Tidal Obsession Charters LLC

109 Jordan Point Road
Hopewell VA, United States

Tidal Obsession is a charter that just loves fishing Virginia’s tidal rivers and focuses heavily on catching trophy Catfish, which is what they will take you out to do. They love taking anglers out on the river and showing them a good time by first teaching them the necessary techniques, then taking them to the best spots and finally helping you reel in a massive catch. Please note, all Catfish over 10 pounds in weight will be released in order to preserve the fishery.

On every two paying adults, they will take two children up to the age of 15 for free.

You will fish aboard their 20 foot Lund dual console boat, which was originally built in 2003 and restored in 2016. It is powered by a 200 HP Honda engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, and has a capacity for 4 guests. The boat is equipped with Garmin GPS and fishfinder, and also has a VHF radio. There is also all the necessary safety equipment such as life jackets, flares and a CPR-trained crew.

The boat also has a wireless trolling motor, an icebox for your catch and an anchoring system which is useful when you locate the perfect fishing spot and want to remain there in order to catch the fish. There is also a livewell for your live baits.

Tidal Obsession fishes in the James, Mattaponi, York, Pamunkey and Potomac rivers in Virginia. Each river has its own charm and attractiveness, and offer some of the best specimens of Blue Catfish. These Catfish are not just the lazy bottom feeders that people think they are. They will slam the bait like a bull seeing red, fight hard, and taste yummy. The crew will provide you with the necessary equipment in form of rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits. No fishing license is necessary as you will be covered on the boat. You are welcome to bring a cooler for fish you plan to take home.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Lund (Dual console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

20 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
James, York, Mattaponi, Pamunkey, Potomac
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
American & Hickory Shad Fishing
Bottom Fishing
Primary Tactic For Catfish
Targeted Species
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Garmin Side Vu/ Down Vu
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Garmin Side Vu/ Down Vu
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
20 Blue Catfish Per Day
Catch and Release Allowed
We Release All Fish Over 10 Pounds

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jacob Harris
Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Member since October 2016
I never "became" a fisherman, it has always been part of me. I grew up fishing mostly farm ponds and small streams with my family. I started getting onto bigger rivers and saltwater in my teenage years through a relative. Seeing those bigger, more impressive fisheries and experiencing some bigger catches really had me hooked! Fishing has always intrigued me never quite knowing what could be on the other end of your line and how big it may be! With so many variables being outdoors every trip is different and a new adventure and I love that.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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Had a great time with a professional guide. He went above and beyond to put us on some quality fish. Highly recommend. Would definitely go again.

James Rasmussen  • Fished April 22, 2017
Jacob Harris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 24, 2017

Thank you James. I had a great time with you guys and hope to do it again sometime​.

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