James River Report 7 Aug 09

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by bluecat69, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

    Messages:
    293
    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    Went out on the James yesterday and had a good day.
    Caught some nice cutters (shad) and fished one of my favorite spots which has not produced lately but the spawn is off and the fish are biting again.
    My first fish was 58 lb blue on a small piece of shad in open water. As soon as I landed that fish another rod went down. I grabbed the rod from the rod holder and I be darned if he didn't pull that rod out of my hand :crazy: (must not of had a good grip on it). I got the rod back :big_smile: but the fish was gone.
    I caught a few small cats then another rod went down hard. I reeled in a 38 lb blue off of cut eel.
    I did have a live eel on a bobber that went down hard and when I reeled it in it was a 14" channel cat with a 12" live eel dangling out of the side of his mouth.
    I continued to fish and caught several more from a couple of pounds to up in the twenties but no more monsters.
    All in all, a much better day than I have had since the spawn started up. (Of course anyday fishing is better than the best day at work.)
    Get out there and CPR you some big ones.
    Mike
     
  2. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,552
    State:
    Alabama
    Great Report, I gotta hurry up and get a boat so I can start havin days like that
     

  3. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

    Messages:
    1,852
    State:
    Lynchburg, VA
    Great job Michael on the two citations!
     
  4. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

    Messages:
    824
    State:
    Virginia
    Great report Michael congrats on the 2 citations.
     
  5. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

    Messages:
    2,224
    State:
    S.E Ohio
    Thanks for the report Michael. Sure had a pretty good fishing trip there. Congrats on the catch.
     
  6. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

    Messages:
    325
    State:
    Virginia
    Wooooohoooooo sounds like you had a great time:big_smile:
     
  7. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

    Messages:
    293
    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    Thought I would load the pics of the fish I caught. The quality of the pics aren't the best (took them with my cell phone). I was fishing alone but did the best I could.
    Its crazy that I caught that small channel cat on that eel which was only a couple inches smaller than he was.
    The blues were beat up from the spawn and skinny.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

    Messages:
    293
    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    More pics.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. MUSKAT

    MUSKAT New Member

    Messages:
    12
    State:
    VIRGINIA
    Nice catch!! Was wondering if you were above or below Jordan point?
     
  10. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

    Messages:
    293
    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    I caught these fish in the Dutch Gap area.
     
  11. MUSKAT

    MUSKAT New Member

    Messages:
    12
    State:
    VIRGINIA
    THANKS FOR THE INFO.