52 lb Blue Catfish

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Guided Catfishing Trips on the Tennessee River
Phone (662)-286-8644
34 CR 109
Corinth, MS 38834
email: pking103@comcast.net


Information about ”Phil King’s Catfishing” Catfish Guide Service

Trip Information and Cost

  • We provide boat and equipment needed, all clients will need to bring is their eats, drinks, fishing licenses (Tennessee Non-resident $17.50 - 3 day) and cooler to transport fish home. (Alabama  Non-resident 7 day  $25)
  • Full-day trips start at 7:00 A.M. and end at 3:00 P.M. Cost $375 per day (2 people) each additional person up to four add $50. 1 person $325. Price includes fish cleaning.
  • Half-day trips 5 hour afternoon fishing trips available Best times to book for trophy catfish is Late July though December. Cost $275 (2 people) 1 person $225.
  • A $75 deposit required reservations please.
    Photo of your day's catch is included.
    My preference is to photograph and release all fish over 10 lb.

Where to stay, contact Hardin County Tourism at http://www.tourhardincounty.org/  or call them at 1-800-552-3866.

All trips on the Tennessee River near Pickwick, TN.

Phil King’s Biography

Phil King has 25 years fishing experience on the Tennessee River.  In addition to the guide service, he enjoys fishing catfish tournaments with partner Stacey Thompson.  Phil has been featured in several televised fishing shows and is available for seminars. 

Licenses & Certifications

  • “CAPTAIN KING!” Coast Guard Licensed, Port of Memphis Serial Number 1037650.  After much bureaucracy, testing and screening, Phil can add “Captain King” to the other names we call him.  Here’s a link to the official document.
  • Insured.
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR and Emergency/Fire Response.
  • Certifiable . . .

Recent Tournaments

  • 2003 National Champions1st Place: Cabela’s King Kat Classic 2003 tournament, Sherrifield, Alabama 2003, 233.75 Pounds for 14 fish.
  • 1st Place: 2003 World Championship of Catfishing.
  • 1st Place:  2003 Cabela’s King Kat Qualifying Tournament - Point Lake GA
  • 1st Place:  Cat Masters USA Catfish Tournament
  • 1st Place: 2002 World Championship of Catfishing
  • 1st Place: overall Big Blue Cat in the National Catfish Derby (36 LB Blue Cat)
  • 1st  Place: 2001 Cabela’s King Kat Classic with 10 blue cats weighing in at 143.76 pounds.
  • 1st Place: 1999 Champion Team with Stacey Thompson. Weight for 10 blue cats 92 pounds.
  • 2nd place: 1998 The National Catfish Derby
  • 1st Place: overall Big Catfish in the '95, '97, 98, '99 and 2002
  • Record holder for largest blue cat (64 LB) since the rebirth of the Catfish Derby in 1993

52lb Blue Catfish

"95" 33 LB Blue

"97" 64 LB Blue

"98" 52 LB Blue

"99" 50 LB Blue

  • Currently holds the catfish skinning record (time 11.03 seconds in 2000) .
  • Won 18 of weekly big catfish titles in the past 8 years during the 6 week National Catfish Derby
  • For guided trips, catches of 100 Lb. + per day are common April through November.
  • Winner of the 1999 Tennessee-Tombigbee Catfish Tournament.

All trips on the Tennessee River.

You can't catch em' at the house,

Phil King


Monday, February 20, 2012



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