Wade Fishing Instruction (June through September)
Great for groups of two to fifteen. This is a great way to get into the water, feels the rocks and river flowing around you. You'll safely navigate the shallows of the James looking to catch sunfish and bass. This trip is great for any amount of people, and based on that amount will determine how many instructors we'll have on the water for you and your group.
Wade Fishing Instruction, 2-hour: $45 per person
Wade Fishing Instruction, 3-hour: $60 per person
Minimum 2 anglers
Kids under 16: $35 each.
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.
Offered June through September.
To book an Instructional Fishing excursion or for more info:
Top, left photo: A student in the 2-hour Wade Fishing Instruction works a lure along the bank of Williams Island. Casting a spinning rod with a small white jig for sunfish and bass, this young man was catching fish pretty well.--Photo by Discover the James
Left photo: Wade fishing is a great way to get to know the river. Here, another student fishes for smallmouth bass. You can see the abundance of wadeable water in this section of the river. Knowing where you can and can't wade builds upon your comfort level to return by yourself to the James River.
-- Photo by Discover the James
What do people have to say about our Wade Fishing Instruction? I learned a ton, but this trip was too short, I going to sign my family up for the 5-Hour Instruction. Your team was excellent with my son, my wife and me. Thank you! -- George B.