: James River: James at Scottsville: Local Guide L.E. Rhodes, (434) 286-3366, (434) 996-5506, www.hatchmatcherguideservice.com The James is running 1210 CFS with a water temperature of 53 mid day. Smallmouth fishing has slowed but the musky are starting to turn on. Keep a eye on the weather and hit the river during a warming spell. Go with crayfish patterns along with tube flies. Conventional anglers throwing Pig/Jigs should connect with a quality smallmouth. Go BIG for muskie! Articulated bait fish patterns should do it for fly anglers. Jointed jerk baits are the choice for conventional anglers.