View Full Version : Rappahannock River - Near Tappahannock VA

03-19-2012, 06:11 PM
Fished Friday night, Saturday morning and sunday midday between partying with friends and family and attending the 10th annual Tappahannock Oyster Roast.

Tarpet Species was Bluecatfish.

Bait used was cut gizzard shad on a 6/0 circle hook.

Total catch for the three day period was 36 bluecats, 2 strippers and 1 white perch. (We also lost a 6-7 lb bowfin at the boat)

The cats ranged from 1 lb to 10 lbs no hogs but still a good time and manage about 30 lbs of fresh bluecat fillets.

Until next weekend.


03-19-2012, 11:38 PM
sounds like a great day!!! WAY TO GO. I would love to land a bowfin. I've seen one face to face

03-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Nice work on the cats. Sounds like there was an excellent fish fry. Where did you get the gizzard shad?

03-22-2012, 04:23 PM
Asian market is ashburn VA. Yes they sold gizzard shad to EAT lol.. But at $.99 per lb i was ok buying a large bag full. Worked good.