James River 11/25/06

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by hookman571, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. hookman571

    hookman571 New Member

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    We caught 4. Two bigger were 21.8 and 39.5.
    Great Day. 67 degrees and no wind. Here's pictures.
     
  2. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    Nice fish man. I have been wanting to drive out there for a while now.
     

  3. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    good report and nice pics. thanks!
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Those are some nice cats.
     
  5. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    Nice fish Hookman! Got any more details for us? What bait, how deep, current speed, how far apart were the fish caught (time wise), etc. I just like to see what's working for other on their rivers and compare notes. Thanks.
     
  6. hookman571

    hookman571 New Member

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    Fish were all caught in 30+ feet. Water Temp was 49. Air Temp was 67.
    The James is Tidal so there is a flow all day in opposite directions except for the 1/2 hour between. Boat was anchored. 40 lb test line. 7 foot rods. Level wind reels rated at 40 lb. 80 lb leader. #8 Gamagatsu Octopus circle hooks. Fresh Shad, chunked. Slip Sinker rig but had the reels locked up. Don't touch them until they bend over double. Wait 20 to 30 minutes then reel up and move. We had 6 rods out off the back end of a pontoon boat. Great fishing platform for the James River. Hope this helps.

    Hookman
     
  7. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Good fishin'!!!Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. crome

    crome New Member

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    nice fish!..looks like you had a good time.
     
  9. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    nice catch and thanks for the follw-up
     
  10. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    Ditto on the follow-up! You left nothing to question, thanks again for the report.
     
  11. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Good job nice to see some biggies being landed in different places.