Capt. Aaron Massey
Scenic City Fishing Charters announces the addition of a new guide to its team - now offering seven fishing guides to serve anglers who want to explore Tennessee waterways. In business since 2006, Scenic City Fishing Charters provides guided fishing trips for bass, trophy catfish, crappie and walleye.
The newest addition to the team is Capt. Aaron Massey. Capt. Massey began guiding in 2021.
“Capt. Richard Simms (owner of Scenic City Fishing Charters) extended an invitation for Tennessee River Adventures to join him and the Scenic City coalition of guides," said Capt. Massey. "Richard has built the Scenic City Fishing brand into the most recognizable guide service in our region today. I will still be operating Tennessee River Adventures as its own entity while partnering with Scenic City to help me grow and fill any voids I have in my schedule. This is truly a win-win for everybody and I look forward to what the future holds.”
Capt. Massey has a passion for chasing giant catfish on the Tennessee River. He caught his first giant flathead bank fishing the muddy Muskingum River in Ohio.
He said, "That fish impacted me in ways I cannot explain. I was on a mission to learn anything and everything I could about these huge fish."
His career led him to a job at the Ritz-Carlton on the shore of Georgia's Lake Oconee, where he bought his first boat, a 14-foot jon.
"That got me out on the lake and I was really able to cut my teeth and learn how to chase these fish, often venturing to South Carolina's Santee Cooper and the Tennessee River," said Capt. Massey.
In 2020 he pulled up stakes and moved to North Georgia specifically so he could spend more time on the Tennessee River near Chattanooga. Now he fishes from a roomy 2072 Alumacraft, that has a knack for finding trophy catfish. He fishes with a "go big or go home" mentality and loves to share his passion for chasing monster catfish.
Along with Capt. Massey, Capt. Richard Simms is backed up by Capt. Sam Simons, Capt. Ben Hayes, Capt. Joe Jellison, Capt. Scott Lillie and Capt. Chris Peters.
All Scenic City Fishing Charters guides are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Visit the Scenic City Fishing Charters web page to learn much more. Or call Capt. Simms at 509-4655.
Capt. Aaron Massey