FISHING TRIP RATES    ("License Info" and "Places to Stay" below)


If we have to cancel a trip due to severe weather or water conditions, we will either reschedule your trip as possible or provide a full refund of your deposit - your choice. If you cancel a trip with more than three weeks notice, we will refund your deposit. If you cancel with less than three weeks notice, we hold the deposit but will reschedule your trip at the earliest mutually convenient date during the same calendar year. CLICK HERE to learn about ordering Scenic City Fishing Gift Certificates.

                                                                FISHING LICENSES
Fishing licenses (listed below) are not included in your fishing trip cost.
CLICK HERE to buy them online, or visit our suggested, conveniently located outdoor retailer, Sportsman's Warehouse. You can also purchase fishing licenses at any Tennessee Walmart. In Tennessee a Social Security number is required to purchase a fishing license.


  • NON-Resident 3-Day Fishing [least available], (Type 077 = $20.50)
  • NON-Resident Jr. Annual Fishing (required ages 13-15, Type 070 = $11)
  • TN Resident One-Day (Type 021 = $6.50)
  • TN Resident Junior License (required ages 13-15, Type 002 = $10)
  • TN Resident Annual (Type 001 = $34)
  • TN Annual Senior Citizen (65 & over, Type 164 = $5)

  • For Fishing WE provide - All fishing equipment, all bait, water, good attitudes :-)
  • YOU provide - Sunscreen (Please no spray sunscreen. It gets on the fishing equipment.) , sunglasses, food, snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic beverage (in moderation), cooler/ice if you want to keep fish (We do NOT clean fish), weather-appropriate clothing (We will fish in rain, but not severe wind or weather. Deposits will be refunded if we cancel due to severe conditions).  MOST IMPORTANT! BRING YOUR DESIRE TO HAVE FUN!

                                                PLACES TO STAY

Places to stay on the water are very limited. Island Cove Marina has a motel and a few cabins. Blue Water Resort is excellent, but is about 40 or 50 minutes from the areas we routinely fish. We frequently recommend visitors review hotels near the near the Chattanooga Airport and Interstate 75.  There is a very wide selection with lots of restaurants nearby and it is within 15 or 20 minutes of most places we fish. Talkin' Tackle Lodge on Hixson Pike offers 3 dorm-style rooms for anglers (not on the water), with an adjoining bait/tackle shop. You can also review private listings on, but review CLOSELY to insure they are in a reasonable proximity of Chattanooga.

  • 4-HOUR TRIP ... 1 angler = $200, 2 anglers = $250, 3 anglers (maximum allowed) = $350
  • 6-HOUR TRIP ... 1 angler = $250, 2 anglers = $325, 3 anglers (maximum allowed) = $425
  • 8-HOUR TRIP ... 1 angler = $300, 2 anglers = $400, 3 anglers (maximum allowed) = $500

      If your guide is available to fish beyond 8 hours, add $25 per person, per hour. Rates include ALL fishing equipment/bait/lures but

        do not include Fishing Licenses. See below. Non-fishing "Riders" (within the 3-person limit) are $25/$35/$50 based on trip length.

     Once a fishing date is confirmed, a $50 Deposit (per day) is required

     within 24 hours, payable via PayPal or credit card via "Pay Now" button.

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