On the beautiful Clinch River Lake in East Tennessee!

The Clinch River

Melton Hill Dam impounds the Clinch River and the tail waters below the dam (near Lenoir, Tennessee) has great numbers of Stripers. In addition to these great numbers of Stripers, the Melton Hill tail waters also produce some giant fish. StriperFun guides use 1 1/2- to 2-foot-long skipjack or huge gizzard shad for bait. We also catch big Stripers on a variety of Captain Jim Special lures!

Several miles downstream of Melton Hill Dam, the Kingston Steam Plant creates another “hotspot” on the Clinch River. Baitfish and Stripers pile up in the warm waters in the basin the steam plant discharges into and in the big river bend that’s immediately downstream. StriperFun offers trips to fish the Kingston Steam Plant during the winter months.

StriperFun offers day trips on the Clinch River year-round (weather permitting). All Stripers caught in the Clinch must be released by TN law, unless you want to mount a trophy. If so, the fish must be at least 40 inches long.


Are you looking to have some fun catching big Striped Bass?  StriperFun Fishing Guide Service can put you on big fish on beautiful The Clinch River Lake!  Guided trips are available year-round, weather permitting.  The average Striper caught weighs 10 to 12 pounds on the lake! 

We are one of the largest guide services in Tennessee! All guides have years of experience, are trained in CPR and first aid and are fully licensed and insured! All of the StriperFun Captains have top of the line equipment as well. You will always be in good hands! We also specialize in corporate trips!

What to Bring with You – Check List

You will need to bring lunch, drinks, warm clothing, soft soled shoes (tennis or deck shoes), sun glasses, sun screen, hat, cooler for fish fillets and rain gear (if predicted). Fishing License is (mandatory). 

Deposits & Cancellation Policy

A $100.00 deposit is required within 5 days of when you make your reservation for any StriperFun fishing trip.   The deposit is non-refundable, but we will reschedule with at least three (3) weeks advance notice.  Re-scheduling requests or cancellation without at least three (3) weeks advance notice will cause your deposit to be forfeit.

Re-scheduling is not allowed because of predicted foul weather, including predicted rain.  We fish in the rain and your boat is covered.  The Captain reserves the right to re-schedule if the weather turns bad on the day of the trip.  Generally, this decision will be based upon high or dangerous muddy water, hazardous travel conditions (snow or ice) or frequent lightening the morning of the trip.

Where we are located

StriperFun Guide Service can pick you up at shad shack on the Clinch River in Lenoir City.

You can also call 931-403-2501 to book your charter!

Fishing Guide Service

Call 1-931-403-2501 • www.striperfun.com