Divergent Fishing Charters (VA)

Based out of Saluda, Virginia, Divergent Fishing Charters offers fun and enjoyable fishing trips in the Northern Neck Region, serving Lancaster, Middlesex, and Gloucester Counties. You and Captain Doug Goodman will be exploring rivers, inshore, and nearshore waters and have fun as you chase various fish species that roam these waters. The captain can pick you up and return you to Grey’s Point and Beth Page Campground at your request. Come aboard and have a memorable time on the water with Divergent Fishing Charters!

You’ll start your trip on a 26’ Pathfinder bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It’s powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and uses GSP, a fishfinder, radio, as well as a radar for safe and fast navigation. The boat’s got a flybridge, wireless trolling motor, and an ice-box. The onboard fishing gear includes a fighting chair, livewell, as well as outriggers. Aboard will also be a first mate to give you any assistance you may need.

You can fish the beautiful Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay, as well as go nearshore and experience the Atlantic Ocean. The species you’ll target include Cobia, Atlantic Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Whiting, and Black Drum. In order to catch them, you can troll, bottom fish, spin, jig, and pop, using light and heavy tackle. You’re free to keep all the fish you catch as well as to bring along kids on your trip.

The captain will supply you with the tackle, live bait, fishing license, and will also clean and fillet your catch.

Come to Saluda and create lovely memories on the water together with Divergent Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Cobia Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Aug 31
    $600
    Divergent Fishing Charters believes that it can provide you with the best opportunity to get that beast into the boat whether you site fish or chum, based on current conditions for that day. This is an all-inclusive charter pertaining to bait supplies and terminal tackle for your fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip—Cobia/Mackerel Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Sep 30
    $525
    This trip consists of a split trip fishing for Cobia and Mackerel. The daily weather and tide opportunities will determine how the captain will start the charter. The captain will take care of all the fishing gear you'll need for the trip.
  • Private trip
    River Adventure - Inshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 9 - Sep 19
    $400
    You and your crew will have the opportunity to enjoy your day in and around the Chesapeake Bay. All of your gear and bait will be supplied during your experience. The captain will provide ice and cooler storage for your convenience on request.
  • Private trip
    River Adventure - Inshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 9 - Sep 19
    $400
    You and your crew will have the opportunity to enjoy your day in and around the Chesapeake Bay. All of your gear and bait will be supplied during your experience. The captain will provide ice and cooler storage for your convenience on request.
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About the Captain

Doug Goodman
Saluda, Virginia, United States
14 Fishing Reports
45 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2018
Captain Doug Goodman has been exploring his love of fishing for over 35 years and he's got the knowledge to prove it. He's been a USCG captain since 2015, but he started fishing much earlier and his passion only grew over time. Not only does Capt. Doug know how to put you on the fish, but he's also very pleasant and every trip with him is a joy you'll want to repeat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer Reviews

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Jack M.
Bastian, VA
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5 hour trip with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip—Cobia/Mackerel Trolling on August 22, 2021
Captain Doug did a great job. He worked hard to keep us on fish and was enjoyable to spend the day with. His boat is perfect...
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Great day with Captain Doug!

VERIFIED   River Adventure - Inshore AM on August 11, 2021
If you like good people…Captain (John Goodman)...is your man…Wonderful experience me and my fiance had today…So informative,...
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Awesome day with Captain Doug!

VERIFIED   River Adventure - Inshore AM on August 23, 2021
We had an amazing day of fishing.  Doug knows every inch of the Bay and where the fish are.  The boat is well outfitted and...
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Richmond, VA
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VERIFIED   River Adventure - Inshore AM on August 27, 2021
Captain Doug is the best. Stand-up man, highly knowledgeable, clearly loves his work (which also happens to be his life). Highly...
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VERIFIED   River Adventure - Inshore AM on July 28, 2021
Capt Doug put us on fish but our lack of fishing prowess showed.  He kept the kids entertained, happy, and interested.  We...
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FAQs about Divergent Fishing Charters (VA)

Divergent Fishing Charters (VA) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - River Adventure - Inshore AM (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - River Adventure - Inshore PM (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip—Cobia/Mackerel Trolling (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Cobia Day (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Divergent Fishing Charters (VA), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Divergent Fishing Charters (VA) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Divergent Fishing Charters (VA) offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Rappahannock River)
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay / Atlantic Ocean)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Divergent Fishing Charters (VA) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Divergent Fishing Charters (VA) include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting