Fishing on the 6th

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by jimmyk, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. jimmyk

    jimmyk New Member

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  2. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Thats a nice fish you caught there! Thanks for sharing the photo!!


    Kenny
     

  3. jtr4324

    jtr4324 New Member

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    Jimmy, great pic of a good fish. Can't beat this nice weather in Jan!!!:cool2:
     
  4. rebcatman

    rebcatman New Member

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    Nice fish Jimmy. You fish in the James, right?
     
  5. jimmyk

    jimmyk New Member

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    Rebcat,
    Yes i do fish the James. I live about ten minutes from it.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jimmy nice fish. Thanks for sharing the pics.:0a31:
     
  7. gottafish

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    Hey Jimmy, I don't know if I got a chance to meet you yesterday. Who were you with? We did alright, got a few in the teens and 20s and managed to boat a 43. Also boated my first flathead @ 14 pounds.

    Went out again today in the same general area and the bit was even slower than it was yesterday. The bites we got were quality though. 30, 43 and 57.

    If I could have just a couple bites, I'd want quality ones. :lol:
     
  8. jimmyk

    jimmyk New Member

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    Gottafish,
    I fished with a friend of mine in my boat. I got to deep bottom around 6:30. Didn't get to meet ya though. I met a few people but not many. Maybe we can hook up one day and go fishing. Doesn't matter to me where we fish ie chick, james.
     
  9. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Nice fish Jimmy! Good to hear the fish were biting! What were you catching them on?
     
  10. jimmyk

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    Caught most on shad ans a few on eel.
     
  11. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Nice fish and thanks for sharing.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  12. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    Nice fish Jimmy Thanks for sharing
     
  13. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    Sure, let's try and give it a shot soon. I'll get in touch with you when I'm going out again and don't have somebody in tow.
    /Scott
     
  14. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Yeah...the bite was definitely better on shad than eels. Thanks alot Scott for putting me on this fish...it was my biggest ever!!
    [​IMG]
     
  15. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    My pleasure Scott. It love looking at that pic :big_smile:
     
  16. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    I love looking at pics of those huge Blues as well.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  17. mcal762

    mcal762 New Member

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    Nice fish!!
    i've been fishing around the Hopewell area but never got into one that size though.. can you give me a little inside scoop on where to get the larger ones... Thanks,
    Mcal
     
  18. gottafish

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    Look for structure in deeper holes - 25 feet plus. Place your baits around that structure. Fish can be found in shallow but they're relating more to the deeper stuff this time of year.
     
  19. mcal762

    mcal762 New Member

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    Gottafish,
    i fish around the hopewell bridge area, i've had some luck around the deep channel fishing right on the edge of the flat and the edge of the channel area but never got any large ones in the 20+ range. Do you use a sliding sinker setup with a shad steaks on the end for bait? thanks,
    Mcal
     
  20. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    Yes, just a typical 'carolina rig' or I'll use a section of heavy mono and tie a surgeon's loop at one end for a sinker and then tie a 'big' dropper loop about 12-14 inches above the sinker. Attach the hook directly to the dropper loop.

    Use good size chunks of shad. Palm size or a little smaller - primarily to keep the smaller fish off. You can experiment though. Sometimes they want smaller chunks or even filets.