Flathead Catfish Fishing Trip
Flathead catfish thrive in the flatwaters of the James River, in Richmond, Virginia. Additional species available to catch in this area include sunfish, smallmouth bass, channel cats, blue catfish, longnose gar and largemouth bass.
Your guide will lead your fishing experience from a 12-foot raft or 14-foot jon boat. The raft offers great stability on the flatwaters and is comfortable on a downriver float for up to three anglers while the jon boat is great for moving up and down the river with two anglers.
Start off fishing for sunfish and smallmouth bass through riffles, pools and islands. When you arrive at the catfish holes, you will switch out your fishing gear and do battle with catfish in the 10-30 pound range. So far, the James River Fishing School record flathead in this area is 39 pounds. That is a big fish in less than ten feet of water!
Enjoy this incredible half day fishing experience. Departure time is generally 7AM but later times are available. Morning trips are highly recommended as you are off the water before the afternoon heat. You'll meet your guide at Huguenot Flatwater in the James River Park System. Click on the following link for directions: Huguenot Flatwater
Come and enjoy the scenery, wildlife and excellent fishing. You will love our guides!
5 Hour / Half-Day Fishing (Jon Boat): One or two people, $375.
5 Hour / Half-Day Fishing (Raft): Up to three people, $375.
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Top, left photo: Stuart is proudly displaying a nice flathead catfish caught from the raft. Guide Andrew, in the background, didn't take the photo, but he did a fine job leading Stuart to many nice fish like this one!