Osprey Fishing Charters

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14’ Jon boat that is perfect for river fishing and can take up to two anglers who have sheltered in place together; this may be relaxed in the future pending VMRC COVID-19 guidelines. Quality Penn, Abu Garcia, and St. Croix equipment will be provided for you to use while fighting your catch.

About the Capitan

Rich Johnson

If you find yourself in Washington, DC and in the mood to wet a line in some local waters, book a trip with 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, 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 half-day largemouth trips (morning or afternoon) on the Occoquan in the summer. He also accepts half day Upper Potomac smallmouth trips. Capt. Rich fishes from a 20" Rock Proof Boats inboard jetboat. He uses Penn, Daiwa, Abu Garcia, and St. Croix equipment, and specializes in soft plastics and crankbaits. He provides 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, shad, and walleye caught on the charters will be returned to the water.



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47001 Fairway Drive
Sterling, VA, 20165

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