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Charter Boats Virginia Beach Is A Must For Fishermen

Written on December 8th, 2010 by adminone shout

Charter Boats Virginia Beach Is A Must For Fishermen

Charter Boats Virginia BeachWhile visiting the Virginia Beach area and if you love the excitement of charter fishing or want to experience it, you are in for a treat if you have never had the pleasure of cruising on the Charter Boats Virginia Beach has to offer. Whether you are an experienced fisherman or just beginning, the excitement awaits in this fun charter boat activity for the whole family.

This area is a huge vacation destination and one reason this area is so popular especially for charter fishing is because Virginia Beach is near the Chesapeake Bay amidst the Atlantic Ocean. Naturally, the area is perfect for sports and big game fishing. If you want an opportunity to catch your dream prize fish then, this is definitely the place where it could happen!

With an abundance of Charter Boats Virginia Beach, finding one to get you to the best fishing areas will be a fairly simple task. However, it is always a good idea to plan ahead of your trip to insure one is available for the dates and times you want to go. When shopping around for Charter Boats Virginia Beach, take time to learn what the trip includes and what you will need to bring.

Check references and secure a safe charter boat with an experienced, licensed Captain. Always ask about the safety equipment on the boat and how to access it and use it in the event of an emergency. Safety equipment should include gps, life vests for your entire party, and life rafts for emergencies should be readily available.

The cost of hiring a charter boat in Virginia Beach varies depending how far out you want to go, the type of fish you wish to catch, and how long you want to fish for, typically half-day or full-day. You can comparison shop and make sure you ask what each fishing charter includes so you can compare apples to apples.

Charter Boats Virginia Beach have much to offer and depending on schedules can extend all day or half day trips or longer. Some charter boats require a minimum number in your fishing party and most require a deposit. If you want to experience fishing for tuna, rockfish, striped bass, trout, sharks, and marlin, then this is one trip you’ll want to make!

More tips to come on Charter Boats Virginia Beach!

Fishing Tips for Virginia Stripers

Written on December 30th, 2009 by adminno shouts

Captain Rich Schott

Virginia Beach Fishing Captain Rich Schott

Virginia Beach Charter Boat Fishing Captain Rich Schott provides some great fishing tips for Virginia Stripers in this video as he pulls in a nice striped bass.   Captain Rich has been fishing for over 36 years with the past 20 years on the eastern seaboard from Florida to New England. Since moving to Maryland in 1992, he has been fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Charter Boats Virginia Beach and Family Time

Written on December 26th, 2009 by adminno shouts

Charter Boats Virginia Beach And Great Family Time
If you are visiting the Virginia Beach area any time between May and December you might want to check out a charter boat fishing trip as part of your family time together. It’s great to take the family out for a good time on the open water. Quality time with the family can be found right here while casting off and heading out for adventure. There are several places that offer a charter and the Virginia Beach and Tidewater area are known for its plentiful fish and numerous fishing options.

You may go out into the Chesapeake Bay for a fun-filled day of fishing. You may also decide to head offshore and get in some Atlantic deep sea fishing. This is the reason why the Tidewater area is so popular when it comes to fishing. The multiple destinations and the limitless areas to catch fish create a fantastic event for anglers. Striper aka Rockfish, Sea bass,Trout, and Flounder are among some of the most popular fish choices.

When you are booking your charter boat in Virginia Beach, you will have to take a few small details into consideration. By taking the time to plan the trip in advance, then you offer yourself and your family the chance to get the most out of the experience. The charter boat fishing service wants to be sure that you and your crew are having the time of your life. Be sure to bring along certain amenities and refreshments for your fishing trip. Food and drink are normally your responsibility. Sticking with simple foods like sandwiches and snacks is highly recommended.

The time of year that you head out on the charter boat fishing in Virginia Beach will have an impact on where the best fishing is and what species of fish is the most likely catch of the day. The charter boat fishing service can often clue you into the details so that you will be well prepared and know what you’re fishing for. The captain, and usually a first mate, will be on hand to help you get the most out of your fishing experience, answer your questions, and help with gear if necessary. Some of the larger charter boats in Virginia Beach will have numerous deck hands available to help and make the charter fishing trip more enjoyable.

The Virginia Beach fishing charter that you choose may have fishing gear available or it might require that you bring your own. Double check to see what items you are required to bring so that you don’t end up showing up without any gear and ruining your fishing trip. Also remember that the weather on the water is not the same as that which is on land.

It is essential that you and your family members have ample layers of clothing to prevent getting too cold, especially during the early and later seasons. It’s not unusual to have a 60 or 70 degree day in December only to have the temperature drop ten degrees or more and then add in a wind chill. Life jackets are provided however, if you have someone in your party that might need special gear, either due to disability or small or large size, it’s best to inform the charter boat fishing service during the booking process. Sometimes, the strength of the Virginia Beach sun can be very intense, and it is definitely recommended that you bring a good sun protection as well as sun glasses.

You may also run into some unpleasant weather the day of your trip. If the captain chooses to keep the charter in port for the day, you need to respect that it is a decision made out of safety concerns. Call the night before to check and be sure your fishing trip is on schedule.

Remember to follow all safety concerns. The Virginia Beach fishing charter will outline the basic rules and safety tips. It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that your children follow the safety regulations. It’s important that everyone work together to keep the trip safe and fun for those family vacation memories.

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Share Your Best Virginia Beach Fishing Stories

Written on December 15th, 2009 by adminno shouts

Share your best fishing stories and experiences here! Who got the biggest catch? What species of fish is the most fun to catch? Funny stories qualify too!! Let us know about your trip out with Virginia Beach Charter Boat Fishing Captain Lee or Captain Steve, we love to hear your feedback!

Group Fishing with Virginia Beach Charter Boat Fishing

Group Fishing with Virginia Beach Charter Boat Fishing

Group Fishing with Virginia Beach Charter Boat Fishing

Things to Bring on a Fishing Charter

Written on December 15th, 2009 by adminno shouts

When you chose to include a Charter Boat Fishing experience while visiting Virginia Beach, there are a few items you don’t want to forget to bring along!

Things to bring on your charter…

* All food and drinks for your triptobring
* Absolutely NO glass bottles.
* NO LIQUOR!! – Beer is OK
* Soft soled shoes
* Sunscreen
* Camera
* Hat
* Rain gear (as needed)
* Warm/Cool clothes (as needed)

FIREARMS AND ILLEGAL DRUGS
ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED!

Inshore and Offshore Fishing in Virginia Beach

Written on December 15th, 2009 by adminno shouts

Virginia Beach Charter Fishing
Inshore fishing on Virginia Beach charter boats may include trips for striped bass, sea bass, and both red drum and black drum while offshore fishing charters target tuna, sharks, dolphin, billfish and other species.  The area is world famous for its saltwater fishing.

In the summer months, offshore fishing from Virginia Beach is excellent. Yellowfin tuna like deeper water for the most part, often being caught in water from 30 to 100 fathoms.

Offshore fishing spots include the Norfolk Canyon, Cigar, Weather Buoy, Wayne’s World and others. These Virginia Beach hotspots range up to 75 miles out of Rudee Inlet.

In addition to yellowfin tuna, anglers catch bluefin, bigeye, skipjack and longfin albacore tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo, billfish and sharks.

Of interest to many anglers are the trips that reach the Norfolk Canyon. Just before reaching the canyon walls are slopes that are often very productive areas. Near the canyon walls, the bottom becomes steeper and rockier. Fish congregate along the drop offs to catch food that is caught in the hard running current. Along the edges are lobster traps which are marked by orange buoys or “lobster balls”. The buoys attract dolphinfish which in turn attract the larger marlin, swordfish and sharks which feed on them heavily. A trip by a buoy can be uneventful, or one or more lines might be attacked by mahi mahi, tuna, marlin or otherfish.

Another enticing reason to fish the Norfolk Canyon is the excellent deep dropping for snowy grouper and tilefish. The snowy grouper record has been shattered twice recently, with bothfish being caught just inshore of the Norfolk Canyon.

Late August and September often feature the best fishing with anglers seeing larger numbers of tuna as well as an influx of wahoo and bull dolphin. Offshore fishing continues into October, when windy weather and falling water temperatures make fishing less productive.

After the offshore season winds down, Virginia anglers enjoy excellent striped bass fishing. Known locally as rockfish, these delicious fish migrate down the East Coast and congregate in the lower Chesapeake Bay and coastal waters from November thru March. Anglers sometimes catch monster rockfish, exceeding 50 lbs. The Virginia state record rockfish has been broken many times recently, with some of the biggest fish being caught out of Virginia Beach Virginia.

Virginia Beach Fishing is a Group Sport

Virginia Beach Fishing is a Group Sport