River Valley Charter Service

Based in Chillicothe, River Valley Charter Service offers fully-equipped guided fishing trips on the Illinois River and the surrounding areas. Your Captain Austin Griggs was born and raised in Central Illinois where he has fished everywhere from strip pits to the river and all places in between. He is a 21 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he learned how to operate various-sized watercraft. Retiring in 2019, he obtained his Merchant Mariner Credentials from Explorers Guide LLC and started River Valley Charter Service LLC in 2019.

You will get a one-on-one seminar on the different tips and techniques used on the waters of Central Illinois. You will also get tips on electronics and what the captain looks for on the screen to know where to start fishing. Captain Austin enjoys talking with all my clients and making lifelong friendships while out on the water!

The boat you will use is a 19’ Vexus angler boat with room for up to 3 guests. It runs on a single 200 HP Mercury v8 engine, uses Humminbird and Lowrance navigation technology, and features a wireless trolling motor. It has also got a livewell and an ice-box.

The wide variety of prized freshwater species you will target includes Largemouth, Smallmouth, and White Bass, as well as Walleye, Crappie, Sauger, and Carp. You can troll, spin, and jig to catch them, all using light tackle. You are welcome to bring kids on your trip as well as to keep your catch.

Captain Austin provides you with fishing tackle, live bait, as well as lures. You bring snacks, drinks, and your fishing licenses, and you will be set for the trip.

Join River Valley Charter Service and have a great freshwater fishing experience in Illinois!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Mar 1 - Nov 30 (Dom)
    $500
    Depending on where the bite is, you and your captain will be searching the gorgeous and productive waters of Central Illinois. Whether it be a local lake or the lovely Illinois River, the captain will make sure you have the best chance of catching fish!
  • Viaje Privado
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Mar 1 - Nov 30 (Lun, Dom)
    $300
    Come aboard and explore the beautiful Illinois River or local lake depending on where the bite is. Captain Austin will provide you with all the fishing equipment you will need and help you have an enjoyable stay on the water.
  • Viaje Privado
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:30 PM
    Viaje de temporada Mar 1 - Nov 30 (Sab, Dom)
    $300
    Have a great time fishing the Illinois River or local lake for 6 hours in the afternoon. The captain will take you to the location with the best bite and help you have a successful and pleasant trip. You will depart at 1:30 p.m. and return at 7:30 p.m.

Sobre el Captain

Austin Griggs
Chillicothe, Illinois, Estados Unidos
Identificación y licencia verificadas
6 Opiniones de los clientes
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Miembro desde Agosto 2021
Captain Austin grew up fishing in Central Illinois when he was old enough to hold a pole. He did some Bass tournament angling on the Ilinois and Mississippi Rivers and lakes around IL placing 1st and 2nd in several of the tournaments. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 2019 and having all the requirements to obtain a Captain’s license, the captain decided to start his company.

Sobre este listado

Especies de Interés

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Carp Carp

Crappie Crappie
Sauger Sauger
Walleye Walleye

Especificaciones del barco

Vexus (Angler) construido en 2021. Impulsado por 200HP Mercury motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 46 nudos.

Longitud
19 ft
Capacidad
3 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Pesca en Lado

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging

Servicios

GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Motor de troleo inalámbrico
Nevera para la pesca
GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Motor de troleo inalámbrico
Nevera para la pesca

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
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.
Se permiten niños
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

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
Transferencia Bancaria

Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Fotos de clientes (14)
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Half day Illinois river Crappie with Captain Austin
Half day Illinois river Crappie with Captain Austin
Half day Illinois river Crappie with Captain Austin
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Calificación del pescador
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Buena experiencia
100%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
100%
Apto para niños
100%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
100%
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Ioerger I.
United States
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Half day Illinois river Crappie with Captain Austin

VERIFICADO   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on Octubre 17, 2021
Captain Austin was very knowledgeable about fishing the Illinois River. He was able to put us on a lot of quality Crappie....
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Rick P.
Chicago, Illinois
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10 out of 10

3/4 Day Trip (AM) on Julio 31, 2021
Awesome boat, awesome guide, and an awesome guy! Very knowledgeable and works hard to make sure the client has the best experience...
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Nate H.
Chicago, Illinois
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Multi Species River Trip!

3/4 Day Trip (PM) on Junio 17, 2021
Wanted to experience as much of the Illinois River near Peoria as possible and got to do it all! White Bass, Largemouth, Catfish,...
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Jordan K.
Peoria, IL
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Half day trip

3/4 Day Trip (AM) on Mayo 29, 2021
Austin was a very professional guide respecting safety and comfort ability first. On top of that he was great at teaching and...
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Deb P.
United States
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March fishing trip

Full Day Trip on Marzo 9, 2020
Fishing with Austin was a great time.  An experience not to be missed.  He is a great guide and fun to be with.  very comfortable...
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FAQs about River Valley Charter Service

River Valley Charter Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with River Valley Charter Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Humminbird Helix 9)
  • Localizador de peces (Humminbird Helix 9)
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Motor de troleo inalámbrico
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with River Valley Charter Service include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos

River Valley Charter Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río (Illinois River)
  • Pesca en Lado (Lake Evergreen)

River Valley Charter Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with River Valley Charter Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Carp
  • Crappie
  • Sauger
  • Walleye