Appalachian Fishing Adventure

Appalachian Fishing Adventure

$250.00Retail Value
Appalachian Fishing Adventure

I am Captain Scott Carver, and I look forward to spending a day on the water with you. I am a Coast Guard certified boat captain, and I have a lifetime of experience on the water. My entire life has been spent planning my next fishing trip. When I was old enough to walk, my dad pointed me in the direction of the water, and the rest was simple.  I couldn’t/can’t get enough. I would fish every day, if possible, and never get tired of fishing, and teaching people how to fish (especially kids.) It’s just what I do. I grew up fishing all over East Tennessee, and my 36 years of knowledge on the Tennessee River system serves me well each time I put my boat in the water. I operate on Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, and Melton Hill Lakes, and tributaries, thereof. I love to catch anything that swims, and it has always been a year round endeavor for me. I will fish as long as my body and the Good Lord let me, and I will always be trying to find a better way to catch fish.  Whether you want to just enjoy a day on the water, or you want to learn things you can take back to your home waters, I just want to take you fishing.

Spring/Summer rates are $250 dollars for a half day, and the Fall/Winter rates are $250 for a full day. It can be applied to either of those. Fall/winter rates are August 15-february 29. The price includes everything. All they have to do is fish. I do all the work and teaching. I will even clean their fish at the end of the day. I can handle up to 3 normal sized adults besides myself. The only thing it doesn’t include is snacks. And I keep bottled water on the boat in a cooler. Everything else is provided.....lures, poles, tackle, everything. I do it all. If they think they might get hungry, I encourage them to bring snacks. Other than that, they don’t have to bring anything. 

Whether it's long-poling in the brush, tight-lining deep water structure, casting jigs, or shooting docks, I want to put you on crappie.  When the day is over, you will know more about how to catch crappie, and I will be happy to clean your catch for you, and send you home with a bag of fillets for your family.

Bluegill/ Shellcrackers
Reelfoot Lake is famous for its trophy bluegill fishing, but the same fishing can be done here in East Tennessee, if you know how to fish for the trophy fish of these species. One-pound bluegill and shellcrackers are common, with some pushing two pounds being caught, often. There is no better way to spend the day than catching some huge bluegill and shellcrackers. The action can be so fast that I have actually had to stop people from catching anymore, just for the sake of the fish, themselves. These aren't the runts you see swimming around boat docks. These are huge panfish, and fight harder than any fish in the river. Again, they are delicious, and I will be happy to clean them for you.

The Tennessee River is full of huge catfish, especially the blue catfish. Anytime you put a bait in the water, you have the opportunity to catch a true monster.  I love watching a person's face, especially a child, the first time they feel the power of one of these big animals. Additionally, there are a lot of fish in the 2-10-pound range that keep us busy, as well. Catfish are catch and release on Fort Loudoun and Watts Bar Lakes, and this has led to a truly, special, fishery.

Stripers/ Rockfish
I love fishing for stripers below the dams on the Tennessee River. Like catfish, you never know when a behemoth is going to attack your bait. These are special fish, and tend to congregate, at times, to the extent that catching them can be fast and furious. This type of fishing is very dependent on generation schedules by the TVA, but when the water is "right," it can be awesome. Recently, while striper fishing, we have had a run of "accidental" musky catches, which are an exciting, added, bonus.  You just never know what is going to be on the end of your line when you set the hook

The Fine Print

  • Denomination: $250.00

  • How many deals can I purchase? 1

  • Use more than one deal voucher per visit? NO

  • Face value of deal voucher must be used at time of visit.

  • No cash value.

  • After purchase you will need to call Captain Scott Carver at (865) 254-4870 or email him at to book your trip.

  • Promotional Value Expires on: 08/12/2017