Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter

Launching out of Rutledge, Tennessee, Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter is offering fun-packed fishing trips on the bountiful Cherokee Lake. Just 20 miles from both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN, this charter offers you a great way to spend a day in nature during your vacation in the beautiful Smokey Mountains. Your guide, Ryan has spent 25 years fishing these waters. He and Jessie, another guide Ryan occasionally works with, will do everything they can to put you on the catch of your dreams.

You’ll spend the trip fishing from a 2019, 23’ Sunchaser Pontoon boat, powered by a 150 HP Honda outboard. Pontoon boats are a great choice for families and groups of anglers wanting to fish without having to sacrifice comfort. The boat provides a highly stable fishing platform and plenty of space for up to 6 anglers, who can all fish at the same time. It’s equipped with all the latest electronics and safety equipment including a GPS and a fishfinder as well as a trolling motor, allowing you to get better casting positions in those skinny waters.

The guide will equip you with all the fishing gear you need for the species you’re targeting, including Ugly Stik and Okuma rods and reels. Depending on your choice of targets you can expect to try out several fishing techniques such as trolling, bottom fishing, as well as light and heavy tackle casting. The species you can target on your trips include Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass, and Catfish. You’ll also be provided with live bait that the captain will prepare ahead of the trip to maximize the amount of action you see – so come prepared!

The things you should remember to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like, a valid fishing license (can be bought online), and sunglasses. After that, you’re ready to come to the lake and start reeling in fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    More experienced anglers who want to cover as much water as possible and visit all the best spots around will find this trip to be the perfect choice for them. Have all the chances you need to hook a catch of your dreams as you cruise the waters targeting Stripers, Hybrids, and Catfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    More experienced anglers who want to cover as much water as possible and visit all the best spots around will find this trip to be the perfect choice for them. Have all the chances you need to hook a catch of your dreams as you cruise the waters targeting Stripers, Hybrids, and Catfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    If you’d like to get better acquainted with East Tennessee fishing, or if you’re new to the sport and aren’t sure if you can spend a full day fishing, this trip is the one you should go with. You’ll have the opportunity to target Striped and Hybrid Bass as well as Catfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    If you’d like to get better acquainted with East Tennessee fishing, or if you’re new to the sport and aren’t sure if you can spend a full day fishing, this trip is the one you should go with. You’ll have the opportunity to target Striped and Hybrid Bass as well as Catfish.
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About the Charter Operator

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter
Rutledge, Tennessee, United States
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Member since July 2019
Ryan has been an avid fisherman and hunter all his life, he’s always enjoyed spending time in nature and loves every chance he gets to do it. He’s been fishing the local waters for 25 years now and decided to start guiding fishing trips to introduce more people to the sport he loves and show them the beautiful nature of East Tennessee. What he enjoys the most about taking people fishing is to see the excitement of an angler fighting their first big fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Catfish Catfish
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Sunchaser (Pontoon) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Honda engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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9 16 2021. NOW THIS IS FISHING!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 16, 2021
Excellent morning went out with the best charter service around tenn Cherokee charter. Jess is the most awesome guide.why...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 13, 2021
My son and I went on an 8 hour trip with Jesse and I can tell you..it was the best time ive ever had fishing from a boat,and...
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Prattville, AL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 2, 2021
Wonderful trip for my son and I!  Ryan did well with communication right from the day I first booked the trip, very knowledgeable...
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Ask for Jessie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 26, 2021
My mom reeeally wanted a fishing trip and had been saying she had not been since she was a girl so I wanted to make the trip...
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Half day with Jesse

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2021
Jesse was awesome! The lake is gorgeous early in the morning. Great price and the guys know this lake. I even got a text the...
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FAQs about Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Hybrid Striped Bass