Ricky Murphy

Meet Captain Ricky Murphy

Meet Captain Ricky Murphy and Platinum Fishing Guides

Platinum Fishing Guides is a highly reputable guide service, owned and operated by Captain Ricky Murphy.

Captain Ricky Murphy is a man who has dedicated his life to fishing. With over 20 years of experience on the water, he knows more about fishing than most people will ever learn. He is one of the top Tennessee fishing guides and has honed his skills over several years of fishing in the region. Not many people can boast of having the kind of knowledge Captain Ricky has about Tennessee waters, which makes him an invaluable asset to anyone looking to catch some fish. His passion for fishing led him to pursue a career as a licensed captain with the United States Coast Guard.

Captain Murphy's expertise in lake fishing is unmatched. He has spent countless hours perfecting his techniques and knows where to find the best fish on any given day. Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting, Platinum Fishing Guides provides personalized attention to make sure each trip is tailored to meet your specific needs.

Boat Details

Captain Ricky has 2 boats to go on land and lake fishing trips, offering the knowledge needed to attract fish as efficiently as possible. His ability to find Lake Chickamauga and Lake Guntersville is second to none. Our fleet of boats at Platinum Fishing Guides is designed to provide a comfortable and exhilarating fishing experience. The first boat in our lineup is the 22' Bullet 21XD, boasting a powerful 90HP Mercury engine that propels it to a maximum speed of 30 knots. Originally built in 2000, this boat offers ample space for up to 2 guests. For a more intimate fishing excursion, we have the 20' Bullet 20XD, also equipped with a 90HP Mercury engine and reaching speeds of up to 30 knots. Built in the same year, this boat comfortably accommodates 2 guests, ensuring a personalized and enjoyable fishing adventure.

As one of the most highly sought-after Tennessee fishing guides, Captain Murphy prides himself on offering a first-class experience.

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Expertise & Attributes

21 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Freshwater Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear


Good to Knows

Trip Inclusions:

Quality Fishing Equipment (Rods, Reels & Tackle)

Lures and Bait


What to bring:

Snacks and Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses & Hats)


DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout.


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.