StriperXtreme Guide Service

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 has 2 boats he fishes out of one is a 24’ Sea Ark that is powered by a 200hp Suzuki and the other 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. Captain Bobby mainly uses live bait but also ustilizes trolling downriggers or any ther means to put fish in the boat.

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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $350
    Fishing downlines, live bait in summer. Planner boards and Umbrella rigs or trolling fall and spring.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Hybrid Striped Bass
    Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $400
    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. The amount of time on the water can vary due to limiting out on target species .
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Hybrid Striped Bass
    Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Evening
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $400
    For those who do not like to get up early I also offer evening trips for your convenance.
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FAQs about StriperXtreme Guide Service

StriperXtreme Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Evening (4 hours)

When you book a trip with StriperXtreme Guide Service, 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 Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

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

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

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

Meet the Captain

Bobby Crabtree
Rutledge, Tennessee, United States
22 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
163 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Angler's Choice
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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) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass

Boat specs

Sea Ark or Pontoon (Center console) 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
Cherokee lake Tn

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Drinks provided

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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.
Child Friendly
Ages 5+
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Until water temps get in the upper 70s

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Spring bite FIRE
Spring bite FIRE
April 10, 2024
The spring bite is off to a good start and Xtreme is putting some nice Striper in the boat.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 163 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (445)
Great experience!
Cold !!!  but Catch !!!
Cold !!!  but Catch !!!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
99%
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Tim D.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Striped Bass - Cherokee Lake, Tennessee

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 22, 2024
Fantastic morning fishing with Captain Bobbie Crabtree for striped bass.  A short ride in comfortable 24 1/2 foot center console...
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Jeffrey F.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Cold !!! but Catch !!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 4, 2024
Well WE fished , 30 degrees !!!  tornado ,well strong winds !!  Sleet !  Hail ! Rain ! white caps !  That said Captain...
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Jason D.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2023
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Milton M.
Maryville, Tennessee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Smoky Mountains 50th Anniversary Family Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Evening on June 23, 2023
Captain Bobby was absolutely amazing I took my 10 yo granddaughter along with my son in law on a 5 hour morning fishing trip....
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Kristopher M.
Excellent
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Fishing trip in May

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 3, 2023
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