StriperXtreme is freshwater fishing charter run by Captain Bobby Crabtree during the entire year. This part of Eastern Tennessee is located near noteworthy places such as Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood, and Gatlinburg, which means it can be loads of fun for the whole family.

Bobby’s boat is a 24’ Angler Quest center console that’s powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki engine. It’s got all the necessary safety and navigation gear needed for a safe and productive day on the water, with enough room for up to 6 prospective anglers. It’s got a livewell for bait, as well as a wireless trolling motor for when you need to run silent.

If you have never fought a Striped Bass or Hybrid on Cherokee Lake, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It is the strongest freshwater fish by far and great table fare as well. Bobby makes sure to follow Bass migration patterns, and always knows the best option for getting you on the fish quickly.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the price of the trip. All you need to do is bring a valid fishing license, as well as a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen. Feel free to pack drinks and snacks too if you’re so inclined. You’re sure to have a memorable experience with Captain Bobby and StriperXtreme.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    If you book this trip with Capt. Bobby, you will be on the fish at almost all times! You will target Striped or Hybrid Bass and occasionally catch a trophy Catfish as well. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. Make sure to have a valid fishing license with you, as well as a pair of polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    On this trip, you will target Striped or Hybrid Bass and occasionally catch a trophy Catfish as well. Captain Bobby will do his best to ensure you're on the fish at all times. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. Make sure to have a valid fishing license with you, as well as a pair of polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Evening
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $350
    For those who do not like to get up early I also offer evening trips for your convenance.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
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About the Captain

Bobby Crabtree
Rutledge, Tennessee, United States
14 Fishing Reports
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90 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Fishing is my true passion, I spend most of my days on the water and follow the migration patterns of Striped Bass. I really enjoy helping kids and watching people of all ages catch their first trophy fish. I fish mainly live bait but will use any means necessary to put fish in the boat, including downriggers, planner boards, umbrella rigs, and artificials. I am a licensed Captain through the US Coast Guard. I can launch from either Bean Station TN or Jefferson City TN.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bass (White) Bass (White)

Catfish Catfish
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 38 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light 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
Drinks

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
No Alcohol
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Shawn S.
East Aurora, NY
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3/4 day, AWESOME THANKS

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on August 26, 2021
What an incredible day on a beautiful body of water. Cherokee Lake is a stunning fresh water reservoir. There are...
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Eastpointe, MI
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Ultimate Half Day Fishing Trip with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2021
We just had the most excellent time fishing Striped Bass with Captain Bobby!! This is a must if you are visiting Gatlinburg....
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Chad E.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Evening Fishing Trip w/ Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Evening on June 22, 2021
We had a blast fishing for stripper with Capt. Bobby!!!  This was our first time stripper bass fishing.  Bobby had us taken...
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Dittmer, MO
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 5, 2021
Amazing trip. Slow bite in the morning but Captain Bobby was determined to find us the fish and he came thru. He’s very accommodating...
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Matthew M.
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Best day of fishing ever!!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Evening on July 8, 2021
Capt. Bobby is an exceptionally knowledgeable, hard working guide and a real gentleman. He treated my boys and I to the best...
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FAQs about StriperXtreme

StriperXtreme offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 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 - 5 Hour Trip – Evening (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with StriperXtreme, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (Drinks provided)

Trips booked with StriperXtreme include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

StriperXtreme offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Cherokee lake Tn)

StriperXtreme offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with StriperXtreme include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass