Retired sheriff Jason Thatcher has been the owner and operator of River Pursuit Guide Service since 2002. He combines his guiding experience with his desire to give back to the law enforcement community. He not only provides river fishing adventures to anglers on the Sacramento, Trinity, and Feather Rivers, but he also offers no-cost fishing and hunting trips to officers involved in recent critical incidents during a time when decompression is needed. He accomplishes this through his 501c3 non-profit, Blue Line Outdoors, which he founded in 2018.
Thatcher purchased his boat primarily to accommodate injured law enforcement. His boat is a custom 18x60 with modular seating for fly fishing or conventional gear and seats up to 3 passengers. The special design has a stern that folds down as a ramp to accommodate a wheelchair, power chair or anyone with a mobility impairment. There are recessed tie down brackets to help secure a chair. The boat is also available for anyone who would benefit from it, as long as it does not conflict with trips for Blue Line Outdoors.
River Pursuit Guide Service is a full-time Sacramento River fishing guide service based in the Red Bluff area of Northern California. They are CADFG and U.S. Coast Guard licensed, bonded, fully insured, and permitted for their special operating areas. They take pride in using the best equipment and local knowledge, to provide guests with a superior river fishing experience for wild trout, steelhead, salmon, and striper in season and world-class fly fishing for wild trout year-round.
See Jason Thatcher and his remarkable boat at the 36th annual Crown Motors NorCal Boat Sport and RV Show at the Shasta District Fair & Events Center on March 4-6, 2022.
Jason Thatcher, www.riverpursuit.com