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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.


  • Capt Jarvis is a fantastic and hard working guide who goes over the top to give his clients a fantastic fishing trip
    ~ Mark
  • Capt Chuck is a class guy who does his utmost to put fish in the boat and provide a safe and enjoyable experience. We boated 2 citation catfish on a less than ideal weather day for fishing. Capt Chuck never stopped working for us and is the kind of person you want to spend a day on the water with. Can’t say enough about his professionalism and customer service. Would highly recommend and will fish with him again for sure.
    ~ Dave
  • 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
  • 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
  • We had an amazing trip of a lifetime. We have all been longtime fisherman and caught lots of fish under 10 lbs, but in one day with captain Chuck we all smashed our records wide open. Multiple citation fish were caught and we went home happy, slimy, and with memories that will not soon be forgotten. First class charter and experience!!! Thank you for an amazing day!!! I’m now hooked and will be returning!
    ~ Zak
  • Captain Chuck was a class act that resulted in boating multiple fish of my lifetime. Captain Chuck worked very hard to put TWO, fifty five pound blue cats in my hands. Chuck worked hard, was very polite, and made sure we had the trip of a lifetime. He maintained excellent equipment and paid attention to the details. If anyone is looking for the blue cat hotspot of the United States, you want the best guide in that area. Chuck is that person!
    ~ Ronzel
  • Went fishing 12/28. Best guide on the river. I would not use anyone else. He was so hard working. We were catching fish when no one else was. His knowledge of the river and fishing is unmatched.
    ~ Arnold
  • Chuck consistently delivers the goods - and by goods I mean absolute monster Catfish! If you every have the desire to get slimed by one of these amazing, beautiful, huge fish - Chuck is the man!
    ~ Candy
  • If you are looking for a top quality guide for fishing the James River. I would recommend Chuck without reservation. In my opinion, he's simply the best!
    ~ Richard
  • Great guide, big fish.
    ~ Ryan

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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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