Rocky Top Reels LLC

Picture a pristine lake, surrounded by lush green trees and the noon sun shining down on the water. There’s only one thing missing in this picture – you! Rocky Top Reels aims to put you on top of the hottest action in Tennessee, in this picturesque landscape.

Captain Zach Olvey invites you to join him for an angling adventure on board his 21’ Sea Arch. She’s a center console, which means there’s plenty of room to chase the bite, 360 degrees around the boat. She also has a live bait well on board, so your baitfish will stay attractive for long after it’s been caught.

Capt. Zach will take you after the top stars of Lake Norris: Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Catfish, and Freshwater Drum. You’ll primarily troll for these beasts, helped by the onboard downriggers – they allow you to lower your bait. Dead sticking, drift fishing, and casting are options as well – for experienced anglers.

Kids aged 5 and up are more than welcome on board. The captain will provide everyone with high-quality tackle – including Ugly Stik rods. All you should bring is a cooler, sunglasses, and a burning desire to hook up some fish!

Whether you’re looking to spice up your relaxing vacation or you’re chasing the next personal best, booking a trip with Rocky Top Reels is the right move.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    What better way to explore some of Tennessee's finest freshwater fishing than a full day on Lake Norris? You'll target Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Freshwater Drum, Catfish, and Walleye on this 8-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Hit the water early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise above Lake Norris. The target list has Walleye, Catfish, Freshwater Drum, Smallmouth and Striped Bass on it. The captain will supply you with the required tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (2 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Afternoon trips start at 2 p.m. Your targets are Walleye, Catfish, Freshwater Drum, Smallmouth and Striped Bass. The captain will supply you with the required tackle.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $200
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped)
Catfish
Freshwater Drum

Walleye

Boat Specs

Sea Arch (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Zach Olvey
Rocky Top, Tennessee, United States
Member since May 2017
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I have been fishing Norris Lake my entire life. Fishing is not only my passion, but some will say it's an obsession for me. Enjoying the beautiful wildlife and scenery of Norris lake and putting people on Huge Striper is the reason why I became a guide. I wanted to share with others the joy of catching such an amazing species.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Experience
Half day with Captain Zack for stripers
Half day with Captain Zack for stripers
Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dennis B.
Detroit, Michigan
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain zach

VERIFIED   NEW  April 27, 2019
Had a great trip! He was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. We have already recommended him to our friends and family....
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Russell V. D.
Knoxville, Tennessee
 5.00
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We booked half day

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
We did a half day trip, we caught beautiful fish Zach our captain was very well respectful and made my Birthday trip most...
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United States
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Zack for stripers

January 1, 2019
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