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What anglers said about fishing in Grainger County

Fishing is never a guarantee, even with a great captain. Be patient and don't forget that the fish don't want to be caught!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is never a guarantee, even with a great captain. Be patient and don't forget that the fish don't want to be caught!
Isaac  H.
Isaac H.
The drive over from Gatlinburg was well worth it and the weather was just perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The drive over from Gatlinburg was well worth it and the weather was just perfect.
Arun  I.
Arun I. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Cherokee Lake Fishing Charters should be your first review for a trip in Rutledge. It will be the only one needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cherokee Lake Fishing Charters should be your first review for a trip in Rutledge. It will be the only one needed.
Timothy  C.
Timothy C. Moundsville, WV
We had tough conditions but still caught fish. Anything that could be taken as negative by my good is no reflection on the guide just the conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had tough conditions but still caught fish. Anything that could be taken as negative by my good is no reflection on the guide just the conditions.
Dustin  R.
Dustin R.
Definitely use Striper Bandit Service they will get you to the big fish. They will teach you what works on Cerokee Lake and make you feel like long time friends.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely use Striper Bandit Service they will get you to the big fish. They will teach you what works on Cerokee Lake and make you feel like long time friends.
Kimberly  H.
Kimberly H. Albright, WV
Kids under 12 don’t need fishing license. Go online Tennessee DNR get a one day fishing license.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Kids under 12 don’t need fishing license. Go online Tennessee DNR get a one day fishing license.
Tj  M.
Tj M. Barclay, IL
Be ready to fight the most aggressive pound for pound best fighters out there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to fight the most aggressive pound for pound best fighters out there
Tony  J.
Tony J.
Go early, very early and with a guide . The lake is very large and deep , the guides definitely know where to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early, very early and with a guide . The lake is very large and deep , the guides definitely know where to go.
Greg  F.
Greg F. Hamburg, IL
Prepare to have fun as Captain Ryan knows this lake like the back of his hand!???
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare to have fun as Captain Ryan knows this lake like the back of his hand!???
Andy  H.
Andy H. Wooster, OH
Great time to hit the water. Watch the weather or be prepared for what ever comes at you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time to hit the water. Watch the weather or be prepared for what ever comes at you.
Aaron  G.
Aaron G. Sevierville, Tennessee
Learn what time of license you need. We bought the wrong ones. Had to buy new ones at the ramp before leaving
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Learn what time of license you need. We bought the wrong ones. Had to buy new ones at the ramp before leaving
Diane  O.
Diane O. Lewisburg, Tennessee
The fish were in a pre-spawn mode so the bite was in the morning or in the afternoon middle of the day was dead. The captain even said that you could fish at night and they were getting good results.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish were in a pre-spawn mode so the bite was in the morning or in the afternoon middle of the day was dead. The captain even said that you could fish at night and they were getting good results.
Brian  G.
Brian G. Spring Valley, CA
Don't do as I did, don't mis spell the captains name.. it Captain Bobby.. not captain Booby.. sorry. Lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't do as I did, don't mis spell the captains name.. it Captain Bobby.. not captain Booby.. sorry. Lol
Bob  C.
Bob C. Arlington, TX
Yes this was an easy boat experience and would be good for adults and children
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes this was an easy boat experience and would be good for adults and children
Ralph  W.
Ralph W. Dover, DE
It's definitely hot. We went from 5-9 and it didn't cool down to a comfortable temperature until about 7pm. Bring hat, sunscreen, maybe a little fan, and some water. I would definitely go before noon or after 4.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's definitely hot. We went from 5-9 and it didn't cool down to a comfortable temperature until about 7pm. Bring hat, sunscreen, maybe a little fan, and some water. I would definitely go before noon or after 4.
Amanda  B.
Amanda B. Meadow Bluff, WV
I would recommend getting a competent guide (try Rocky Top Reels, LLC) to walk you through the different techniques for catching striped bass - it is not as easy as just throwing a worm in the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend getting a competent guide (try Rocky Top Reels, LLC) to walk you through the different techniques for catching striped bass - it is not as easy as just throwing a worm in the water.
Wade  S.
Wade S. Washington, DC
Book with Striper Xtreme & Captain Bobby Crabtree. He'll stay on the Striper and help get your limit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Striper Xtreme & Captain Bobby Crabtree. He'll stay on the Striper and help get your limit.
Matthew  P.
Matthew P. Chapel Hill, TN