Deep-sea fishing is like raising children: both require patience, superior breath-holding skills, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a two-hour guided fishing trip (a $200 value) from Mike Davis Outdoors on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin.
Mike Davis Outdoors hooks up fishing neophytes and freshwater pros alike with guided trips on the placid waters of Old Hickory Lake, known for its teeming populations of crappie, bluegill, bass, and more. During the two-hour fishing trip, Mike Davis, a seasoned, CPR-certified fish-catcher, can gladly share tips and tricks, explicate winning techniques, interpret your dreams, and steer guests toward the best fish-seducing spots of the lake. Fuel is included with the trip, as are life jackets, rods and reels, artificial bait, snacks, and drinks. Snacks and bait are kept in separate color-coded bins to prevent the fish from ingesting Fritos and growing to city-crushing proportions.
Tour times are subject to availability, and there is a maximum of two people allowed on the boat. A fishing license is not included in this deal but is required for the excursion. The license, like most medical degrees, can be purchased online or acquired from a fishing-and-tackle store ($5.50+ for one-day fishing).
Mike Davis Outdoors
Professional anger and guide Mike Davis picked up his first fishing pole in his hometown of Orlando, Florida, where the swampy surroundings provided ample opportunities for reeling in scaly specimens. After high school, Mike fulfilled his childhood dream of being a meteorologist before serving a combat tour in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm, and once back in the States, he was selected as a member of the National Weather Service. While his head was in the clouds, his heart remained by the water, and he ultimately decided to make his passion for fishing his life's pursuit. Today, Mike resides in Nashville where he leads guided fishing tours on Old Hickory Lake, helping anglers of all ages and abilities catch bass, crappie, catfish, and the rare yet inedible rubber fish.