Hey guys! Im new to the forum and would like to say first that its a lot of good info here! Keep it up!!!! Anyway im heading to the Tidal James prolly next thursday to fish for cats! I have fished it some and caught some good cats I just havent been down in about 3 years!! LOL!! Been keeping my boat docked at Smith Mountain lake. Anyway, 2 questions? This time of year should I be fishing above Jordan point or below? I usually put in at deep bottom or dutch. I know the river fairly well in both directions just wondering which way has been better lately since I havent been down in so long! Also I NEVER keep any big fish and rarely even keep a small one! lol! Whats the best place to buy some eels and maybe even some fresh shad! Ive bought shad at fin and skin before but they dont always have them. Anyone know a reliable source for some big fresh gizzards and big eels?? I do cast net for my own shad but sometimes you can come up empty down there and I want to make sure I have good bait!! Driving down 2 hours from Staunton so I dont want to waste a trip and have no bait!! LOL!! Any ideas would be great! Thanks!!!