Brian Barton Outdoors - Contact Us

Specializing in Catfish, Stripers, Bream, and Bass on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes on the Tennessee River.

We specialize in live bait fishing for multiple species. Expect to catch 50 plus fish on Full day trips with 8 or 9 different species of fish possible.

Our Mission: To provide a quality and educational experience for our clients with a friendly Southern Hospitality.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Alabama fishing license
  • Extra clothing - Allow for temperature changes and rainfall.
  • Food or Drinks - Bottle water will be provided.
  • Hat, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, and camera. (guide will also photograph)
  • Cooler with ice if you want to take fish home. ALL SAUGER, LARGEMOUTH AND  SMALLMOUTHMOUTH BASS, AS WELL AS CATFISH OVER 10 POUNDS WILL BE RELEASED. NO EXCEPTIONS. (ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR TROPHY FISH)

Trophy Trip - We target 25 pound and larger fish on this trip. This means slower fishing with much larger baits. A client can expect fewer bites and catches but fish in the 60 to 70 pound range are possible, with 40 to 50 pound fish common. Prime season for trophy catfish is September to mid November, and April/May.

Regular Trip - We go catfishing. This trip is designed to use whatever baits, tactics, locations, etc. are currently producing the most action. The purpose is for the angler to catch as many fish as possible of whatever sizes are avaliable at that time. We use a diverse range of baits (including jigs and spoons at times) and techniques centered around the skill level of the angler. This is the trip if you want to carry fish home for the freezer.

Catfish 101 - This is what I collectively call " Catfish School". After 35 years of catfishing I have discovered an aresnal of tactics that can be used at different times of the year, water, weather conditions, etc. to catch fish. This is a FULL day on the water that is dedicated to the many different ways to catch cats. The purpose of this package is to give the cleint in a day what it has took me over 35 years to learn. We go over several types of rigging, how to choose the proper bait for the proper time, visit multiple structures on the lake and use electronics to identify items you can find on your home lake. Learn how to use hair jigs, spoons, and other lures to catch cats. I also offer basic trotlining, how to set limb lines, jugging, and other alternative methods of catching catfish. This is truly the best deal you will ever get if you just want to learn more about catfishing. If you choose to take this package make sure to bring along a tape recorder, notebook, video camera or all the above.

Live Bait fishing - This is our most popular package. This trip offers an abundance of rod bending action, plus the chance at catching multiple species of fish. These trips are geared for every level of ability. Ideal package for those who don't have a lot of fishing experience. This trip averages more than 50 fish per day, and often over 100 fish are caught in a day of fishing. Always plenty of fish for eating if you choose to take some home.

GUIDE RATES:

Full Day (7) HRS. - $375.00
3 person maximum per boat. Fishing times vary depending on season. Contact Us for current times.
Half Day (4) HRS. - $225.00
$50 additional charge for third person on any trip.

All participants must sign a General Release of Liability Form.

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