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FAQ’s2019-09-07T14:57:23-04:00

Here are some of the most frequent asked questions

Do you have lodging available?2019-09-07T14:55:13-04:00

Yes, we have onsite lodging available. You can ask the Captain upon booking your trip for availability.

What other cost are associated with the trip?2019-08-28T21:18:27-04:00

In addition to the daily fee (call for current pricing), your Mate works for you in order to ensure that you have a good day. Just as with waiters and waitresses, the majority of their income comes from gratuities. Customary tips for your Mate should be 15 to 20 percent of your charter fee.

What does the daily price include?2019-08-28T21:17:52-04:00

Your daily fee includes guidance of an experienced Captain and Mate, use of our well maintained tackle, all bait and lures, fish cleaning service, ice for your coolers and a comfortable ride on a high quality well maintained vessel.

What do we need to bring?2019-08-28T21:17:20-04:00

Food, water, beverages, appropriate seasonal clothing, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, coolers to take your catch home, alcoholic beverages are allowed on the vessel.

Do I need to bring my own tackle?2019-08-28T21:16:51-04:00

We provide all of the tackle that you will need for a successful day of fishing. However, we encourage you to bring your own tackle if you would like to. We will help you rig any rod that you bring for use during your trip.

How many people can we bring?2019-08-28T21:16:13-04:00

Currently, we limit our trips to six people or less. In order to ensure that you have a comfortable day on the water, we want to make sure that you are not crowded while fishing, and have plenty of room to sit down in the cabin while we are cruising to and from the fishing grounds.

What time will we return to the dock?2019-08-28T21:15:06-04:00

Your trip will typically include 8 hours on the water. However, if the weather takes a turn for the worse and results in hazardous conditions during our trip, or we limit out, we may return to the dock before the eight hour mark.

What time will we leave the dock?2019-08-28T21:14:37-04:00

Depending on travel time to the fishing grounds, we typically leave the dock between 6:00 and 7:00 AM, but if your travel plans require alternate times of departure we will work with your schedule.

Where is Reedville?2019-08-28T21:14:08-04:00

Reedville, VA is located at the end of Rt. 360 which is at the end of the peninsula known as the Northern Neck. Reedville is approximately 3 hours from Northern Virginia (depending on traffic), 1.5 hours east of Richmond, 3 hours from the Shenandoah Valley, and 2 hours from the Tidewater area.

Where will be leaving from?2019-08-28T21:13:39-04:00
Our dock is located at 182 Captain Walter’s Ln. Reedville, VA 22539
What will we be catching?2019-08-26T15:44:29-04:00

In this area, we catch a wide variety of fish. In the fall, winter and spring months, you have a great opportunity to catch trophy size Rockfish or Striped Bass. In fact, many fishing publications have called the Chesapeake Bay the best location in the United States to catch Striped Bass. Early summer provides a chance to catch croaker, while in late summer you will have the opportunity to catch bluefish, spanish mackerel, as well as the occasional red drum.

Where will we be fishing?2019-08-26T15:43:58-04:00

With the location of our departure point, we could possibly fish the Maryland or Virginia portions of the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, or Rappahannock Rivers.

Please call me at 804-436-3241 or email me southerntideguideservice@gmail.com with any other questions that you may have.