Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista

Looking to explore the abundance of Sacramento River away from the crowds? The experienced and friendly crew of Topline Sport Fishing will know exactly where to take you. Captain Nelson Vineyard dedicated his life to finding the productive fishing spots in the area and he’s happy to share the knowledge with his customers.

Join him on a 23’ aluminum fisher that is a comfortable ride for up to 4 anglers. With twin 115 HP Suzuki engines, the boat is safe and reliable and able to take you to the best bite in no time. You’ll find everything you need on board, including quality Penn, Okuma, and Phoenix rods and reels, a fighting chair, and a live bait well.

When it comes to the fish you’re most likely to catch, Largemouth and Striped Bass are the local favorites. Both half day and full day trips are on offer, and either is an excellent choice for a memorable family outing, birthday, or team building. If you’re up for a different kind of challenge, go after Sturgeon, the mammoth fish that calls these waters home.

Capt. Nelson and his first mate will take care of everything you need while you’re fishing, they’ll even process and package your catch for you at the end of the day. The best way to show gratitude for their service is through tips and smiles.

Make sure you have your fishing license with you and pack plenty of drinks and food to keep you going. Kids are welcome to come with you, as long as they’re 3 or older, and Capt. Nelson will provide life jackets for everyone.

Discover the excellent Rio Vista angling action with Topline Sport Fishing and you’ll be coming back for more every year!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    If you'd like to take your family for a fun day on the water, this full day expedition is a good idea. With 8 hours to fish for Striped and Largemouth Bass, chances are you'll be coming back to land with a few stories and plenty of catch. Don't forget you'll need a fishing license for everyone on board, as well as food, snacks, drinks, and don't forget to have some cash on you so that you can tip your first mate. Military and senior discounts are available.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Weekday Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $710
    A 3-person trip from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Weekday special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    Private charter for four people. Weekdays only.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 4 People Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $800
    Save some money by booking a boat for a group of 4 for the whole day.
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About the Captain

Nelson Vineyard
Rio Vista, California, United States
ID & License verified
24 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
I grew up fishing and boating, and I have over 2 decades of experience under my belt. I was lucky enough to be mentored by great fishermen and decided to become a licensed charter boat captain. Today, I put my customers on memorable fishing action that will get them a sizeable fish to go with their satisfied smile.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Thunder Jet (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 115HP Suzuki engines.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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+5
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Jim F.
San Ramon, California
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Full Day - Delta

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 4 People Special on March 26, 2022
I have been using FishingBooker for many years. All great experiences but Nelson and his son are something special. They were...
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Michael S.
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Should be “Top Of The Line”

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 22, 2021
My brother and I have been fishing on the Delta a number of times before, but never experienced the success that Nelson and...
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Gabriel A.
Martinez, California
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Nelson

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 26, 2021
Thank You Captain Nelson !!! My son and I had an amazing time.  I couldn’t believe the fish we caught.  It was...
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Brett H.
Auberry, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 9, 2021
We had a Great time, it was like fishing with life long friends. Very comfortable. We caught a lot of fish
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Judith B.
Antioch, CA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 4, 2021
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FAQs about Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista

Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $80 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Weekday Special (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - Weekday special (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip – 4 People Special (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Okuma reels, Phoenix and Okuma rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Topline Sport Fishing – Rio Vista include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Sturgeon