Osprey Fishing Charters

If you find yourself in Washington, DC and in the mood to wet a line in some local waters, turn to Osprey Fishing Charters. Captain Rich Johnson is an expert in fishing the Upper Potomac and Occoquan Rivers and he loves to take people out for a fun day on the water.

For the novice anglers wanting to learn how to fish the local waters, a day with Capt. Rich is a great start. He takes pride in his service as an instructional guide and will not only guide you during the trip but will also teach the ins and outs, helping you learn and get experience putting fish in the boat. Parent-child trips are perfect as Capt. Rich can help create a memorable outdoor experience for you and your youngster away from video games and cell phones.

For the experienced anglers, Capt. Rich will put you on the fish and let you get after them. He will work with you to organize a trip to suit your preferences. Explore the Upper Potomac River for fantastic smallmouth bass fishing action in the summer and fall seasons. Or in the spring and early summer, head to the Occoquan River where you can catch largemouth, striper, catfish, perch, or shad. The shad run and largemouth spawn in the spring is epic fishing on the Occoquan.

Capt. Rich accepts 8-hour trips from March through November, depending on location and conditions. He accepts 5-hour largemouth trips (morning or afternoon) on the Occoquan in the summer.

You will fish from a 14’ Tracker Grizzly with enough space for you and a guest. Capt. Rich uses Penn, Abu Garcia, and St. Croix equipment, and specializes in soft plastics and crankbaits.

You’ll be provided with all fishing and safety equipment. All you need is a valid freshwater fishing license and your own food and drinks. Children 6 and older are welcome. Capt. Rich supports catch and release, but if you’d like to keep a few catfish or perch, feel free to do so. All bass and shad caught on the charters will be returned to the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day - Tidal Potomac
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Feb 27 - Jun 17
    $275
    Departing at 8 AM and returning at 5 PM with a break at noon, Captain Rich will take you out for a variety of fish on the tidal Potomac. Depending on conditions, you will target bass, shad, striper, white perch, or catfish. Shad fishing during the spring is the ideal trip for fishing novices and youngsters learning to fish. Captain Rich will provide spinning gear and terminal tackle. You only need to bring your own food and beverage for the day. This trip requires a VA freshwater fishing license.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Catfish - Tidal Potomac
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 18 - Aug 19
    $275
    Departing at 8 AM and returning at 5 PM with a break at noon, Captain Rich will take you out for blue and channel catfish on the tidal Potomac. This is the ideal trip for novices, youngsters learning to fish, or folks wanting to fill a freezer. Captain Rich will provide spinning gear and terminal tackle. You only need to bring your own food and beverage for the day. This trip requires a VA freshwater fishing license. While not the targeted species, you may also catch bass or snakehead on this trip.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip – Upper Potomac River
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 4 - Dec 6
    $275
    For this 6-hour expedition, you'll start your trip from the Algonkian Regional Park in Potomac Falls, and launching from Riverbend Park in Great Falls is also an option. The Upper Potomac River offers fantastic smallmouth bass fishing and you'll use a variety of setups to get them to bite. Because these fish are such hard fighters, catching them on light tackle is exciting. You'll need a Virginia fishing license, and plenty of food and drinks to last the day.
  • Viaje Privado
    1/2 Day (AM) Bass - Tidal Potomac
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 18 - Aug 19
    $175
    Departing at 7 AM and returning at 12 PM, Captain Rich will take you largemouth bass fishing on the tidal Potomac. You'll meet at the ramp early and hit the water as bass feed in the shallows before afternoon heat. Captain Rich will provide light spinning gear and all terminal tackle. You only need to bring your own food and beverage for the day. This trip requires a VA freshwater fishing license. While not the targeted species, we may also hook into a snakehead while bass fishing.
  • Viaje Privado
    1/2 Day (PM) Bass - Tidal Potomac
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 18 - Aug 19
    $175
    Departing at 3:00 PM and returning at 8:00 PM, Captain Rich will take you largemouth bass fishing on the tidal Potomac. You'll head out after lunch and chase bass during the late afternoon and early evening bite. Captain Rich will provide light spinning gear and all terminal tackle. You only need to bring your own food and beverage for the day. This trip requires a VA freshwater fishing license. While not the targeted species, you may also hook into a snakehead while bass fishing.
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Sobre el Captain

Rich Johnson
Libra esterlina, Virginia, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
Identificación y licencia verificadas
32 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 3 horas
Miembro desde Enero 2020
You'll hardly find a bigger freshwater enthusiast than Captain Rich Johnson. He fell in love with the sport when he was very young, and that passion stayed with him ever since. Capt. Rich fished many different bodies of water until he caught his first smallmouth bass on the Upper Potomac River and was hooked for life. He got his captain license, opened his business in 2018, and now Capt. Rich spends his free time running weekend charters and showing his customers just how fun fishing can be.

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Especies de Interés

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Catfish Catfish

Perch (White) Perch (White)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Shad Shad
Snakehead Snakehead

Especificaciones del barco

Tracker Grizzly (Jon boat) construido en 2017. Impulsado por 6HP Mercury motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 10 nudos.

Longitud
14 ft
Capacidad
2 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Pesca en Lado

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Servicios

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Señuelos

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 3 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 3 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
El traslado desde / hacia el lugar de salida no está incluido en las tarifas del viaje.
No Fumar
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Reserva con 30% depósito
Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 30% para garantizar la reserva.
Pagar el balance restante al capitán
El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:
Efectivo
PayPal
Cheques

Opiniones de los clientes

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Experiencia
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Full day with Captain Rich
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Buena experiencia
100%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
100%
Apto para niños
96%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
100%
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Donald W.
Purcellville, VA
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Full day with Captain Rich

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip – Upper Potomac River on Abril 24, 2021
Took my grandson (age10) on his first fishing trip. It was a great day weather wise and Captain Rich was more than accommodating...
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Benjamin T.
Bristow, VA
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Capt. Rich / Osprey

VERIFICADO   Full Day - Tidal Potomac on Junio 12, 2021
Booked Capt. Rich and Osprey Fishing as a birthday present for my daughter and me. We’re both inexperienced anglers and I...
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Russ K.
Chantilly, VA
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Great Day on the Occoquan

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip – Upper Potomac River on Junio 5, 2021
I’ve been on a lot of private and party fishing trips and Captain Rich was by far the best out there. If you want an experience...
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Jim L.
Rochester, New York
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Fishing with Rich

VERIFICADO   Full Day - Tidal Potomac on Abril 3, 2021
Rich loves to fish as much as you. We caught 84 fish and didn’t have (or want) to eat. We broke his previous record day of...
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Seth M.
Arlington, VA
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Learned so much as an intermediate angler

VERIFICADO   Full Day - Tidal Potomac on Marzo 14, 2021
My buddy and I are mediocre fishermen. We learned by ourselves from the internet and YouTube. We wanted someone who could help...
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FAQs about Osprey Fishing Charters

Osprey Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per group - 1/2 Day (AM) Bass - Tidal Potomac (5 hours)
  • $175 per group - 1/2 Day (PM) Bass - Tidal Potomac (5 hours)
  • $275 per group - Full Day - Tidal Potomac (8 hours)
  • $275 per group - Full Day Catfish - Tidal Potomac (8 hours)
  • $275 per group - Full Day Trip – Upper Potomac River (8 hours)

Trips booked with Osprey Fishing Charters include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (Abu Garcia, Penn, St. Croix)
  • Señuelos

Osprey Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río (Upper Potomac and Tidal Potomac)
  • Pesca en Lado (Burke Lake and Occoquan Reservoir)

Osprey Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Osprey Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Perch (White)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Shad
  • Snakehead