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Captain Chuck Jarvis:  (804) 704-1819  |  (804) 922-7612
  • 11/30/2019
  • 11/29/2019
  • 11/24/2019
  • 11/23/2019      92 lbs
  • 11/23/2019      82 lbs
  • 11/19/2019
  • 11/19/2019
  • 11/14/2019      53 lbs
  • 11/13/2019      51 lbs
  • 11/13/2019
  • 11/11/2019      58 lbs
  • 11/10/2019      63 lbs
  • 11/05/2019      66 lbs
  • 11/05/2019      72 lbs
  • 11/04/2019      45 lbs
  • 11/04/2019      74 lbs
  • 11/01/2019
  • 11/03/2019      40 lbs

Welcome to
Fish Unlimited
Guide Service

Fish Unlimited Guide Service, LLC is a Catfishing Charter Service known for catching Trophy Blue Cats on the James River, based out of Richmond, Virginia, and also available for surrounding areas Chesterfield, Chester, Hopewell, and Henrico County.

Captain Chuck would like to share his passion for fishing with you! Providing you with the exciting opportunity of a lifetime to catch Citation Blue Catfish on the Historic James River.

You will find the catfishing charter service provided by Fish Unlimited Guide Service, LLC to be professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Recent James River Catfishing Trip Photos!

Enjoy this mix of our recent catches.
Please visit our gallery and view all of our exciting images.

Fish Unlimited Guide Service News

Blue Catfish

One of the largest species of catfish is the blue catfish. The blue catfish can reach lengths of 65 inches and weigh up to 150 pounds. The current state record is 143 pounds.

The blue catfish will eat any type of fish that it can catch but favorites include shad and herring.

Reeling in a monster blue cat is a thrill like no other and fun for the whole family!

Captain Chuck won ODCC Angler of the Year 2018!!

"Congratulations to Chuck Jarvis of Fish Unlimited Guide Service for winning the first ever ODCC Angler of the Year. Chuck is a great guy and an awesome fisherman. He is well deserving of this honor."

2017-2018 ODCC Angler of the Year Final Standings:

1.Chuck Jarvis 484.06
2.Leo Smiley 469.04
2.Ryan Smiley 469.04
3.Jason Pope 430.93
4.Doug Holloway 425.76
5.Fred Draine 389.25
5.DJ Ratcliffe 389.25
6.George Dehner 385.2
7.James Williams 304.11
8.Bruce Conner 300.45
9.George Isley 280.77
9.Claude Finlen 280.77
10.Thomas Ritchie 268.58

Day or Night - Year Round Trips

Day Trip - September through May
Night Trip - June through September
Full Time Guide
7 Days A Week

Hank Williams - "A Country Boy Can Survive"

The James River

The beautiful James River stretches 348 miles from the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. It has been used as a major waterway for centuries and was once known as the Powatan River. The James River is home to the blue catfish and the Atlantic sturgeon as well as the largemouth bass, white perch, and striper. There are also many recreational adventures to enjoy such as canoeing, water skiing, hiking, and many more. Let Fish Unlimited Guide Service, LLC share the excitement of fishing and the beauty of the James River with you today!

Thundermist Fishing Tips

Fish Unlimited Guide Service was featured on Thundermist Fishing Tips with Ivo Coia.

Testimonials

  • Captain Chuck put us on the fish ! Give him a call to really enjoy the experience
    ~ James
  • This is a old friend of mine so if UR looking to get out on the water and get the fight u always wanted with one of James rivers big boys give him a call.. It's worth every penny to just enjoy the fight a 75 pound blue cat can give you.
    ~ Nicholas
  • Captain Chuck is a great guide. He knows how and where to fish the river. He worked hard for us to the last minute, never gave up, never got discouraged. The results prove it we caught 6 huge cats, 2 were 50 lbs! There is a lot of luck in fishing, but Captain Chuck seemed to know every hole, he knew the current, he knew where and how to place the boat and bait to cover every possibility. He maximized every single chance we had for a fish and it worked great!
    ~ Oak
  • Me and my son just got home we fished on the coldest day this year and caught more fish than I ever seen in my life best father and son fishing trip ever thanks for a trip of a lifetime our biggest fish was 85 lbs and our smallest one was 27 wow
    ~ Greg
  • Great guide, big fish.
    ~ Ryan
  • Captain Chuck put us on fish in very poor condition. Caught some nice fish he never stopped or gave up worked very hard to put us on fish on a day I thought we would have no luck at all. Thanks Chuck awesome job. Also I am an amputee he was so helpful in helping around the boat could not ask for a better guy!
    ~ Jeff
  • My wife and I spent the day with captain chuck and even though it was cloudy and misty most of the day. The bite was slow but chuck put us on 8 fish total Three being citation fish. My wife's third time fishing and caught a 33 pound monster. THANKS CHUCK FOR GREAT DAY. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!
    ~ Landon
  • If I ever get an opportunity to visit the Richmond, VA. area again, my first priority is to book a day with Capt. Chuck!! He is a very hard working guide that will do whatever it takes to make sure you get to bend a rod on a big ol' blue!! Class act!
    ~ Todd
  • Captain Chuck thanks for an awesome fishing trip today. Had a blast hitting those shad. This was my first shad trip and it won't be my last. If ya want someone who keeps you on the fish and fun to fish with Captain Chuck is the man. Cya next year!
    ~ Darius
  • Chuck did everything he could to get us some fish. We had a blast even when the bites were slow. Will definitely be going back! We LOVED it.
    ~ Toni

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Our Valued Partners

Check out Bottom Dweller's Tackle for a great selection of cat fishing gear!!
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