Percy Priest Lake Striper Fishing

Percy Priest Striper Guides

Percy Priest Striper are best caught early in the morning: in the summer we like to start our Percy Priest Striper Guides trip around 4.30-5am. That gives us 4-5hrs of fishing before they slow down around 10am.

We start out catching our own fresh bait right on the lake using a cast net. The livelier, the higher the likelihood of a Striper biting! Our favorites are Threadfins and Gizzard Shad that we keep alive and kicking in a special bait tank that we bring along just for this occasion.

It is not only the traditional big Striped Bass that we target on our Percy Priest Striper Guides trips, but also hybrid Stripers also known as Cherokee Bass that are just as large and as much fun to catch.

Merv Johnson

Our Nashville Striper Fishing Trip Customer Guarantee

  • We will keep our boats and gear in top shape.

  • We will have top rated electronics to locate the fish where ever they are.

  • We will take our clients to areas that are known for producing big Striped Bass.

  • We will have the freshest most natural baits that stripers are known to like and present them in the most productive ways possible.

  • We will not fail to move as many miles as it takes to locate the fish. Gas costs money and we will spend it.

  • We will not keep our best spots secret from our clients.

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What’s the action plan for the day?

After filling our bait tank, we generally head out to one of our favorite spots, like near Hobson Pike bridge at the lower end of the lake or around the 7 Points Landing area trolling down the bluff wall – just to name a couple.

Just like every fish, the Striper patterns vary from day to day as well as season to season. However, over the years we scouted out where they run in which weather conditions. So if they travel out of the areas we usually know them to be in, we’ll do everything we can to locate them.

Whether we’re trolling with umbrella rigs, throwing bucktail jigs with 6 inch chartreuse twister tail or using the live bait: we’re sure to apply a technique that’ll work best on your day with the Percy Priest Striper Guides.

Things You Should Bring

  • Dress Appropriately. Winter Dress Warm, Summer Dress Lightly

  • Where Some Polarized Sunglasses!

  • A Hat May Be A Good Idea

  • If It’s Summer Time Bring Sunscreen

  • You Should Bring Some Snacks And Drinks

  • Make Sure Your Phone is Charged

  • You May Want to Bring A Camera For Photos

  • You Should Bring a Cooler For Your Fish




When you book a fishing trip with Merv Johnson of the Nashville Fishing Guides, you’re getting a guide with real world experience that can find and get you on the fish. Contact us today and get your trip booked.