What to Expect on a Charter




Guided Fishing Charters LLC


Captain Travis Patsell is U.S.C.G licensed holding an OUPV Coast Guard license. Cats N’ Stripers Fishing Charters LLC is fully insured.

All of Cats N’ Stripers clients can expect a professional, educational, and FUN time on the waters of Smith Mountain Lake.

Captain Travis strives to educate and demonstrate the different techniques used to target striped bass fishing in freshwater lakes. The captain enjoys all methods, and never over looks suggestions as well.

Captain Travis will use a variety of methods to target striped bass such as:

  • Artificial jigging and casting
  • Live bait trolling and still bait fishing
  • Cut and dead bait drifting and still fishing
  • Big motor artificial trolling
  • And many more exciting ways!

CL1Captain Travis enjoys fishing all methods for striped bass, and will use what is best suitable to certain times of the years. All of Cats N’ Stripers fishing charters can be catered to your needs or wants to what best suits you.

Captain Travis Patsell cares to preserve this wonderful fishery for our future. Captain Travis does strive that we all practice selective harvest on keeper stripers and catfish of 10 lbs and under, as well as the Catch and Release of all trophy fish. We do understand the value of showing off a trophy. Pictures will be taken, but quickly so we can release the trophy unharmed. Also citation applications will be filled out by the captain and mailed for you. So you can have the Virginia trophy fish award to display on the wall. I also can recommend taxidermist to those who wish to go with a life like, better than a skin mount, replica trophy on the wall!

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