Here it is fellas

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by wbtfish, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. wbtfish

    wbtfish New Member

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    Left Thursday night, drove to Dutch Gap area, got boat, in the water by 10 PM. Caught plenty of bait just up from DB. Set up on first hole by 11 or so. Ten minutes later pole goes down. I let my buddy get it since he's never caught a big one down there. He grabs the rod from the holder and fights for a couple of minutes, I won't repeat the words he was saying, finally got the fish to the surface. I was ready with the net, netted it, weighed it, photo-ed it, then released it. 58 lbs.. Not bad for his first James river blue. Sat on the same hole til 5 or so in the morning putting two more citations in the boat, 31 and 37. Got some more bait at DB, went back to main river, set up on another spot and BAM!!!, a 50 and a 42. Went to another spot and caught a 49 lber. Last spot was near the barge bits and it gave up a 47 lber. Was off the water by 2 pm. I have never tried fishing at night in the winter, but it paid off. it was really cold, but it was worth it. was plannig on fishing today, but we got up this morning and looked at the American flag across the street next to Hooters and the wind had it stretched straight out. We decided not to fish so we went to Green Top, Gander Mountain and Ed's Marine. Turned out to be a really nice day for catfishing though. Oh well. Will post the pics as soon as I can get him to download and E-mail them to me. I hope everyone had a good day as well.
     
  2. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    Now I am excited. I can't wait to see the pictures. Thanks for the great report.:big_smile:
     

  3. blacksheep

    blacksheep New Member

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    Great report. Can't wait for the pictures.
     
  4. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Great job Berkley. Looks like you picked a great time to be on the river. A guy I know went out Friday and got a 58, but that was it for the day. A bunch of us were out Saturday, one boat got a 48, but dinks for the rest of us.:angry: My big fish was a 24. Thought I had a 40 by the way the current was ripping. Think I might try again Monday if I'm up to it.
     
  5. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Here is the 24:
     

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  6. cobysdad06

    cobysdad06 New Member

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    Coming to the James Sat., I have never been there. Thought about trying Hopewell. Is that a good start or Dutch gap or Deep Bottom. Could use any info.
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Berkley thanks for sharing your fishing trip. Sounds like you had one heck of a trip. Look forward to seeing some pics. Merry Christmas.:big_smile:
     
  8. Quint

    Quint New Member

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    Glad you had a great trip!
     
  9. wbtfish

    wbtfish New Member

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    Here are a few pictures to start off with.
     

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  10. wbtfish

    wbtfish New Member

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    Here's a few more.
     

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  11. wbtfish

    wbtfish New Member

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    Here are two more.
     

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  12. cobysdad06

    cobysdad06 New Member

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    They sure are some nice blues. Hope we do that well. Awesome pics.
     
  13. muzkrat

    muzkrat New Member

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    nice fish. i hope to be up that way soon to start feeling my way around. thanks for sharing. james
     
  14. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    nice fish everybody
    chip
     
  15. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Sounds like you had a great day congrats. Thanks for sharing your trip and pics.
     
  16. King Catfisherman

    King Catfisherman New Member

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    is that kingcatfisherman with that 58 pd blue:smile2:
     
  17. wbtfish

    wbtfish New Member

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    I do believe so!
     
  18. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on a great day out! Nice looking fish also!