I live right outside of Richmond. Last year was my first year bowfishing, but we fished the James and the Mattaponi. Never got into the numbers that some other places get, but we still had a blast. Last year, we fished out of a boat that a friend of mine 'loaned' me. It was a beat up 16ft Carolina Skiff. After a few day time trips, I built a deck out of plywood and 2x4's, mounted 6 500w Halos on it and bought a champion genny from tractor supply. The rig looked about as bad as it sounds. Never stopped at a single gas station that didn't cost 15 extra minutes talking to everyone that drove through about 'what do ya do with a boat like that?' This year, my buddy bought a boat that we are in the process of trying to rig up. It is a 2072 that will have a raised platform with 400w hps under it. I can't wait for it to warm up!