Striper Bandit Guide Service

Striper Bandit Guide Service (formerly Steve’s Striper Guide Service) is located in Morristown and offers to show you a memorable time on beautiful Cherokee Lake in East Tennessee. It works with several area guides and expert fishermen to share feedback and information on fish movement, feeding patterns, and lake conditions.  its goal is to put you on the fish and provide every opportunity to catch.

Capt. Steve or his partner Jamie will do their best to make sure you have an exciting day of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Striped, Hybrid Striped, Largemouth, and Smallmouth Bass, depending on the season and conditions on the day. Occasionally, the crew lands some nice Catfish as well. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging.

The captain encourages catch and release when possible, however, you’re legally allowed to keep 2 Striper or Hybrid in combination per fisherman. In the hotter months, Striper will likely not survive when released, so it may be necessary to keep them regardless. The fish must be 15” or larger to keep.

If you and the crew are struggling to catch fish and if possible, an extension of the trip may be offered. In that case, the choice to stay longer is yours to make. Your safety being the captain’s top concern, he’ll offer to reschedule for another day in case lightning forces you off the water. If the storm looks to pass quickly, you can wait at the ramp and return to fishing once it’s safe to continue.

Everything you need to fish is included in the price. All you need to bring is your Tennessee State Fishing License and any drinks or snacks you want to take along. If you plan to take any fish home, you’ll need to bring freezer bags, a cooler, and ice to transport it in.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Striper Bandit Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 10 - Dec 23
    US $350
    Enjoy a 4 hour guided fishing charter targeting Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass. You and the captain will leave the dock at 5:00 p.m. and have an exciting evening of fishing. The trip price covers all necessary gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 10 - Dec 23 (Sat)
    US $400
    This is a morning 6 hour guided fishing charter starting at 6:00 a.m. You and the captain will head out and target Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass. The trip includes all necessary equipment.
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FAQs about Striper Bandit Guide Service

Striper Bandit Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Striper Bandit Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Striper Bandit Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Striper Bandit Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Cherokee Lake in East Tennessee)

Striper Bandit Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Striper Bandit Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Hybrid Striped Bass

Meet the Charter Operator

Striper Bandit Guide Service
Morristown, Tennessee, United States
ID & license verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
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Captain Steve has been fishing since his childhood. He started out fishing rivers and creeks and has lived just off Cherokee Lake since 1995. The captain has spent most of his free time on Cherokee with an occasional trip to one of the nearby rivers.
Our Team
Jamie M.
Captain
Steve H.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

SeaArk (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Cherokee Lake in East Tennessee

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Experience
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4.9 / 5
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Satisfied with the boat
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Dianna M.
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BEST DAY EVER!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on March 25, 2024
We’ve vacationed in the area many times but never had a chance to fish while here.  We (husband & I) were traveling with...
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Full day trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2023
Experience like no other! We weren’t on the water for an hour before our first catch was landed. After that, it was...
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Joey D.
Knoxville, TN
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Cherokee Lake Striper fishing at its best

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 8, 2023
Another great day fishing with Capt. Steve. The man does not give up on the hunt for striper!  Best boat and gear on the lake....
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Shannon E.
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Awesome memories made

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 3, 2023
Fishing with striper bandits was the best time ever. it was myself my wife and my 7 year old and 3 year old. I was worried...
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Steve S. J.
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 26, 2023
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