Striper Regulations?

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by freshbaitrules, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. freshbaitrules

    freshbaitrules New Member

    What is the law on keeping stripers in the James river.

    My knowlege is that you cant keep any of them.

    I just got off the game dept. and marine res. com. websites and I'm not going to take the BAR exam.

    Some plain english for a dummy like me would be nice.

    Just curious.
  2. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

    Va Trophy season May 1-15 one fish over 32 inches and I think there is some sort of reporting requirement
    May 16-June 15 two fish over 18 inches and less than 28 inches. You can forget catching a big one in the James in Richmond during the spring season. They have spawned out by then and the Bay boys are catching them. You do have a shot at schoolie males dink fish after the 15th of May. I used to catch them on live white perch fished around the Rock above ancarrow ramp at dawn.