Shad fishing on the James River is a world class fishery. In the spring, Hickory & American Shad gather on the James River right at the fall line in the heart of Richmond during their annual spawning run. During those five weeks of early spring, other fish like the river herring and white perch load up in these
Marvel in the scenery, wildlife and history of the river on this downtown Richmond experience.
The Shad Fishing Trip is offered from late March through April. This trip is great for anglers of all ages.same fishing areas. Large striped bass will also make a showing for a short time, and schoolie sized striped bass, 14"-18" will remain in the area for a while.
You'll meet your guide at Ancarrow's Landing, located on the southside of the James River, directly across from downtown Richmond's skyline. Departure time is usually 7AM. Click here for directions to Ancarrow's.
Half-Day, 4-hour trip. One or two people, $375. Additional guests, $35 each.
All tackle, gear and bottled water provided.