Pontoon Boat Fishing Istruction is ideal for three anglers but can accommodate up to six anglers. This is a perfect way to learn how to fish the tidal waters of the James River for blue catfish. Depending on the season, white perch and hickory shad could also be added to the learning curve. Begin the trip with the basics as you quickly move towards fish catching mode. By the end of the day, you'll be able to come back and catch them on your own.