Capt. Ben Hayes and Capt. Chris Peters conduct our traditional bass fishing trips (artificial lures).
Capt. Hayes (featured in video above) caught his first bass when he was six years old. Chickamauga has been his home lake for nearly thirty years and he says it has been very exciting to see it grow into one of the finest bass lakes in the country.
Capt. Peters grew up on Chickamauga Lake where he cut his teeth as a young tournament angler. He has consistently placed high on the leaderboard of Chattanooga Bass Association Tournament Trail and other tournament trails along the Tennessee River System.
Capt. Sam Simons is our "live bait specialist." He loves to catfish but whenever the river is willing to give up some of her bountiful crop of baitfish, Capt. Simons is the man to catch it. And there is a good chance he will use it to produce more big bass than most folks have ever seen in a day.
There was a day when a 5-pound bass got folks excited on Chickamauga. But the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been stocking Florida-strain largemouth since 2000 (Watch an excellent video history HERE) . Now anglers don't get too excited until someone breaks the 10-pound barrier. Of course Gabe Keen (pictured left) broke the 60-year-old state record for a largemouth in Feb. 2015 with a 15 lb. 3 oz. largemouth. Many anglers, including Keen, say there are bigger bass waiting in the wings. Watch an interview with Keen HERE.
All are ready and willing to help bass anglers learn how to catch big bass on Chickamauga and Nickajack Lakes.
Want to catch big largemouth bass? We've definitely got 'em. Bassmaster Magazine declared Chickamauga Lake as the second best bass fishing lake in the ENTIRE United States.