When you book a trip, the desire is that you enjoy the trip and have fun! Fishing is supposed to be about relaxing while enjoying the challenge of the chase. My purpose is to assist in that chase, but the desire to have fun is something you will need to bring!
The phrase “That’s why its called fishing, not catching!” is a correct phrase. Every day is different. Big fish are always sought after, and although many are caught, they are not always found. There are many ever changing conditions such as wind, current, sky conditions, barometric pressure, water clarity, water temperature and other things that add to the challenge! When you book a trip, we don’t make a final call on where we will fish until just before the trip so that the best decision possible can be made based on conditions.
I’m Captain Ty Konkle, and I have had a passion for fishing since I was little, and especially catfish. I grew up in Arizona and learned to fish in small rivers and lakes. Since early on, my favorite fish is the Flathead, as I felt they were the true trophies. I did not catch my first until after moving to Tennessee in 2008, and my first one was very small…
…Shortly there after I really began learning and studying catfish, and the Lord has blessed with a great treasure of superb fishing trips since.
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The boat I fish with is a 18′ Bayhawk Center Console, outfitted with a 115hp Suzuki 4 stroke. It can comfortably hold 2 people plus myself, but I will take up to three passengers. We are outfitted with an MinnKota iPilot trolling motor and the latest Humminbird Helix Sonar.
If you don’t catch a catfish, the trip is free! Those that catch a trophy fish (34″ long or more) will be provided a form to send in to claim a trophy certificate. So be sure to bring a camera, because you just don’t know what might tug on the line next!