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James River - Tidal - Regulations

Largemouth Bass

  • 5 per day
  • No length limit

Striped Bass, Shad and Herring

  • All seasons and limits set by the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC)
  • Contact information:VMRC in Newport News at 1-800-541-4646

Catfish

(Blue)

  • No creel limit for Blue Catfish less than 32 inches
  • Only 1 Blue Catfish larger than 32 inches per person per day

Anadromouse Species

  • All seasons and limits set by the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC)
  • Contact information:VMRC in Newport News at 1-800-541-4646

Other Species