About Mid-South Bass Guide

Mid South Bass Guide Professional Bass Fishing Guide on Lake Guntersville-Tim's Ford. Is Owned and Operated by  Captain Jake Davis a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Great Lakes & Inland Waterways Captain.  We are a full time, year round guide service on Lake Guntersville and Tim's Ford. We offer reasonable guided-trip rates (no extra cost for lures/tackle and I do give a military discount), professional and courteous service, top-quality fishing lures, tackle, and gear...our primary goal is providing you absolutely the best and safest fishing experience I can provide.    

Who am I, In 2004, than, MSgt. Jake Davis retired from the US Air Force and my Better half Kerrie, settled down in a rural community not far from middle Tennessee's southern border.  Then drawing on my professional training in Business Management and Marketing, as well as bass tournament competitor and director experience spanning 25 plus years, I joined Current River MFG/Secret Weapon Lures/Assassinator Baits as Prostaff Director. In May 2005, I became the VP of Business Development...After four years of tackle shows, media events, radio and having set that company on a trajectory to become one of the premiere fishing tackle manufacturers in the southeast US.  My better half (Kerrie) knew I was missing my time on the water and understood I really liked guiding part time...it was time to guided full time!  

In his spare time, Capt Jake is the Asst. Director of State Tennessee BASS Nation High/Youth and Regional Director of the South Central Region TN Bass Nation.  He works with 650 High School and Junior High School Anglers as the tournament director and mentor promoting sportsmanship and the future of Bass Fishing.   See our great accomplishments by visiting www.sctnbassnation.com 
Although, I continued to consult for several industry companies, I finally discovered the perfect office— the casting deck of a Triton TR-20X bass boat! That's where you will find me most days of the year.  To be exact 194 days in 2009, 223 days in 2010, 287 days in 2011, 271 days in 2012, with 268 days in 2013, 285 days in 2014, 307 days during 2015, 2016 with 295 days and we ended 2017 with 235 days on the water....FY 2018 is shaping up nicely with 155 days already scheduled or completed

​A word of advice:  All guides on the Tennessee River are required by federal law to be United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Every year Guntersville is over run by what I call Tournament Practice Guides, who are not licensed or insured to carry people fishing. These are anglers doing nothing more than using your time and your money to practice for their tournaments.  You have every right to ask to see their guide’s license, so ask for it.  If you don't ask for their license you are putting yourself a risk if an accident happens.

Why should you choose my guide service, well that’s a tough one for he to answer…here’s what eleven time client (Greg Howell ofCookeville, TN) had to say:

In the past 4 years, I have used Jakes' services multiple times and, as an avid fisherman, know when fishing is easy or tough. Every time we have gone out, Jake has given it his all.  Jake is determined to locate the fish for me and he has always come through. We have had days where we have caught 76 bass and days of 5-6 fish with he has never let me down when it comes to locating fish and having a lot of fun, no matter the conditions.  I have nothing but high praise for him and the effort he puts into finding fish. As a retired veteran, with a strong military background, Jake uses that discipline to seek out and find fish. He goes out of his way to ensure that I have had as successful a trip as possible. I have gone out with several other guides before and they have never put out the effort he does. I would go as far as to personally guarantee that, if there are fish to be caught, he will find them!

Greg Howell
Cookeville, TN

Whether we are guiding clients looking to hook bragging-size bucketmouths on Lake Guntersville or  world-class Smallmouth bass on Tim's Ford Reservoir, We are committed to providing an enjoyable and memorable guided fishing trip and being the best bass guide on the lake.

Large parties, no problem. As a member of a professional fishing guide consortium, Mid-South Bass Guide can arrange to bring in as many highly qualified professional bass guides as needed to accommodate your group. ​

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Thanks for stopping by to get acquainted. Now, as one of my good friends would say, "'Enough chit-chat... let's go fishing!"

Mid South Bass Guide (Jake Davis) 615-613-2382 or msbassguide@comcast.net

USCG and Tennessee Licensed Fishing Guide