I've been fishing for blues on the James in VA for about three years now, still trying to learn as much as I can about how these fish respond to weather/conditions. I read a recent post in the VA rivers section about how one of our members feels fishing has declined in certain sections of the river due to fishing pressure. Keep in mind that most people are practicing catch and release for these fish on the James because of the pollutents in the river (at least I think they are?). Also, I know that the blue fishery on the James has become more popular over the past five years, but it's not like the pressure we've seen for other species like Bass, etc. on lakes (at least I think it's not?). Can catch and release fishing pressure make the fishing in a hole or a section of a river decline?