Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter

Fishing the rich Tennessee waters has never been as action-packed and fun than with Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter. Operating out of Jefferson City, Captain Wilber Brady has been fishing these waters for the past quarter of a century. He loves showing the abundance of the area’s lovely outdoors to the visitors – his trips are always full of excitement and unforgettable!

Captain Wilber owns and operates a 21’ Mako center console, out of the box in 2014. Powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine, it can accommodate up to 4 anglers in full comfort and comes equipped with an array of professional marine electronics and safety gear. It has the latest Lowrance GPS, sonar, fishfinder, and structure scan electronics. Downriggers, a live bait tank, wireless trolling motor, and even a multimedia system can be found on board.

Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter reels in over 1000 fish yearly in the waters of Norris, Melton Hill, Boone, Watts Bar,  Fort Loudon, Cherokee, and Douglas reservoirs and French Broad, Clinch, Tennessee, and Holston rivers.

Captain Wilber is the most passionate about fishing for Striped Bass. He’s all about the Striper action, both from the surface and bottom. So get ready for some sight casting, trolling, live baiting, and downrigging to depths over 90’.

The captain also has a lot of knowledge and success with Catfish, Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, and Trout. He’s big on CPR policy – catch, photograph and release!

The charter will cover all the needed gear, from top of the shelf tackle by Penn to live bait (prepared before the trip), and lures. Catch cleaning is also included. The first mate, captain’s son, will be present on some trips to help make your trip even more comfortable. The only thing you have to do is get a valid fishing license and you’re good to go on an adventure you’ll remember for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready for this action-packed 8-hour Striper and Hybrid Bass fishing trip. You'll split your time on the water with 4 hours of fishing in the morning (7-11 AM) and 4 hours in the afternoon (5-9 PM).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour Striper and Hybrid Bass fishing trip is exactly what the doctor ordered! The captain will show you the most productive spots and you'll get to try a variety of the most efficient techniques.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Smallmouth Bass
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Sep - 30 Nov
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This Smallmouth Bass fishing trip is seasonal so make sure to book it on time! The captain will do everything in his power to put you on the biggest Smallmouth the area has to offer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this eventful morning trip, the captain will take you exploring the waters of Cherokee Lake. Striped Bass and Hybrid Bass will be on the menu – catch 'em if you can!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you prefer afternoon fishing, go for this 4-hour trip. It will take you Cherokee Lake Striper and Hybrid Bass fishing with an experienced captain at the helm.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Crappie
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This nighttime Crappie fishing trip will take you exploring the waters under the lights at night. This excursion will include low boat traffic and cool temps. Give it a try, it's incredibly fun.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Crappie Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Wilber Brady
Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States
Member since August 2018
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Captain Wilber is the owner and the Captain of Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter. Captain Wilber is the areas only Bass Pro Shops Prostaff for striped bass, Captain Wilber has been fishing since an early age and has 30 years fishing knowledge on East Tennessee lakes and has taken his passion into a business for the past 7 years. One of his favorite things is to introduce children to fishing and the outdoors. Join Captain Wilber for your next fishing adventure.
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Customer Reviews

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4.94
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Amanda B.
Meadow Bluff, WV
 5.00
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Evening trip with Captain Wilbur

VERIFIED   NEW  July 26, 2019
Absolutely amazing! The trip started a little slow because of some maintenance on the dam, but once Wilbur found the honey...
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Aaron S.
Cookeville, TN
 5.00
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Great 3/4 day trip for son't 16th!

VERIFIED   July 7, 2019
Booked early morning (starting around 6AM) 3/4 day trip with Captain Wilber. Beautiful morning on the water and Captain Wilber...
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Oak Grove, MO
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Five Star Captain

VERIFIED   NEW  August 5, 2019
Wilber was incredibly knowledgeable of the lake and the habitat of the fish. You will not regret ever booking with him. His...
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Sam N.
Cookeville, TN
 5.00
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2019
We had a wonderful time. Captain Wilbur was great with the kids. Once we had caught our legal share he even took us for an...
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Wes H.
Sevierville, TN
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Evening trip with Captain Wilber

VERIFIED   NEW  August 12, 2019
Great time!  Took my wife, son age 11, and daughter age 10.  Captain Wilber was very informative and social. We had...
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Fishing Reports

Great on the water with the Roberts

August 09, 2019

Great morning n the lake. Read Full Report →


Good morning he Annin family

August 06, 2019

Captain Wilber invites you join him a great day the lake Read Full Report →


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