlargement of its products and services with 6 completely-accredited guides to provide anglers who want to check out the bounties of the Tennessee River in the Chattanooga region. 

In company considering that 2006, Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters delivers guided visits fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, trophy catfish, crappie and once in a while other species. 

Chickamauga Lake has been pronounced one particular of the greatest bass fishing lakes in the United States in latest several years, many thanks mostly to an intense Florida largemouth bass stocking application by the Tennessee Wildlife Methods Company.&#13

The Tennessee River has also constantly been recognized as a “catfish manufacturing facility,” making blue catfish that normal among 5 and 10 lbs, with catfish of 50-lbs and up constantly a risk. 

Aside from a condition guidebook license, all fishing guides who function on navigable waters in the United States are needed to maintain a U.S. Coastline Guard captain’s license. It is a incredibly arduous and costly procedure. Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters is one particular of the couple of guidebook products and services in the Southeast location with 6 completely-accredited guides out there, generating it one particular of the most significant, completely-accredited, qualified fishing functions in the Condition of Tennessee.

Capt. Richard Simms is very pleased to be backed up by Capt. Sam Simons, Capt. Ben Hayes, Capt. Ty Konkle, Capt. Joe Jellison and Capt. Chris Peters. 


Born in Chattanooga, Capt. Simms started his profession in conservation as a video game warden for the Tennessee Wildlife Methods Company in advance of turning out to be a wildlife photographer and general public relations officer for TWRA. Alongside arrived youngsters and the motivation to occur again to Chattanooga, foremost to a next profession as a qualified broadcast journalist for WTVC-Television set NewsChannel nine and freelance out of doors author. Capt. Simms produced Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters in 2006, guiding aspect-time in the starting. He gave up his profession at WTVC in 2014 devoting himself to the guidebook company comprehensive-time. 

“Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters genuinely is a labor of appreciate for me,” stated Capt. Simms. “Chattanooga town and company leaders have carried out an great position creating our riverfront. But our motivation is to get people off of dry land and out on to the drinking water. It is one particular factor to see big fish in the Tennessee Aquarium. It is yet another practical experience completely to see one particular on the stop of your line.”


Capt. Ben Hayes is the key standard bass guidebook (making use of synthetic lures) for Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters. He caught his initially bass when he was 6 several years previous. Chickamauga has been his household lake for practically 30 several years and he suggests it has been incredibly thrilling to see it mature into one particular of the very best bass lakes in the nation. Capt. Hayes enjoys to assistance many others capture the major bass, guiding all capabilities of fishermen… from Mom’s and Dad’s getting their youthful youngsters on their initially bass fishing vacation, to seasoned event anglers. 


Capt. Simons is a instructor, guiding aspect-time when he is not in the classroom. His friends in education and learning circles simply call him “The Fishing Trainer.” He and Capt. Simms grew to become mates in 2009 when they teamed up for one particular of Capt. Simons’ university student outings, satisfying best doing learners with a fishing vacation. Shortly later on Capt. Simons determined guiding was the great way to expend his times absent from the classroom “educating” many others about the bountiful fishing options on the Tennessee River. 


Captain Ty Konkle is potentially the greatest trophy catfish guidebook for Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters with what usually would seem to be an uncanny capacity to locate river monsters. He considers himself “a university student of all factors catfish.” He even retains a enormous aquarium stocked with Blue and Flathead Catfish in his household. He enjoys catching quantities and is surely superior at it, but provided the preference he likes to “go major or go household.” He suggests which is why the phrase, “It is really named fishing, not catching!” is in some cases real. 


Capt. Joe Jellison really started out out as a customer of Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters. Now the university student has grow to be the instructor. Like Capt. Simons, Capt. Jellison is a instructor, guiding aspect-time, fulltime for the duration of the summer season and for the duration of other breaks from the classroom. His catfishing exploits are recognized much and large many thanks to his well known YouTube Channel named Chatt Cats Fishing with far more than 86,000 subscribers, garnering countrywide, if not all over the world notoriety. 


Capt. Chris Peters operates standard largemouth bass visits on Chickamauga Lake together with Capt. Hayes. When he is not on the drinking water chasing bass, Capt. Peters serves his neighborhood battling blazes as a fulltime firefighter. Capt. Peters grew up on Chickamauga Lake the place he reduce his tooth as a youthful event angler fishing regional tournaments. He has continuously put higher on the chief board of Chattanooga Bass Affiliation Match Path and other event trails together the Tennessee River Technique. 

Check out their internet page to discover far more about Scenic Metropolis Fishing Charters and its guides.

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