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Welcome to SouthernCats Guide Service, your premier destination for thrilling catfishing adventures on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama. Our passion for catfishing runs deep, and our mission is to provide you with an unforgettable fishing experience you'll cherish for a lifetime.


At SouthernCats Guide Service, we're more than just fishing guides; we're your partners in exploring the untamed waters of Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, and Pickwick Lakes. With over two decades of expertise, Captain Mike Mitchell and our team have honed their skills to perfection, ensuring you're in the hands of seasoned professionals.



Captain Mike Mitchell, the driving force behind SouthernCats Guide Service, is not just a fishing guide; he's your seasoned partner for conquering the Tennessee River's trophy catfish. With over a decade of experience and a U.S. Coast Guard license backing his expertise, Captain Mike has been leading catfishing expeditions for 11 years, ensuring safety and success on every trip.

His remarkable achievements have earned him recognition in numerous national magazines and online articles, including a featured story on ESPN Outdoors. Captain Mike's passion for catfishing has taken him to the national stage, where he's made appearances on popular TV shows such as G3 Sportsman and Catfish Crazy. His knowledge, dedication, and knack for reeling in those Big Ol' Bluecats make him the go-to expert for catfishing enthusiasts seeking thrilling adventures on the Tennessee River.

Current Personal Best: 117 pound Bluecat and 73 pound Flathead

Join Captain Mike Mitchell on the angling journey of a lifetime, and experience the unparalleled thrill of catfishing in the hands of a true master.  

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Ready to embark on an exciting catfishing journey with SouthernCats Guide Service? Contact us today to book your adventure and experience the thrill of reeling in trophy catfish on the Tennessee River. Join us in creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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