NATIONAL BASS ​GUIDE SERVICE​​

Call to schedule your trip!

Fish the country's top largemouth bass fishery, the historic and scenic
​Potomac River. View the Nation's Capital from the water. Full or half day trips.

TRIPS, RATES & RESERVATIONS

1/2 Day Trip
(4 hours)
1 or 2 people
$295*

3/4 Day Trip
(6 hours)
1 or 2 people
$345*

Full Day Trip
(8 hours)
1 or 2 people
$395*

National Bass Guide Fishing Trip Rates​
1/2 Day Trip (4 Hours) 1 or 2 people $295
3/4 Day Trip (6 Hours) 1 or 2 people $345
Full Day Trip (8 Hours) 1 or 2 people $395
*Weekends and HOLIDAYS (SAT & SUN) $95 extra

Gratuities to the Captain are always at the discretion of the client.

The specified time refers to time on the water. If there are more than 2 people, we can schedule another boat to fish nearby, to maintain the group.

If you are staying at National Harbor, I can pick up & drop off passengers at the National Harbor dock...a $50 docking fee applies...a huge convenience, time saver, and much less than a cab ride!

I use the latest model Skeeter boats and reliable Yamaha outboards, and the BEST equipment for your fishing experience, including safety and comfort. We want you to have a great time. Check out our Products  page.

We help Pro's and beginners alike to reach their goals of catching fish. We let you catch the fish. Not watch us. We take care of your needs, and do everything to help you catch fish. We fish to demonstrate techniques and to establish a pattern, but you will catch the fish. We will take the time to teach you. We specialize in teaching the youngsters and thoroughly enjoy instructing the ladies (who are the best listeners) !

We do practice "Catch and Release", however, with the proper measurements, and a few good photos, you can have a reproduction that will preserve your catch for years to come! We can refer you to a local taxidermist who takes pride in his work. It is a real art.

Scheduling a trip is easy
Contact us (703-380-7119) with the date and we will confirm. For a full, 3/4 or half day, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required at least 5 days in advance of your trip. If a trip is cancelled less than two weeks in advance, the full fee for the trip will be expected.

Our Cancellation Policy
If conditions are deemed by us to be unsafe, then we will work with you to reschedule. As far as rain is concerned, the fish are already wet, and with the proper raingear, you can usually expect better fishing conditions. There are fewer pleasure boaters on the water, and the fish generally bite better. I also carry extra Frogg Toggs raingear for your use.

Licenses & Fees
All licenses and fees are included, except DC license. If required, the D.C. License can be purchased from us, $13.

All boats are registered by the Potomac River Fisheries Commission and the State of Maryland; operated by US Coast Guard licensed Captains and commercially insured with BoatUS. We are also certified in CPR and first aid.

We reserve the right to all photos taken by us on our boats.
Scheduling a trip is easy 

Call 703-380-7119 to schedule your trip.

For a full, 3/4 or half day, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required at least 5 days in advance of your trip.

If a trip is cancelled less than two weeks in advance, the full fee for the trip will be expected.
WHAT'S INCLUDED!
Here is a list of what is included with your National Bass Guide Trip.
    ◦    FREE USE OF RODS AND REELS
    ◦    FREE USE OF TACKLE AND LURES
    ◦    FREE USE OF ON-BOARD COOLER
    ◦    FREE INSTRUCTIONS (IF NEEDED)
    ◦    FREE USE OF MAUI JIM POLARIZED PLUS SUNGLASSES
    ◦    FREE USE OF Frogg Toggs Outerwear
    ◦    FREE USE OF HANZ Extremity Wear Gloves
    ◦    TAXIDERMY SERVICE referral IS AVAILABLE

The Potomac River is governed by VA, MD, The Potomac River Fisheries Commission, and the District of Columbia. When you fish with us you do not need to purchase a license, except when we fish in DC waters. You can purchase a DC fishing license from us for $13.

​WHAT YOU CAN BRING!
We are a complete guide service, however there are some things that you will need to bring with you. We recommend that you bring the following:
  • A Camera - The Potomac is very scenic and historic. From George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, the monuments in DC, the Pentagon, and Reagan National Airport, Fort Washington, to the picturesque natural beauty along the 60 miles of river that we fish. Expect to see bald eagles and historical landmarks up and down the river. We can take a picture of your fish, and post it on our web site. 
  • Sun Block - The sun can be intense on the water. Be sure to use the appropriate SPF for your skin tone. 
  • Polarized Sunglasses - Eyewear protects from the sun and from the wind while we are underway! Try my Maui Jim polarized plus sunglasses! 
  • Attire - It's is always a good idea to wear loose fitting comfortable clothing. Call for weather conditions. A hat is a must…glare and warmth.
  • Your own Rod or Reels - We do provide spinning and bait casters; however, if you would like to bring your own rods, or just your reel, and use our rods, that would be fine. You are responsible for lost or broken rods and reels.
  • Food and Beverages- We DO NOT provide food or beverages.

Bring your own....small soft sided coolers are best...freezing bottles of water will save space and replace the need for ice...Please DO NOT bring alcohol. 

RESERVATIONS!
We do require a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your trip with us.
To make your reservation to fish with us we recommend that
you call us  @ 703-380-7119.

FAQ
If you have any questions about our services, check our FAQ's first, then feel free to e-mail us at info@nationalbass.com . We enjoy that trip for the first fish as well, children are welcome.

Send your deposit to:
Captain Steve Chaconas
8619 Camden St
Alexandria, VA 22308

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