J.D. Richey Sportfishing takes great pride in providing the best service in the industry and it is our goal to make your visit with us more than simply a fishing trip – think of it more as a mini vacation and day-long adventure. We don't want you to have to think about anything besides enjoying your trip!

Your Day

Your full-day fishing trip, unless otherwise specified, will begin just before dawn (exact times depend on time of year, weather, tides, etc). Once on the water, we will give a brief seminar on the day’s techniques and then fishing begins!

•Sacramento Valley Salmon & Striper Trips last 7 hours.

•Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips last 5 hours.

What We Provide

• All bait, tackle, rods & reels
• Fish cleaning & processing and cooking suggestions

What You Need to Bring

• Fishing license and appropriate stamps (Purchase licenses online HERE)
• Lunch and drinks
• Rain gear/sun screen
• Camera (though we always have one on the boat and can email you pix of your fish!)
• Ice chest to keep fillets fresh on the way home


A 50% deposit is required to hold a date; Refundable with 3 weeks notice or due to unfishable conditions.

The Fleet

25-foot Jet Sled

Our 25-foot jet sled is an extremely comfortable and stable boat capable of whisking up to 6 anglers to the fishing grounds in speed, safety and style. She's an extremely functional fishing platform with tons of working room and is suitable to a wide variety of fishing styles. Armed with a 200HP Yamaha jet pump, the sled can travel in as little as 4 inches of water!

Pavati 2-Door Driftboat

Completely state-of-the-art, the our jumbo 18-foot Pavati drifter  handles up to 3 guests and has often been called the "Bentley of Driftboats" by our clients. What really sets it apart are the two front doors that allow for easy access in and out, but the comfortable seats, wide, level floors and stability really make it a complete fishing rig.

This is the boat we use to access some of the remotest canyons in California!

Hog Island "Mini Sled"

This is the newest addition to the family...Hog Island's 16-foot shallow water skiff with a Yamaha jet pump on it. This is the rig we use to get you back into those super-sneaky spots that nobody else can reach! 

It's best suited for 2 guests and is so much fun you may never want to travel in anything else!

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