Rates (Includes Live Bait, Tackle, and Boating Necessities)
My rates are somewhat higher than other fishing guides because I use a much bigger boat, have 20 years guiding experience as well as provide fish cleaning services.


4 Hour Trip

1 person - $375
2 people - $400
3 people - $425
4 people - $450
5 people - $475
6 people - $500

8 Hour Trip

1 person - $575
2 people - $600
3 people - $625
4 people - $650
5 people - $675
6 people - $700

Cancellation policy: I work with my clients if they need to reschedule, that's no problem at all. Please call me as soon as you think you need to reschedule so that I can book another party for that date.

No-Show policy: If my party does not show up, then I will charge their credit card for the full balance. My family depends on my income and no-shows could greatly hurt my family.

First: Email or call me to discuss the desired fishing date. 540-797-2528

Second: Use the following secure buttons to use your credit card to make your deposit and secure your fishing date. Enter your desired fishing date in the field above the button. Once you click "Buy Now" and are taken to the next page, simply click "Pay with your debit or credit card" in order to use your credit card. That's it!

4 Hour Trip Deposits ($100):

8 Hour Trip Deposits ($200):
Your desired fishing date:
(ex: morning of 03/12/2014)
Your desired fishing date:
(ex: full day 03/12/2014)

Things to bring:

1. IMPORTANT!!! If you are bringing kids fishing with us, by law you will need to bring size-appropriate life jackets for each child under the age of 13. I am required to have TYPE I Coast Guard life jackets that are not comfortable, not very stylish, and are only in Adult size. I would strongly recommend bringing comfortable, Coast Guard approved life jackets for each kid.

2. Fishing License. Freshwater Charter Captains cannot have a 'Boat License' that covers all of the customers. You can buy your fishing licenses on-line at the VA DGIF web site. You will need a credit card and driver's license number. The web site is:

You will need a temporary or full-year FRESHWATER license. You do not need a trout license.

After you purchase your license, be sure to print it out and bring it with you.

Optional things to bring:

1. Rain Gear and warm clothes

2. Favorite Casting Rod/Jiggin' Rod (depending on the time of the year) If you'd like to cast during our trip feel free to bring a casting rod of your own. It needs to be basically a heavy-duty bass rod and reel that has 15lb test line.

Capt. Todd | todd@theshadtaxi.com | 540.797.2528
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