Kinda late on the report, but I took my boat to the mighty James Monday for a last minute trip. I hadn't fished in nearly a month, so it was time to go. I only fished around 5 hours, but it was a great day to fish. Bait was really easy in Deep Bottom, 10 minute set of the gill net and I had enough bait for the day. Decided to hit some holes around the 295 bridge. I wanted to set up on a wing dam on the south bank but before I could I noticed there were alot of blue herons and a ton of seagulls working the north bank, which incidentaly was the bank that the sun was shining on. So I went over there and set up. 2 minutes after getting my bait in the water, my rod goes down nice, and what do you know, my first ever flathead! 7.5 lbs! lol I've been wanting to catch one for a while, but didn't think it would be on the tidal James in mid-winter. I can now check that off my list. Started pulling alot of dinks so I moved upriver some on the same bank and found a nice hump/boulder sitting on the bottom of 20 ft of water with a big arch sitting behind it, and a ton of fish on the channel edge adjacent to it in 30 ft of water. The rod I threw to the boulder brought in a 32.5 lb - 40" blue. It was a great fight and it was nice to feel some solid tuggage again! As soon as I netted him, another pole slammed down. This fish went 18. Now the 32 was still in the net so I had to hand grab the 18 in the mouth. I've done this before without any problems, but this fish was still kicking hard and tore the hell out of my hand and made me bleed a bit. I noticed the 32 had a bass lure hanging halfway out of his "business end". The lure apparently managed to make it's way through the fish's digestive tract but got hung up on the home stretch. I managed to get the lure out. I laugh because somewhere there is a bass fisherman telling a grand story to his friends and family about the likely world record bass that broke off his line on the James!:smile2: I moved to one other spot and boated a 20 and 10, then called it quits for the day. 11 fish total and biggest at 32. It was just myself out there for the longest time, and only saw 3 other boats all day. That 32 tasted really good, it had a nice flakely meat. Just kidding ya'll, CPR! Definitely got the bug again, so I'm gonna try to get back out there Sunday and maybe Monday.