James River bank fishing

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by A.Williams, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. A.Williams

    A.Williams New Member

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    Where is there some good spots to bank fish the james at for eater size cats.
     
  2. crricha13

    crricha13 New Member

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    best thing is to just walk the bank one day until u find some spot that looked like theyve been fished some, or structures, u really need a boat to find places
     

  3. ST Lunker

    ST Lunker New Member

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    When I go out on my boat out of Dutch Gap and go right, I pass a dock that is constantly being fished by catfisherman. It is in some sort of park or something. I would try to find that park and see how many areas have clear fishing from the shore and give it a try. There are monster blue cats around that area by boat. You might have the same luck on shore.
     
  4. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Stephen, that would, I think, be Henricus Park, and the entrance is just a short distance before you get to Dutch Gap, on the same road. I also saw folks fishing from the bank right at the landing, and downstream a little. That access may depend on river levels, though.
     
  5. Rapp-Catter-06

    Rapp-Catter-06 New Member

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    I have seen a lot of people fishing from osbourne landing.
     
  6. KWSMITH

    KWSMITH New Member

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    Can someone tell me where Dutch gap is???:big_smile:
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Ken, it is a little northeast of Chester, about 1-1/2 miles west of the I-295 bridge over the James, and about 1-1/2 miles below Osbourne Landing (N37 22.914 W77 22.606). There is a power plant located just above the landing.
     
  8. DirtyHowi

    DirtyHowi New Member

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    awwwwwwwww crud...stupid PC.

    I95 exit 61A (hopewell), turn left at light at top of hill, I295 exit 15A(chester) bout 4 (it's 5 miles from my house to 95) miles, turn right at racetrac or left at racetrac depending on which freeway your gettin off of.

    There's a hardees on the opposite corner where they have the classic car gathering every saturday, cept when it rains.
     
  9. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    In surry and isle of wight county you can fish at hog island WMA and ragged island WMA. they both support BIG cats.
     
  10. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Here's a pic. Hope it helps. Osborne Landing is also shown, and there is a lot of room there for bank fishing.