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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

  • Had a great time and caught some big fish:-) and I was on my honeymoon with my husband so much fun
    ~ Amy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Captain Chuck did a good job for us. I asked him to fish hard for us and he delivered . We played the patience game not giving up when the bite was slow in the summer. We caught three very nice blue catfish that where a blast to reel in ..the fight these blue cats put up is unreal. If Captain chuck can do this when the bite is slow..then I can only imagine how it would be when the bite is good. Thanks for a fine fishing trip Captain chuck.
    ~ Jason
  • We had a great day of fishing with Captain Chuck! 4 citations the biggest being 44lbs. Hes a great Captain and a great fisherman. We will be going back
    ~ Butch
  • If you are looking for a GREAT GUIDE you can stop looking, CAPTAIN CHUCK is the BEST GUIDE on the James !!!. We fished 4-11-14 and 4-12-14, the bite was very slow, wind very high, but that never stopped Chuck, he busted his butt looking for citation fish for us, while other guides were coming up empty we were pulling out Blues, even after getting a citation fish in the boat he continued to work for us, (getting multiple hook-ups on really big fish), trying everything he new to get another one in the boat. I have used multiple Guide services in several states and Chuck is the hardest working Guide out there. If you don't catch the Blues its because there not biting, Period. P.S. If you catch a 100#er with green line in his mouth, "it's CHUCK's fault" hahahh! P.S.S. Again Many Thanks to Chuck AND his girlfriend for being so patient and allowing us to stretch our time, just a little :-)
    ~ Ken
  • Captain Chuck was awesome, he put us on some hogs! We will be back!
    ~ Andrew
  • Captain chuck worked his A** off to get us fish this man just would not give up great guy amazing time highly recommend.
    ~ Nick
  • Awesome guide works very hard to get u into the fish...highly recommend Fish Unlimited Guide Service!! Will be booking again! Thanks again Chuck!
    ~ Greg
  • Had a blast, Chuck is a awesome guide and a great person, put us on some bigons for sure thanks again Captain Chuck
    ~ Jonathan

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Our Valued Partners

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