Beautiful day on the water but not many fish. Looked and looked for bait with no luck. Last week Gizzards were all over the flats, not today. Caught some small finger size minnows in the cast net. Only caught two small 1 1/2 pounds cats. We cut one of the blue cats up but no big canibals wanted them. Even begged a carp off a Commercial Fisherman. Nice guy. He showed us his boat, how its set up, how he runs his traps. He had loads of small 3/4 to 2 pound cats. Uses cheese. soybean, and shrimp heads for bait. Looking at his catch, its pretty much small cats and two carp. I noticed about ten percent of the catch were small channel cats. That caught my eye becauce I have never caught one in the Tidal James. The Fisherman told me he thinks the big bluecats eat them. Seems right to me. River was 54 degrees,dirty, and an outgoing tide you wouldn't believe. Loads of logs were floating by. Be careful! We fished from 9:30 AM until 12:30. Launched from Deep Bottom. Hit spots all the way to Hopewell. Not very many people fishing today. The lady at Jordon Point said Everyone tore em up yesterday, cats and stripers. We caught quality fish nonstop last week. Wasn't our day for fish but still beautiful fall daywith good company.