Smith Fishing Adventures offers fishing charters in the beautiful Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas. Capt. Greg's specialty is crappie fishing Lake Chickamauga, one of the top crappie lakes in Tennessee. He has developed techniques which are successful year-round, not only during spring spawning periods. Additionally, his method selectively targets larger fish (slabs) and 12-16 inch fish are the rule rather than exception. Other species commonly taken include bass, catfish, and drum. You will be introduced to a wide variety of fishing techniques including spider-rigging, trolling, jigging, and casting.
USCG-licensed Capt. Greg has studied and fished Earth's lakes, rivers, and oceans for most of his life. In addition to being an avid fisherman, he holds a PhD in Biology and has published numerous scientific papers on a variety of fishery topics. Moreover, he has lived and fished in Florida, Panama, Bahrain, Hawaii, Wisconsin, South Dakota and, most recently, Tennessee. He has won numerous fishing and diving tournaments through the years and you can view a quick video of his fishing history here.
2022 Tracker Grizzly 1754 powered by a Yamaha Four-Stroke engine. The boat is ideal for fishing local waters and is equipped with Humminbird Helix fishfinders with GPS/Sidescan/Mega Live Imaging, live baitwell, Haswing Cayman Trolling Motor with electronic anchoring, Bimini top for those hot summer days, and all required USCG safety equipment.
All trips include tackle, lures/bait, and an iced fish bag to keep your fish. Certainly, you are allowed to keep your catch within legal bag and size limits!!!!! All you need to bring is a valid personal fishing license and your food/snacks.
This charter leaves the Harrison Bay State Park boat ramp at 0700 and returns at 1200. The target species are trophy white and black crappie although other species, including bass, drum, and catfish are taken. These trips run Monday through Saturday throughout the year, weather permitting.
Rates: $180.00 for 1 person
$220.00 for 2 persons
This charter leaves the Harrison Bay State Park boat ramp at 0700 and returns at 1400. The target species are trophy crappie but bass and other species are taken. These trips run Monday through Saturday throughout the year, weather permitting.
Rates: $240.00 for 1 person
$290.00 for 2 persons
This charter leaves the Deavers Town boat ramp (Blairsville, GA) at 0630 and returns at 1300. The target species are striped and hybrid striped bass although other species are often taken.
This special trip is only available two times/month during March and April so book early. Click here for a recent video.
The physical setting of Lake Nottley is beautiful against the backdrop of mountains within the Chatahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Much of the shoreline is undeveloped which adds to dramatic panoramic vistas
Rates: $450.00 for for 1 or 2 persons
This charter leaves the East Parksville Lake boat ramp at 0700 and returns at 1300. The target species are Alabama Bass, and the occasional trout (brown and rainbow), crappie, walleye, or musky. These Alabama Bass tend to be dramatically larger and more aggressive than than Spotted Bass and thus afford excellent angling opportunities. The fishing strategy involves trolling deep with planer boards. This trip is only available during the months of June and September.
Parksville Lake is nestled within the mountains of the Cherokee National Forest and provides exceptional wildlife-viewing opportunities for birds, otters, and even black bear on occasion.
Rates: $300.00 for 1 or 2 persons
This trip is unavailable until further notice due to problem with the boat ramps.
This trip departs from the Charleston (TN) Boat Ramp at 0700 and returns at 1300. The targeted species is striped bass but largemouth and spotted bass and catfish are normally taken . This charter is available from 01 June until 15 June.
Rates: $350.00 for up to 2 persons
The weather may be chilly but the fishing is hot! One of the best seasons for catching crappie using trolling and spider-rigging techniques. This trip is seasonal (October 15 - April 30) and leaves Monday - Saturday from the Harrison Bay State Park boat ramp at 0800 and returns at 1200.
Rates: $175.00 per group (up to 2 persons)