Peake Tide Fishing Co - James River

Peake Tide Fishing Co offers springtime fishing trips for Shad in the mighty James River, Richmond. Even though the season is brief, you will be able to enjoy the fishery that is just like no other in Virginia.

Head to downtown Richmond and take in all the beauty of the surrounding waters. Enjoy the wonders of the local wildlife and those pristine waters.

Let Captain Josh show you the local honey holes and the hottest spots around. He will show you the methods that work best to make sure you have a productive day full of non-stop action.

Your fishing trip on James River will see you concentrating on chasing Hickory and American Shad. Known as great fighters, Shad can be caught with a spinning or fly fishing rod. If you have never wet a line in your life, a trip to James River might be an excellent idea. Plus, Striped Bass can also be around.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard an 18’ Cape Craft flats boat. It comes powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine and can comfortably accommodate you and your fishing buddy. The boat is fitted with all Lowrance GPS and fish finder, along with a Minn-Kota wireless trolling motor.

The trips with Peake Ride Fishing Co are all-inclusive. You will need to bring your own food and drinks with you, as well as a desire to have fun.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 14 Mar - 1 May
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    If you want to use your afternoon for something exciting, spring Shad run is a great way to pamper yourself. You will go fishing on James River in Richmond. The target species are Hickory and American shad, along with Striped Bass. These fish are super strong. You can try fly or spinning rods. The gear is supplied, bring snacks, drinks, and adequate clothing. You can sometimes even get over 50 of them on a half day trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 14 Mar - 1 May
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    This seasonal trip will take you fishing around the historic waters of James River in downtown Richmond. This time of the year is best for spring Shad run, and you will target Hickory and American shad, along with Striped Bass. On a regular day, you will utilize fly and spinning rods. The gear is supplied, bring snacks, drinks, and adequate clothing. You should wear non-marking shoes. Pack clothes in case the weather changes, you'll want to be prepared.
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About the Captain

Josh Saunders
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Owner and operator of the Peake Tide Fishing, Captain Josh runs fishing trips around his home waters of the Chesapeake Bay and her tributaries. He has fished different waters around a number of states. Josh strives to find the best fishing spots for his clients and loves helping them get their dream catch. He always works on improving his skills and knowledge. Whether you want to practice your casting skills using fly or improve the light tackle techniques, Captain Josh is there to help. His goal is to make your trip unforgettable and safe. His in-depth knowledge of the area will prove invaluable when you step onboard.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Shad Shad

Boat Specs

Cape Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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