895 bridge and down river

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by river cat rat, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. river cat rat

    river cat rat New Member

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    has anyone had much luck in this area ? i'm going that direction this weekend any info would be greatful thanks guys.:0a31:
     
  2. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Jason, I think that area from 895 down to Jimmy Dean's has turned on here recently. I know of an 82 that was pulled from up that way a couple weeks ago. I fished 895 area last month and couldn't get a bite, but like I said, I think it's turning on.
     

  3. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Jason it looks like not many people fish down that way or......Its so good down there they dont want to tell us lol.
     
  4. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Not too many people up that way each time I go. You're lucky to see one or two boats. There is one guide that always fishes up that way.

    I hear in the spring, the action gets hot up there.
     
  5. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    Josh, I heard the same thing. I was told by the head fish biologist for VA, that the cats follow the shad right up the river. Anacarrow ramp will have a ton of trailers with shad fisherman and another huge bunch fishing downstream for big cats. I always have 2 meat rods off the back of the boat when I am at the Interstate 95 bridge. I have only caught small cats under ten pounds and nice Stripers up to 30 pounds up that far. I have spoken to several guys getting out at the ramp that have caught cats up to 50 pounds just down stream from the ramp. I am going to try it this Spring, hit all the good looking structure from the ramp to the new bridge.
     
  6. BROWNING7MMMAG

    BROWNING7MMMAG New Member

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    CAUGHT A 56AND 42 AROUND JIMMY DEANS TUESDAY
     
  7. river cat rat

    river cat rat New Member

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    thanks alot but know much about jimmy deans any details will help need to fell some tuggage thank you.