Fishing guides on the james river

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by eric2006, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. eric2006

    eric2006 New Member

    West Virginia
    I seen that there are several fishing guides on the james river and i've heard that the james river holds some very good catfishing. So I have been wanting to plan a trip with one of them.
    Anybody went on one of these guides and if so was it well worth it??
  2. mhedrick82

    mhedrick82 New Member

    If you want to go after big fish then I suggest Capt. Hugh Self. I have fished with Capt. Self several times and i'll say that he knows catfishing. You can learn alot from going with him so if you want a good trip then give him a call.

    Here's his website:

  3. mikeozo

    mikeozo New Member

    I have been with Chris Eberwein 2 times, days total this year and going back the 2 days after thanks giving and then again 2 days after Christmas. Awesome trip everytime. In 4 days of fishing we have caught a bunch of 20's and 30's..several 40+ pounders and a 55 and a 57 pounder.

    If you want to PM me I can give you all the details including where to stay and where not to stay, things to do, etc.

    I am hooked on that place and I will guarantee you nobody fishes that river better than Chris Eberwein. I think he also offers you half your money back if you don't catch a citation (30 pound +) Blue cat so that tells you he is serious bout catchin the big ones.
  4. brian88b

    brian88b Member

    Fairdale, KY have not went myself yet but know several that have and nothing but great stories from all.