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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.


  • Captain Chuck was awesome, he put us on some hogs! We will be back!
    ~ Andrew
  • Thank you for your hard work Chuck. We had a great time and great fish. We will be seeing you again for more 50lbs + cats
    ~ Keith
  • Great guide, very friendly, very knowledgeable. Had a wonderful time fishing with him.
    ~ Angie
  • My Son Chris Perry and I are not at all new to using a guide to fish for specific species. Chuck is an awesome guide...... and a great guy! He knows the James River .. where the fish might be hanging out and he gets them in the boat. We just had three amazing days on the water with Chuck and had a productive terrific time. We highly recommend Fish Unlimited Guide Service.... you can bet on us back with Chuck on the water soon enough.....
    ~ Charles
  • Captain Chuck is the man! Showed my father and I a great day of fishing that I will certainly never forget! Best experience I've had on a guided trip he went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you Chuck, we will certainly be seeing you again!
    ~ Don
  • Great guide, big fish.
    ~ Ryan
  • Chuck was by far the best fishing guide I have had. I’ve gone on many many different fishing trips and many different boats, but I have never had a guide that was so hard working and amazing. The fishing was absolutely unbelievable and I would do it again 1000%. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone. Thanks again for the best experience, Rob and Lynda.
    ~ Erin
  • Had a great time and caught some big fish:-) and I was on my honeymoon with my husband so much fun
    ~ Amy
  • Had a blast, Chuck is a awesome guide and a great person, put us on some bigons for sure thanks again Captain Chuck
    ~ Jonathan
  • Good guy, good fisherman. Consistently brings in monster fish.
    ~ Carolyn

Some of
Our Valued Partners

Check out Bottom Dweller's Tackle for a great selection of cat fishing gear!!
Visit Tomcat Rods for a fantastic selection of hand-built, big game fishing equipment!