Flathead Catfish Fishing Trip
Flathead catfish thrive in the flatwaters of the James River, in Richmond, Virginia. Fishing in this stretch of river is also very good for sunfish, smallmouth bass, channel cats and blue catfish. Other species such as longnose gar and largemouth bass are always a possibility.
Your guide will lead your fishing experience from a 12-foot raft. The raft offers great stability on the flatwaters and is comfortable for up to three anglers.
Start the day off fishing for sunfish and smallmouth bass while your guide leads you on a slow float through riffles, pools and islands. When you arrive at the catfish holes, your guide will switch out your fishing gear so you can do battle with catfish in the 10-30 pound range. So far, the James River Fishing School record flathead in this area is 34 pounds. That is a big fish in less than ten feet of water!
Enjoy this incredible half day fishing experience. The raft is limited to three anglers. Departure time is 7AM. Morning trips are highly recommended as you are off the water before the afternoon heat. You'll meet your guide at Huguenot Flatwater in the James River Park System. Click on the following link for directions: Huguenot Flatwater
Come and enjoy the scenery, wildlife and excellent fishing. You will love our guides!
Half-Day, 5-hour trip. One or two people, $325. Three people, $350.
All tackle, gear and bottled water provided.
Top, left photo: Stuart is proudly displaying a nice catch. He's holding about a 20 pound flathead cat. Note the gloves (and smile). Wearing gloves when handling these fish in the mouth is a good idea, as their thousands of little teeth can tear up your skin. Guide Andrew, in the background, didn't take the photo, but he did a fine job leading Stuart to many fish like this one ... and he made sure Stuart wore gloves!