Fishing 102: Kids Raft Fishing Trip

Young Boy with a Fish on the Falls of the James

Fishing 102:  Kids Raft or Jon Boat Fishing Trip

This outing is exactly what it states ... a fishing trip on either a raft or jon boat!  This 5-hour fishing trip on the flatwaters of the James River offers spectacular fishing for sunfish, bass and catfish.  It's also the perfect outdoor classroom. Activities include fishing, wildlife watching, minnow seining, rock flipping, fish identification and macroinvertabrate exploration.  This trip combines all the best things that come with a day of fishing! 

Participants will enhance their knowledge of fishing and the environment as they float down the river on our guided rafts.  One of the goals of Fishing 102 is to involve them in exciting hands-on activities and teach them the importance of our natural resources and environmental stewardship. 

        Fishing 102: Kids Raft Fishing Trip:  $350 for two
Jon Boat limited to two anglers.
Raft is good for up to three anglers.  For third person, add $25.
All tackle, gear, life preservers and bottled water provided.
Trip based on river level at Westham Gauge being below 4.2 feet. Click here for Westham Gauge.
Trip offered June-August
Parents are welcome on the family friendly trip!
For more information or to book the Fishing 102: Kids Raft Fishing Trip:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or


Top left photo:  Hayden is holding up a nice catch ... an excellent bass.  Enjoying his time on the river?  That smile tells all ... good stuff. 
-- Photo by Discover the James

To the right:  This father and his two girls enjoy a day out on the James catching flathead catfish, sunfish and a few smallmouth bass. The girls, excellent fishergirls and swimmers, were two of the finest young anglers to grace the flatwaters of the James River. The one holding the fish ... hooked, fought and landed the fish all by herself. She also took the hook out, and probably would have been able to take a selphie with it.  Very talented!
-- Photo by Discover the James