Whats the word on the James pre-spawn?

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by bluebruiser-wmllpt, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. bluebruiser-wmllpt

    bluebruiser-wmllpt New Member

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    when is the spawn on in the James river(Lower).:confused:
     
  2. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    Generally by the end of May the bite shuts down. The spawn is over around July 4th. You can start catching them after dark then. I prefer fishing in the fall, winter, and spring during the day. Too many bugs out during those summer nights.
     

  3. madcatter

    madcatter New Member

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    The spawn on the James will usually run from May thru June. It really depends upon the year. We had a really mild winter so who knows. The spawn is a little sooner on lake Kerr. We had a tournament on the Chickahominy in the middle of May last year and it refreshed our memory as to why we stopped having tournaments in May/June. Nice weather / bad fishing.