Blue Catfish

 
Blue Catfish Fishing Trip

This fishing trip is offered from a 24-foot, covered pontoon boat and is great for two to six anglers.  In the 1970's the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries stocked the James with blue catfish from the Mississippi River drainage.  These blue cats continue to grow and have attained weights of 80 pounds and more.  On the Blue Catfish Fishing Trip, we'll target fish from 20-50 pounds and take everything else that comes with it. There is also a good population of smaller blues, in the two to six pound range that make for fine table fare. Come and enjoy another of the James River's amazing success stories.

Along with the world class blue catfish fishery, the James River is the home of many species of wildlife. Most notably is the bald eagle and the James is considered to have the greatest comeback of the bald eagles in the entire continent. Wow!!! In the fall, the river also has a population of Atlantic sturgeon and their numbers seem to be growing more and more.  The Atlantic sturgeon is considered to be the fish that saved Jamestown and are 5 feet to 9 feet long, and can weigh over 300 pounds.  They return from the ocean each fall to spawn in the river.   

Enjoy this fishing experience on a Half Day (5-hour) or Full Day (8-hour) trip.  We generally meet at the Richmond Yacht Basin, but may use the Deep Bottom Park ramp at times. 
Click on the following link for directions:  Richmond Yacht Basin, Deep Bottom Park
 

        Half-Day, 5-hour trip.  Up to three people,  $350.   Additional guests, $35 each

        Full-Day, 8-hour trip.  Up to three people,  $450.    Additional guests, $45 each.

All fishing gear, tackle, water and snacks are provided. Limited to six passengers.

 

For more information or to book a Blue Catfish Fishing Trip:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or Mike@DiscovertheJames.com

 

 

Top, left photo:  What is better than a double header with big blue catfish, or two on at the same time? Three big fish on at the same time, as shown here with three lucky, happy anglers.    
-- Photo by Discover the James
 
To the right:  What is better than having two fish on at the same time (yes, same question)? Watching to young kids reel them in.  Yep.
-- Photo by Discover the James
 
 
What do people have to say about this trip?  WOOT WOOT!  That is the biggest fish I have ever seen, let alone caught!  WHOOOO WHOOOO! 
-- Kate W.