Fishing 103: Kids Pontoon Boat Fishing Trip


Fishing 103:  Kids Pontoon Boat Fishing Trip

This is a guided fishing trip for kids on the tidal James River.  This trip is great for groups up to six. We'll go in search of blue catfish and depending on the season, can also learn how to catch shad, white perch and herring. This trip is offered from the Discovery Barge II, a 24' pontoon boat.  

Lots of photos will be taken of the day, and we can even cook up fish that we catch and have a fresh catfish lunch. Capt. Mike Ostrander, founder of the James River Fishing School and Discover the James, leads this guided fishing trip.  For more info about Capt. Mike, click here.  

        (5-Hour) Kids Pontoon Boat Fishing Trip: $395        

        (8-hour) Kids Pontoon Boat Fishing Trip: $495 

Price is for up to three people.  Each additional is $50, with a max of six, including parents.
All fishing gear, tackle, life preservers and bottled water are provided.
This trip is also a great family outing!
For more information or to book the Fishing 103: Kids Pontoon Boat Fishing Trip:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or


Top, left photo:  Kate catches the biggest fish of her life. While fishing for catfish in the 5-20 pound range, she hooked and landed a fish over 50 pounds!! Congratulations Kate.
-- Photo by Discover the James
Right photo: During a Kids Fishing Party, this young angler caught a large, spring run striped bass. This 20-pound striper was originally hooked by another angler, but fought so hard, it tuckered out the kid so he passed the fishing pole over the birthday boy. Nice birthday fish I'd say!
--Photo by Discover the James