View Full Version : Dredging on James River - Marker 36
11-26-2007, 01:58 PM
Anyone know why the dredgining up near Marker 36 on the James. They are not in the channel but they seem to be stirring up the fishing in the area. Anyone know what they are doing and why?
11-26-2007, 05:34 PM
It may be a friend that's trying to dredge up oysters in the deep water, not sure because I havent talked to him lately. He has grounds that are to deep for the normal tong's and trying to find a way to harvest them to replant them.
11-27-2007, 07:31 PM
There are oyster beds that are being worked presently on the east side of the marker that take you from 30 ft to 8 ft. My friends have fished there for years with good success for rockfish this time of year. The water being churned up is having a bad effect on the catch out there now. I tried twice this year with my 4 year old twins trying to catch their first rockfish and have had no success. Chartruse stretch 25s are the way to go though.
11-28-2007, 08:20 AM
The dredge is taking oyster shells and fossil shells to make oyster beds .This is the fourth time they have done this in 5 or 6 years. :nono: :nono: :nono: