Orange Troller LLC is a Virginia registered Limited Liability Company which was formed in August, 2015. It is owned and managed by Captain Johnny Ellis – Instructor/President and his wife, Veronica “Roni” Ellis – Executive Vice-President. Our business office is located on Lake Anna, Mineral, Virginia. Orange Troller LLC is a service business which provides Lake Anna Cruises, On The Water Striped Bass (Striper/Rockfish) Fishing Lessons, and On The Water Boating Lessons. Our Lake Cruises provide visitors an opportunity to enjoy Lake Anna, VA by boat. Our Striped Bass Fishing Lessons are geared to provide hands-on fishing instructions in trolling for Striped Bass, also known as “Striper” or “Rockfish,” and Hybrid Striped Bass, using artificial lures. Our On The Water Boating Lessons are hands-on practice of some basic seamanship and boat handling skills.
Capt. Johnny Ellis retired in 2004, after 25 years of service, as an enlisted member of the New Jersey State Police. He finished his career as a Captain within the NJ State Police, Homeland Security Branch, Command Operations Center.
Capt. Ellis and Roni Ellis have completed Boating Safety courses in New Jersey and Virginia in 1997 and 2005, respectively, and have been issued Boating Safety Certificates by both states.
In 2011, Capt. Ellis completed the Mariners Learning System, Princeton, NJ, 25/50/100 Ton Master Captain’s License Course and Commercial Towing (Boat) Endorsement Course. That same year, he completed and passed his US Coast Guard final exams at the Chesapeake Sailing School, Annapolis, MD. After completing a US Homeland Security background check, he was issued his Transportation Workers Identification Card (T.W.I.C.) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In addition, he completed his training to obtain his Red Cross, Adult/Pediatric First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification.