On beautiful Watts Bar Lake in East Tennessee!

Watts Bar Lake 

Watts Bar Lake is an impoundment of the Tennessee and Clinch Rivers and runs through Meigs, Rhea, Roane, and Loudon counties in East Central TN.  Watts Bar Lake offers great fishing. Especially noted for big Stripers, Watts Bar Lake is also “loaded” with big fat “Hybrid” Stripers as well with 20 and 30 fish days being frequent (TN allows catch and release!).  Watts Bar Lake has a limit of two keepers per fisherman! 

Watts Bar Lake waters also produce some giant fish. StriperFun guides use big skipjack and gizzard shad for bait.  We also catch many Stripers on a variety of Captain Jim Special lures!

StriperFun offers day trips on the Watts Bar Lake year-round (weather permitting). 

All Stripers caught in Watts Bar must be released by TN law, unless you want to mount a trophy.  If so, the fish must be at least 40 inches long.

Pricing Guide: Catch and Release only as required by TN Law

$425 1 or 2 People

  • 6 Hour Charter

Add $50.00 for an additional person up to a total of 4 People

Are you looking to have some fun catching big Striped Bass?  StriperFun Fishing Guide Service can put you on big fish on beautiful Watts Bar 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. If your trip is cancelled because of the aforementioned dangerous conditions, your deposit is good for another day.   

Where we are located

StriperFun Guide Service can pick you up at virtually any Marina or ramp on Watts Bar lake.


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

Fishing Guide Service

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