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

2 people - $450
3 people - $475
4 people - $500
5 people - $525
6 people - $550

8 Hour Trip

2 people - $650
3 people - $675
4 people - $700
5 people - $725
6 people - $750

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.
Text is preferred: 540-797-2528

Second: Use the following secure buttons to use your credit card to make your deposit and secure your fishing date. Once you click "Pay Now" you will then be taken to a secure window to enter your billing information. Be sure to enter your desired fishing date. That's it!

1/2 Day Deposit

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Full Day Deposit

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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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