Private Guide Services

Fish & Explore’s private guide services are geared towards adults. Of course families and children of all ages are always welcome.

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Casting and rigging lessons:

No matter your age or experience the Fish and Explore Guide Team can help you improve your fishing skills. Our guides use the EDGE teaching method to ensure that you will get results that will last a lifetime.  The best way to catch more fish is to learn the right way to use your gear, understand how it works, and then practice… preferably on the water.

We provide the best gear on the market. Our partners include St. Croix, Shimano, TFO, Loomis, and Lews. Bring your own equipment or use ours.

Our rates are $75 per hour for the first three hours and then $50 an hour for each hour after. This is for private lessons of 1 or 2 people.  Up to 3 additional kids (15 and under) FREE.

We will enable you to get on the water with confidence.  Our students catch more fish!

Private Guides:

Fish and Explore offers a variety of guided fresh water fishing trips.  We have guides that specialize in each arena of fishing.  We can float one of our local rivers for Smallmouth Bass. Hit the lakes and reservoirs for great Largemouth Bass.  Kayak fishing for Snakeheads.  Chase and catch giant catfish.

We also offer Fly fishing trips for any number of species from trout, bass, shad or even snakehead.

We will cater a trip to your wishes.

Our rates for a half-day of 4 to 5 hours for $300 and Full day of 7 to 8 hours for $450

Rates are for Two Adults. Up to 2 additional kids (15 and under) FREE

These are on water rates. There is typically an hour or more of travel and preparation on either side of the trip that we do not deduct from fishing time. Our clients are usually ready to leave the water before us.

All gear, rods, reels, tackle, bait, life-vests, is included.  Our equipment partners include St. Croix, Shimano, TFO, Loomis, Lews and other fine quality manufactures. We also include water and soft drinks.

Depending on the type of fish we are targeting  and gear you wish to use, we will fish from a raft, kayak, jon boat, wade or bank fish.


We are offering a shad special of $250 for up to 3 (one parent and two children).  Trip will last up to 4 hours and fish will be caught by all, or there is no charge.  Dates are limited, register soon.


Call us at 703-609-8083 or email us at to set up a private guide.