Big Ridge River Guides

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About Big Ridge River Guides

 Hello,  my name is Ridge Palmer and I am a licensed captain through the United States Coast Guard, founder and owner of Big Ridge River Guides.  I was born and raised in East TN hunting and fishing since I was a little kid.  I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a bachelor degree in AG Business where I competed in college rodeo as well.  I have always wanted to start a fishing guide service. Being able to share my passion with other people and get them more involved in the outdoors has always been a dream for me and now that dream has come true!  I hope you guys take advantage of my guide service and come join me for a relaxing day on the water catching fish or just enjoying a nice float!  Trips are offered on the Holston, French Broad, and Little Pigeon River as well as Douglas, Cherokee, and Chilhowee lakes.  You can choose to fish from a canoe, jon boat, or 19-foot Weld-Craft.