Tidal Obsession Charters LLC

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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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Marathon Night - Kids Go For Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will see you spending the night on the water targeting the super tasty Blue Catfish. These fish put up a great fight, so make sure you bring some protective clothes and prepare for a night time adventure. Kids go for free with paying adults!
  • Private trip
    Marathon Trip - Kids Go For Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip is for the group that really wants to spend a chunk of time on the water targeting Blue Catfish. Maybe learn and see some more things about the process of a trip, explore and sightsee further parts of the river, or just get more fishing in than the average trip. Kids go for free with paying adults!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Kids Go For Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Kids go for free with paying adults! There is nothing like spending a full day on the water targeting Blue Catfish. You will be able to change location numerous times and learn all about catching this mighty and fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Night Trip - Kids Go For Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Kids go for free with paying adults! Nighttime on the river is a different experience than daytime for sure. The moon, the stars and the Blue Catfish await for you. This trip start time can be adjusted depending on the season to try and accommodate seeing the sunset or the sunrise, or maybe both!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Kids Go For Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Kids go for free with paying adults! Choose the river you want to fish in and enjoy catching some amazing Blue Catfish. Half day trips are nice to still get something else accomplished with the other half of your day. Unless of course you just can't resist fishing the rest of the day away!
  • Private trip
    Half Night Trip - Kids Go For Free
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Kids go for free with paying adults! This is an excellent trip when you want to catch the sun go down and some serious Blue Catfish. Get to bed and still get some sleep before sunrise.
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About the Captain

Jacob Harris
Hopewell, Virginia, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish

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.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
PayPal

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Amazing night fishing trip
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Angler Rating
14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Tony D.
Stafford, Virginia
 5.00
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Amazing night fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
The whole trip was perfect. We caught a bunch of catfiah. Enjoyed every minute out on the water. Highly recommend this charter....
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Patrick M.
Silver Spring, MD
 5.00
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Awesome night fishing with Captain Jacob

VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
We did an 8 hour Night time Catfishing trip started at 5 PM.  We had a Great time with our Captain Jacob.  He put...
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Tim B.
Chesapeake, VA
 4.67
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8 hour Night Fish

VERIFIED   August 18, 2020
Great Captain who is personable, honest, and gives attention to safety on the river while working hard to find the fish and...
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Eric B.
United States
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 23, 2020
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Roger M.
Lynchburg, VA
 5.00
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Great day catfishing

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
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