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Checked out JRB at noon and it seemed too crowded. I drove to Seagull hoping for an early trout or flounder. I was skunked, along with everyone else on the pier. I saw nothing for 3 hours. I figured I would go up to Kepoteage(sp.?), thinking the warmer water would produce. I grandslammed a ray and a blowtoad. It was a sad site, Ray all tangled up, toad huffing and puffing(came in like a whirlygig :rolleyes: ). Headed back to Richmond, and stopped off at Jrb to catch a fat croaker. It was too late to catch a few, so I let him go. Anyway, I will stick to Jrb+the york till things warm up. I have to say the JRB is the NASTIEST pier I have ever been on. There was enough to fill a small trashcan every 8 feet! They must clean the thing with a snowshovel. Ironicly, someone threw a couple pounds of squid in the can. Anyway, I made sure my trash went in the can, and extra bait went in to the water. Altogether it was still well worth it, seeing a sunset on the eastern shore is equal to catching croaker on the Jrb and needing earplugs! :(

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The old route 17 bridge in newport news was made into a pier. It's on the 'hotspots' section. You can catch a dozen large croaker in a couple of hours. It's a good idea to go on a weekday (or evening), since it's so crowded (and trashed) on the weekends. 6.50$ till 11:00 PM. adults. Bait+snacks sold. take 17 south through newport news. after the 'downtown' sign on the last hill, right before you think you are going across the bridge, there is a sign for Huntington Park. There is a moderatly priced resteraunt which runs the pier. The park also has a public boat ramp and showers during the day.
 
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isnt this the pier that the other bridge is so close to it that you could almmost spit and hit it if so this pier is pretty productive once the fish start to run tried this last year always caught good numbers of croaker and spot real clicker
 
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Real Clicker

Got a news flash for ya! There's no "you can almost hit it." I hit the new bridge many times casting. :eek: Of course that was before someone told me anglers weren't suppose to cast from that side of the pier. :rolleyes:

You are right about James River Pier. When it's good, it's good. You hit it dead on. Well anyway.....Kepone fishing. :eek: ;)
 
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THE WAY I UNDERSTAND IT THAT ACTUALLY THE PIER ALL THE THE WAY TO THE FALL LINE IN RICHMOND HAS AN EAT FISH ADVISOR I GUESS IMM GONN HAVE TO KEEP ON GLOWING IN THE DARK AFTER I CUT MY LIGHTS OFF ;) REAL CLIKER
 

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the fish advisory stated that it is a 40 mile warning in affect on the tidal james river starting in richmond. sooo i figure tha to be about the nautical equal to (I95 bridge of rich. till about 15 to 20 miles up river of claremont/ jamestown), anyway anything downriver from that "might" be OK, i wouldnt worry too much thuogh....
 

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I think your fine on migratory stuff like croaker,striper,shad etc. I feel better eating a croaker that has just got to the 17 bridge than a 15 year old catfish from around Hopewell :p :confused: :( :eek: :eek:
 
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Catfish hug the bottom. That's where the problem areas are mostly. Suppose to be ok unless the bottom gets stirred up. Kinda like laying top soil over bad dirt. Let's hope there has been a thick enough layering of sludge built up over the years. :rolleyes:
 
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Hey fishwagon

What's up with all those faces on the end of your post?

Tongue hanging out
Confusion
Sadness
Eyes bulging out of their sockets
Embarrassment

Are you sure you haven't eaten at least one of those 15 year old "well marinated" Hopewell catfish? ;)
 

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That was the idea. I thought the embarrassed guy looked about right. The five stages of James River catfish digestion. I thought he looked sick.
 
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