Richard Simms

Richard Simms is a professional journalist and fishing guide in Chattanooga. (See www.ScenicCityFishing.com) He is also a former wildlife officer for TWRA, a book author and a self-proclaimed "River Rat" with a sincere desire for spreading the message about our bountiful natural resources and the people charged with using, or protecting them.

New Survey Confirms Happy Fishermen on Chickamauga Lake

Nearly 100 percent of more than 1,000 fishermen surveyed on Chickamauga Lake in 2017 said they are “satisfied” with the fishing there. To be specific, 60.7 percent are “Satisfied,” 33.5 percent are “Extremely Satisfied” while 5.7 percent are “Somewhat Satisfied.” A measly 0.2 percent were “Somewhat Dissatisfied.” For fishermen who are notoriously famous for coming …

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Chickamauga Climbs to Second-best Bass Lake in the Nation

As far as we can find there has been no news release or official Internet posts yet… however my Facebook feed is full of area anglers posting about Bassmaster Magazine’s Top 100 Bass Lakes rankings. According to the most recent Bassmaster Magazine, our own Chickamauga Lake has climbed all the way to the second-best bass …

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