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Tennessee River Catfish, Aug. 16th

Richard Simms
August 16, 2009
Chattanooga - Freshwater Fishing Report

Catfishing continues to be steady in the Tennessee River in Southeast Tennessee. While we've been catching mostly "eater-sized" blues between 2 and 8 lbs, the occasional trophy catfish turns up regularly.

Most recently Ryan Edde from Murfreesboro, Tenn., along with his daughters Kirsten and Kayla, caught a great 26 lb. blue on light tackle, along with an cooler full of fish for the frying pan.

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Also, the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame recently certified one of my client's catches on 10 lb. test line as a new Line Class World Record in the "Catch & Release" category. See: www.sceniccityfishing.com/record.html

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Fishing for other species including largemouth, smallmouth, crappie and bluegill has been fair. Anglers should plan on basic summertime patterns, which means fish slow and deep.

Target Species:

Catfish, Bass, Crappie

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Fishing guide service in Chattanooga, Tennessee, home of the Tennessee Aquarium. Specializing in trophy catfish... excellent seasonal fishing for crappie, stripers, bluegill, smallmouth and largemouth bass.

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Scenic City Fishing Charters, Inc.
Phone: 423-894-3684
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