Some fishing photos from today (3/29)

ButchA

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Mar 27, 2020
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Richmond, VA
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Butch Ammon
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Cayman 124F kayak
Amidst all the COVID-19 or Coronavirus stuff, I just HAD to get out of the house, or I'll go stir crazy!! I got out my Cayman 124F fishing kayak, drove down to the James River here in Richmond, VA and went fishing for a few hours.

No luck though, as that particular section of the James was navigable (west end of Richmond, VA up above the Bosher Dam.... 15' deep... 12' deep, etc...) for a few miles before the shoals and rockpiles start poking up. Man, power boaters were roaring all over the place and ticked me off a little. >:(

Camo knee waders, an old Shakespeare rod & Garcia reel, while hoping for peace and quiet!

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Pfffftttt… I spoke too soon, as this massive power boat just launched. Man what a wake it left behind! :oops:

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ButchA

Newbie
Mar 27, 2020
19
26
59
Richmond, VA
Name
Butch Ammon
Boat
Cayman 124F kayak
Naaaa... The James River here in Richmond, VA is sort of like the Susquehanna up in Pennsylvania. There are parts of it that are 2' deep, 3' deep for miles and miles. Other sections suddenly drop down in depth to 8', 10', 15' and you can actually launch of boat on (for a brief section). It travels on through, dividing the downtown city of Richmond in half, and then right after Mayo Island, Brown's Island, etc... they dredged it out, or according to legendary rumors from 100 years ago, they blew it up with dynamite, and continued on down river, dredging and dredging, until they made the James River 30' deep or more all the way out to Jamestown Island, the Chesapeake Bay, etc... so cargo vessels could safely navigate their way up to the city of Richmond at Shiplock Dock.

Check out this map that I made of the western suburbs of Richmond, based off charts and various depth markings from chatting with fishermen...

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