Capt. Archie has been fishing the James River stictly for blue catfish since 1991. He is a self taught catfisherman learning and perfecting the movements and patterns of the trophy blue cat, so he knows where to be and when to be there. Without a doubt he has put in the time and dedication needed to be a blue cat expert including being a former VA state record holder. When it comes to his accomplishments on the James River he is second to none. Capt. Archie also is a proud yearly supporter of our VA Wounded Warriors fishing events as a way to give back to our service men and women.
He is Coast Guard licensed, insured and certified in first aid and cpr so be sure to let him know of any medical conditions before your trip.
Here are a few of the 66 cats over 70 pounds Capt. Archie has caught. 14 of them over 80 pounds!
Most Proud Accomplishments
Featured in 1997 article of North
American Fishing Club - Catfishing Strategies
Two time VA Dept. Game & Inland
Fisheries Blue Catfish Angler of the Year
Virginia State Record Blue Catfish 95 lbs 11 oz. -
7-15-06 to 5-20-09
Virgina Catfish Association 2007 Big Fish of the Year
James River Catfishing Club 2006, 2007, 2009 Big Fish of
Multiple Tournament Wins and well over 10,000 Citations Caught
Captain Archie is proud to have been on television fishing with Jeff and Nicole Bryant of Chasin Creation (video here on the website)
Archie was the first to bring a 70+ pound Blue Cat to a Tournament Scale and currently holds the heaviest 80+ at 88 pounds in a tournament, his Va. State Record of 95 lbs. 11 0z. was caught in a Tournament as well
2006 Country Cats Classic Championship Winner
2009 JRCC Tournament Record Weight
Virginia Catfish Association 2007 Big Fish of the Year