Falls of the James

The 'Falls of the James'

The 'Falls' is a seven-mile stretch of river that drops 105 feet in elevation.  It is a transition between Virginia's upland piedmont and tidewater area with lots of boulders and plenty of safe flatwater fishing.  Our 'Falls' fishing trips are located with the boundaries of the James River Park System.

In the Falls area, you there are a multitude of species that can be caught by hook and line.  For example, on the flathead trip, you might catch a redbreasted sunfish, bluegill, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, longnose gar, channel catfish, blue catfish, and even a striped bass.

Please click the links for more information about our fishing trips in the 'Falls of the James' through Discover the James' sister company, the James River Fishing School. 

The photo's stories?  Above right:  Norman Maclean's novel "A River Runs Through It," published in 1976 became a movie which exudes the beauty of fly fishing.  The last line in the book (and movie) is beautiful ... "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.  I am haunted by waters."  -- Photo by Capt. Mike

To the left:  This is our Discovery Raft, and is ready for boarding.  The raft is a wonderful platform for spin fishing and fly fishing.  It's also a wonderful way to float and observe all the wildlife in the James River Park System.  In the summer you can expect to see osprey, great blue heron, ducks, songbirds and with a little luck an eagle or a white-tailed deer ... with a little luck, maybe you'll see otter playing around on the rocks.  -- Photo by Capt. Mike