Tennessee Musky Guide in Knoxville, Tennessee

Guided by Steven Paul

Lake River

About Your Guide

14 Years of Experience
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Captain Steven is USCG licensed Captain. As the holder of the current Tennessee State Record Musky, Captain Steven uses his extensive knowledge, experience and know-how to provide you with the musky guide trip of a lifetime, every time. With the Native Tennessee Musky population thriving and Melton Hill Musky being stocked yearly, there is no better time to book a trip and catch the musky you have been dreaming of. Based out Melton Hill Reservoir and it's connecting waterways in Oak Ridge, TN, Captain Steven will introduce you to the preferred tactics, baits, and locations while in pursuit of some of the largest muskies in Tennessee. As a leader and trail blazer in the hunt for Southern Musky, Captain Steven provides Full day or Half day trips targeting Melton Hill and Tennessee Musky that are affordable. Despite being the premier, Captain Steven also travels to other nearby waterways like Center Hill, Rock Island, Caney Fork, Collins River and Dale Hollow to pursue the Tennessee musky.

Tennessee Musky Guide Trips

Getting out in the Melton Hill Reservoir and catching a trophy Musky has never been easier. Captain Steven—the current state record holder for Musky in Tennessee—will guide you on your trip to catch your own personal best. Picture this: you're waking up at the crack of dawn, excited for a day of adventure on the water. As you step outside, the cool morning air hits your face and you can already feel the excitement building inside you. As you make your way to the dock, you see your charter boat waiting for you, ready to go. You climb aboard and introduce yourself to Captain Steven, who starts to talk to you about Musky fishing and the local environment. As you cast your line into the water, you feel a rush of excitement as you wait for a bite. Suddenly, you feel a heavy tug on your line and you reel it in with all your might. As the fish breaks the surface, you can see the distinctive pattern and know you've hooked "The Fish of A Thousand Casts"! As the sun starts to set, you reluctantly head back to the dock, already planning your next Musky charter fishing trip in Tennessee. It's been an exciting and unforgettable day on the water, and you can't wait to do it all again! Captain Steven is a real pro when it comes to Musky fishing, and he'll do everything possible to help you get hooked up on one of these challenging fish. Get out there and give it your best! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Knoxville

Tennessee Musky Fishing

100% (6)
17 ft 1 - 3 People From $133 / person

Muskies are known as the fish of 10,000 casts. They are the ultimate angling challenge, but as long as you have a good attitude, patience, and a great guide like Steven, you'll be able to accomplish it too! On this trip, Steven will help you land a trophy musky on the fly. This half or full day trip is catered to all skill levels, and will have all equipment provided. After booking, you'll work with Steve to find out where the best fishing spot will be at the time of your trip. Between surrounding swift rivers, small streams, and large lakes, there's plenty of great places to catch a musky on the fly no matter what time of year. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Knoxville

Tennessee Musky Fly Fishing

100% (5)
17 ft 1 - 2 People From $175 / person

Recent Reviews of Tennessee Musky Guide



I've fished with Steven Paul a couple of times now. Great guy and guide. He knows his stuff. I will fish with him again next year.

Cameron B.


Steve is hands down great. No better guide in the game, especially in North Tennessee. Had an absolutely awesome time. Would highly recommend

Kasia W.


Hands down one of the best fishing trips we have ever been to.. me and my 9 year old son had an absolutely amazing time with Steve. He was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and so patient with my son - answering his countless questions. The little guy caught a nice Muskie within the first 20 minutes of the trip. The catch of his lifetime :))) will be definitely booking again . Highly recommended!!!


Verified Review Fishing

What a great day on Melton Hill Lake with Steve. He knows the water like he has been fishing it all his life. Exactly what our group was looking for and he moved things around to make it work for us. Awesome guy and expert Musky guide!

Mike A.


Steve took us for a great afternoon/ evening of fishing. Hoping my son absorbed the knowledge he was passing on to us. Will definitely hit him up next time we are in town.

Randy A.


Had Never caught a Muskie before. Got hooked up with Steve, had a blast. We put seven in the boat that day. Didn't realize what an accomplishment this was until latter. He is most knowledgeable and has numerous "suitcases" of tackle. Would highly recommend for beginners or experienced . Look forward to spending some time with him again this year. He LOVES his Muskies. 5/29/2019 Back again this year. After talking to some of my friends I had decided I was just incredibility lucky last year. Well Steven proved me wrong. Went out for an evening trip (short notice) and Steve had me on fish within 30 minutes. We put 6 in the net in about 6 hrs. Was able to get out again for a few hrs a couple of days later an "dang" back on fish again. I believe he probably has scales underneath that "fake" skin The man KNOWS (and loves) his Muskies. HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants to catch a nice Muskie. Beginners (me) or experienced. I have to say this , he does wear funny shoes and socks. LOL love ya Steven




Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing

Lake, River

Start Location

227 W Edison St, Alcoa, TN 37701, United States

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