Raft Fishing Instruction



Raft Fishing Instruction (June through September)

Our Raft Fishing Instruction is a guided fishing excursion with LOTS of instruction from a knowledgeable fishing instructor. The Flatwaters on the 'Falls of the James' is a treasure in Richmond, Virginia and happens to be one of the best on-the-water angling classrooms available.  The fishing in this stretch is very good, with lots of red breasted sunfish, bluegill, smallmouth bass & three different types of catfish.  Discover the James' raft is a stable platform for up to three anglers and offers the opportunity to get out on the water to fish the deep holes and wade the shallows of the James as you learn how to fish from our team of angling instructors. 

        5-hour Fishing Instruction (up to three anglers):  $395
All tackle, gear, and bottled water supplied. 
Offered June through September.
Trip based on river level at Westham Gauge being below 4.2 feet. Click here for Westham Gauge.


To book a day of Raft Fishing Instruction or for more info:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or Mike@DiscovertheJames.com


Top, left photo:  Dave proudly shows his catch, a nice flathead catfish.  In the background you can see how peaceful the flatwaters of the James are.  
-- Photo by Discover the James
To the right:  One of the benefits of being on the river are the wonderful scenics you get a chance to view.  This is a sunset at the end of the day of Fishing Instruction.
-- Photo by Discover the James
Lower left photo:  Jenny holding a big catfish and sporting a big smile. 
-- Photo by Discover the James

What do people have to say about our 5-Hour Fishing Instruction?  My family took the 2-hour instruction and were so impressed we wanted to learn more, so we took the 5-Hour Instruction.  With the help of Capt. Mike and his crew, we are ready to go out on our own and are soon heading out to get our own gear! 
-- George B.