Freshwater striper fisherman headed to Richmond

Aaron871

Four Pointer
I’m a novice/ new mountain reservoir striper fisherman (about two years now).

I’m headed to Richmond Virginia on a temporary assignment for roughly 6 months, is it worth taking the skiff (17’-6”) and trying to find striper this fall?

How far up the rivers do they go? Or do I need a boat big enough to get out in the bay?

Is Lake Anna a better option?

Or- is it not worth the trouble considering the current state of the fishery?
 

Stilhuntin

Button Buck
I’m a novice/ new mountain reservoir striper fisherman (about two years now).

I’m headed to Richmond Virginia on a temporary assignment for roughly 6 months, is it worth taking the skiff (17’-6”) and trying to find striper this fall?

How far up the rivers do they go? Or do I need a boat big enough to get out in the bay?

Is Lake Anna a better option?

Or- is it not worth the trouble considering the current state of the fishery?
Stripers come up the James river to Richmond (Rockfish in VA). Your skiff will be fine and there are many rivers that you can fish without going to the bay. The bay has some awesome fishing. Go to Greentop for all your fishing and hunting needs. They put Cabelas and Bass pro to shame.
 

timber

Twelve Pointer
I’m a novice/ new mountain reservoir striper fisherman (about two years now).

I’m headed to Richmond Virginia on a temporary assignment for roughly 6 months, is it worth taking the skiff (17’-6”) and trying to find striper this fall?

How far up the rivers do they go? Or do I need a boat big enough to get out in the bay?

Is Lake Anna a better option?

Or- is it not worth the trouble considering the current state of the fishery?





I would stick with the James river. It has a good variety of fishing depending on time of year. They catch some big catfish in the James also. One those 40 or 50lb catfish might change your mind on the stripers some
 
I’m a novice/ new mountain reservoir striper fisherman (about two years now).

I’m headed to Richmond Virginia on a temporary assignment for roughly 6 months, is it worth taking the skiff (17’-6”) and trying to find striper this fall?

How far up the rivers do they go? Or do I need a boat big enough to get out in the bay?

Is Lake Anna a better option?

Or- is it not worth the trouble considering the current state of the fishery?
Your better off making a trip to lake Anna or head up to the Potomac. Now I haven’t made those trips, I have multiple coworkers up here that do.
 

Aaron871

Four Pointer
I would stick with the James river. It has a good variety of fishing depending on time of year. They catch some big catfish in the James also. One those 40 or 50lb catfish might change your mind on the stripers some

When is the fall striper run?

I understand ‘some’ are there there all year?
 

timber

Twelve Pointer
Dont know about right at Richmond but alot people catch them around October on thru the winter further down river. What fishing i have done in the James has been from the Surry nuclear plant east
 

Mack in N.C.

Old Mossy Horns
6 mos so you will be there in late Dec and January.....google it but there is a powerplant on the Potomac at hwy 301 . maryland Side. if that powerplant still discharges warmwater that is the place to go in the dead of winter. did it for many years back in the 90's. put in at ramp above bridge . go under bridge and outlet is right there. you just need to reposition every now and then as the tide changes.
 
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