Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24'

Explore the bountiful waters of Cherokee Lake with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter! Join the crew that launches out of Rutledge, just 20 miles from both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Meet Captain Ryan, an avid angler who has spent 25 years fishing these waters. He and Capt. Jessie always do everything in their power to help their guests catch the fish of their dreams.

You’ll be fishing on a 23’ Sunchase Pontoon boat that’s powered by a 150 HP Honda engine. There’s enough space for 6 anglers to join on each trip and can fish at the same time. The advantage of pontoon boats is that you get to fish in comfort, while still having great chances for a tasty catch. You’ll get a highly stable platform and great casting positions in shallow waters. The boat is equipped with the latest navigational electronics, safety gear, a trolling engine, and top-notch rods and reels.

Depending on what you want to catch, you can try a variety of fishing techniques, from trolling and bottom fishing, to light and heavy tackle casting. You can go after Hybrid Bass, Catfish, Striped Bass, Crappie, Walleye, and more.

The captain will provide you with Ugly Stik and Okuma rods and reels. All fishing equipment is included in the price and prepared in advance. You need to bring a fishing license, snacks, drinks, and sunglasses.

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter brings a great way to spend a day in nature during your vacation in the beautiful Smokey Mountains! Pick a date and start reeling!



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
    Depending on what time of year it is, you'll be fishing for Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Sauger, and Catfish. This trip will start at 7 am and end at 3 pm. All fishing equipment is included in the price. The targetted species vary based on the season, so please reach out to the Captain to check what's biting.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    Your main targets for this morning trip are Walleye, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass, Crappie, Sauger, and Catfish. Of course, it all depends on what time of year you start your trip. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join. The targetted species vary based on the season, so please reach out to the Captain to check what's biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    There's a variety of species to target but it all depends on what time of year you start your adventure. Go after Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass, Walleye, Crappie, or Catfish. All fishing equipment is included in the price. The targetted species vary based on the season, so please reach out to the Captain to check what's biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    The captain will prepare all the fishing equipment you'll need, so you only need to pack your fishing license, some snacks, and drinks. Go after Walleye, Crappie, Hybrid Bass, Striped Bass, Sauger, and Catfish. The targetted species vary based on the season, so please reach out to the Captain to check what's biting.

About the Charter Operator

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter
Rutledge, Tennessee, United States
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167 Customer Reviews
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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) Striped Bass
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Sauger Sauger
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Seaark (Dual console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
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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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Sheryldine B.
Knoxville, TN
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3/4 day trip with Ryan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2021
I set this trip up for my husband, his son and his good friend! They thoroughly enjoyed the fishing trip with Ryan!  Very...
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Concord, California
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4 hour trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 14, 2021
We did a 4 hour afternoon fishing trip in Cherokee Lake with Captain Ryan.  We had so much fun and caught so many fish on...
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New Hill, NC
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Even a bad day is a good day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 19, 2021
My son and I went out for an evening of fishing and had a great time, even though the fish just were not biting.  Cherokee...
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6hr Trip with Captain Jesse

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 19, 2021
Had a great time fishing with Captain Jesse who put us on the fish as we limited out with some big Striper Bass. Captain knew...
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Memphis, TN
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Half day with Captain Jessee

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 18, 2021
Jesse picked us up and 10 minutes later we were reeling in 12-15 pound hybrid and striped bass.  My son and I each caught...
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FAQs about Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24'

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24' 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 $65 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cherokee Lake Fishing Charter – 24' include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Sauger
  • Walleye