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Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by mark12, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. mark12

    mark12 New Member

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    I'm going to be moving to Virginia sometime in the beginning of 2018 to the surry county area. In my home state I primarily target flatheads, but seeing how the big fish on the James seems to be blues, I'm anxiously awaiting my chance at hooking into some pigs on a big river.
    Being from the southwest, fishing a river you can't throw a rock across seems a little daunting, but looks like a lot of fun.
    Is the fishing around Surry good? Easily accessable local boat ramps?
    Suggestions on what kinds of boats seem to work well? I know these kinds of questions get asked alot, but searching this forum is pretty hit or miss.
     
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  2. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    River is really wide down by Surry. Better catfishing is upstream. Because the James is so big always check the weather before going. I have fished it in my ten foot john boat and my 20 foot Lund Alaskan. Bad wind days will swamp you quick.
     
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  3. Zigarro

    Zigarro Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard, Mark. I sure envy your access to the James; all we have here is the Wichita and the Red River and I know what you mean about throwin a rock~ heck, I can spit across!
     
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  4. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Mark welcome to the USCA.
     
  5. mark12

    mark12 New Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm gonna have to get used to the as many poles as you want, using gamefish for bait, being able to collect shad with a Gill net.....awesome.
     
  6. eric

    eric New Member

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    Around the ferry docks in Surry and Jamestown is better for lots of eater size cats. Friend of mine went yesterday and caught 90 in 2 1/2 hours. Around Hopewell /Dutch gap is better for big fish.
     
  7. mark12

    mark12 New Member

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    Hopewell, Dutch gap it is. Thanks.
     
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  8. Khh27

    Khh27 Active Member

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    Chickahomany to Dutch gap
     
  9. mark12

    mark12 New Member

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    Well, that narrows it down quite a bit. What's with the flats? Haven't been in the waters long enough to attain any notable size? I would think it would be perfect environment for them.
     
  10. Khh27

    Khh27 Active Member

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    Dutch gap upriver best closest to you is around the fall line what's called flatwaters and all the way to the tailwaters near WV
     
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  11. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Man its wonderful, you'll love it here
     
  12. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Man its wonderful, you'll love it here