Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need a fishing license?
YES. If we are fishing in freshwater, Virginia requires each angler to obtain a valid Virginia fishing license. Children under 16 years of age are exempt. Please check all other regulations at VGIF
. If fishing in Saltwater, you will be covered under my Saltwater boat license.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
Yes. Depending on the species, and following VGIF limits, you are allowed to keep some of your catch. That being said I will advise you on which fish and how many should be harvested per angler. Make sure you bring your own cooler.
Can I bring alcohol?
Yes, however I only allow canned beer. I will also require you to be responsible. I want you to have fun, kick back and relax but it is ultimately my responsibility to make sure you return safely to the dock. As your captain, I have to always prepare for the worst possible scenario. I've had the unfortunate experience of pulling an angler out of extremely cold water after he turned his kayak. Trust me, the chill of the water "impaired" him enough. Enjoy responsibly.
What do I need to bring?
I suggest you bring a lunch, beverages, sunglasses, sunscreen, extra clothes and enough energy to fight trophy fish.
Do you cater to out of town clients?
Yes, Yes and Yes. Whether you need someone to pick you up at the airport or provide advice on where to stay, just tell me how I can make our trip memorable.
Should I tip the mate?
I will act as both the Captain and the Mate on your tip. Tips are not required, but very much appreciated as long as you are more than satisfied with your experience. Each trip requires hours of preparation to ensure an overall successful day.
Do you cater to young children or older/disabled clientele?
Yes, I am accustomed to having my young children being on my boat and promised to treat your youngsters with the same respect. There is nothing better you can do than to introduce a child to our great outdoors and teach them conservation. I also have experience with elderly and disabled clients. I have participated in the Wounded Warrior tournament for several years. This event takes out disable veterans for a fun filled day of fishing on the James River.