James River Fishing

James River is a nationally recognized largemouth bass fishing destination. Bass Masters Classics was held here, as was the FLW Tour Championship (2003). The river is recognized as a top blue catfish fishing destination, but there are other popular fish here, including channel catfish, flathead catfish, striped bass, crappie, and sunfish. The best spots to fish along the river are in its tidal tributaries and the mainstream area by Turkey Island and Jones Neck. This premier fishing spot is too good to pass up!

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James River boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to James River.

Hazelwoods Pier Boat Ramp
9335-9339 Eclipse Dr Suffolk, VA
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Newport News Seafood Industrial Park Boat Ramp
1-265 Jefferson Ave Newport News, VA
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Newport News James River Boat Ramp
Newport News, VA
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James River Marina Boat Ramp
665 Deep Creek Rd Newport News, VA 757-930-1909
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James River Marina Boat Ramp
629-675 Deep Creek Rd Newport News, VA
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Lawnes Creek Boat Ramp
804.367.1000
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Kingsmill Marina Boat Ramp
Kingsmill Rd Williamsburg, VA 8008325665
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Jamestown Yacht Basin Boat Ramp
2000-2048 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg, VA 7572298309
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Grays Creek Marina Boat Ramp
633 Marina Dr Surry, VA 757-294-0015
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