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I've got this one spot along the Appomattox River where I have caught an incredible amount of different species of fish. They are: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Redbreast Sunfish, Walleye, White Perch, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, and Yellow Perch. That's an incredible 10 species at just one spot! Further downstream I have also caught Fallfish, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluehead Chub. Total of 13 species in the vicinity of Amelia, VA and Petersburg, VA. I'm fairly certain there are Stripers, Bowfin, and Gar available also.

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Comment by Ben Seay on May 28, 2018 at 12:31pm
Hey N - the 2 best bank fishing spots I have found are at the Route 602 (Bevels Bridge Rd) bridge near Amelia and at Appomattox Riverside Park in Petersburg. I had to walk a good mile or more upstream to get to the good spot in Petersburg. It’s a walking trail there.
Comment by N on May 22, 2018 at 10:39pm

Whereabouts do you go?  My mom lives in that area, and I'd love to have a decent place to fish when I go visit once or twice a year.

Comment by Slip Sinker on July 7, 2017 at 9:41pm

excellent! sounds like you are blessed Ben!

Comment by John Sheehan on July 7, 2017 at 7:34am

That's fantastic Ben ! Love a multi species fishing experience. I am lacking catching a White Catfish , Spotted Bass Gar and Striper but have caught a Bowfin , many Black Crappie , Brown , Rainbow and Brook Trout, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed ,Yellow and Brown Bullhead Golden Shiners, Fathead Minnows in addition to those others you mentioned .I can't report that they all came from the same body of water like your great Appomattox river spot ,but these were caught within less than a half hours drive or walk from where I live .

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