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! When he’s not on board, your trips will be run by Capt. Bobby Crabtree.

You’ll be fishing aboard 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.

Capt. Wilber and Capt. Bobby are the most passionate about fishing for Striped Bass. They’re 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 captains also have a lot of knowledge and success with Catfish, Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, and Trout. They’re 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, Capt. Wilber’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
    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
    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 (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    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
    $350
    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.
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About the Captain

Bobby Crabtree
Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States
14 Fishing Reports
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
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. He 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. He works closely with Capt. Bobby Crabtree, a seasoned Striped Bass fisherman, and runs the boat along with Capt. Wilber.

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

Angler Quest (Pontoon) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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

Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Despite the cold and non ideal conditions Bobby still managed to get us some fish. He really worked hard! Would definitely...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 29, 2021
My 13 year old son and I had a great time catching striper, bass and even catfish. Captain Bobby is very experienced in striper...
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FAQs about Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter

Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (AM/FM/CD)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fintastic Striper Fishing Charter include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass