Kdrennon7 and myself went out on the James Monday afternoon to try to catch some bigguns. We set the net twice and had 8 nice big cutters so we went fishin. Tide was outgoing and it was a beautiful day with very little wind. We marked some nice fish around Deep Bottom by some structure on the bottom so we anchored up and cast our lines. Within 5 minutes we had our first fish (18 lb blue) in the boat and no sooner did we release that one we had our second fish on the line, a nice fat 28 lb blue. A few minutes later we boated a 12 lber and then nothing for about 20 minutes so we moved on. We fished a couple more spots on the out going tide but did not catch anything over 10 lbs. Once the tide turned we move to our favorite spot. Water was 8-14 ft deep,incoming tide and about 68 degrees. We caught a few nice 10-20 lbers before the sun started to go down but once the sun went behind the trees it was on. I had a rod go down so I grabbed it and started fighting the fish, once I got the fish close to the boat my buddy was headed to get the net when another rod went down. He told me that I was on my own cause he had a nice one also. I grabbed the net and landed the fish which was tangled up in another line. I finally get the hook out of the fish and out of the net and head to land his fish. With his fish in the net and another line tangled up in it also yet another rod goes down. At this point we are laughing like little school girls cause that is the first time in a long time that weve constant action like that. With two fish flopping in the bottom of the boat and another on the end of the line, Kenny releases those two fish and then we get the third fish in the boat. By this time the sun was down, we had no nav lights on the boat yet and still had tangled line that took a good 20 minutes to get straighted out. With all the lines back in the water and the nav lights put on the boat, oh and by the way we are still laughin about the choas that had taken place. Another line goes down, as Kenny was getting that fish close to the boat I reached for my headlamp which is only one color, bright white. I shine the light down on the water and the fish heads south as Kenny is telling me not to shine that light down there (as I have this big grin on my face) I shine the light back down in the water and watch the rod bent over double once again with the fish headed south once again. I figured that I had messed with him enough so I turned the light off and got the fish in the net. We continued to fish until about 7:30 with a few more fish and decided we had had too much fun already so we packed it up and went to the house. Total for the trip was 5- confirmed 32-38 lbers, at least 10- 20-30 lbers and numerous 2-20 lbers (which included 3 flatheads). All in all a great day on the water, no big ones (50 and up) were caught but we definitely had our fill of excitement. PS We did get a few pics which I will post once they are downloaded from the camera.