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The following are news articles and tidbits from Discover the James programming.
 
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Above, left photo:  This sunrise is surely one of the finest sunrises on the James River.  It has a flavor of something special, but believe me ... every sunrise on the river have some special quality.  Perhaps it's as simple as the time of day. Being on the river very early in the morning is something everyone should do whenever possible.  But this, December 20, 2011 morning, it was the glow of a cloudless morning and the spectacular cloud formations, colors and reflextion of a windless river ... that makes this image one of my favorites ... ever.  
--Photo by Capt. Mike
 
To the right:  This was an epic battle between man and fish.  Here, Ralph was battling a huge catfish while the river began to rise.  We fished near downtown, and between the time he hooked the fish and landed the fish, the river litterally rose over 1.5 feet!  For every ten feet of line reeled in, twenty feet of line was pulled out by the great fish.  We never saw the fish before getting it to the net, and when it was finally landed, after almost an hour, Ralph was done.  Not because he was tired, but because he said, "I don't know how we could ever top this."  He set the rod down, and I'm not sure if he's fished since that day or not. 
-- Photo by Capt. Mike