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 generally begins at dawn and last 7 hours. Once on the water, your guide will give a brief seminar on the day’s techniques and then fishing will begin. Depending on the river and fishing season, your float will be as many as 10 miles long. A week prior to the trip, we will contact you and give you detailed directions to the meeting location and what time to be there. 

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

Deposit

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


The Fleet

Pavati Destroyer Jet Sled

The Pavati is an extremely comfortable and stable jet boat capable of whisking up to 5 of you 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 Mercury 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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