About

Screaming Reels Charters was founded in 1990. Captain John wants to share his love and knowledge of these beautiful fish to fishermen at large in order to further their viability as an amazing trophy species in Virginia.

Captain John has been focusing on James River Catfishing for more than 30 years.

John is currently a sponsored pro with Bass Pro-shops on the catfish circuit, and has been a member of the pro staff since 2009.

Captain John has been recognized in many competitive settings but is most proud of the following:

  • Master Angler Award
  • Expert Angler Award
  • Tournament Angler
  • Recognized by VA Governor Terry McAuliffe for fishing outreach with the Richmond Area Boys & Girls Club

In addition, Captain John volunteers with The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Wounded Warriors Program, and The Richmond Children's Hospital

Captain John is one of the preeminent Catfish guides in Virginia and wants you to know Screaming Reels Fishing Charters is committed to conservation, education, and helping clients make an unforgettable memory on the water by catching a the fish of a lifetime. 

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