Posts Tagged ‘Fishing In Virginia’

Virginia Striper Fishing in Virginia Beach

Written on January 21st, 2010 by admin2 shouts

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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Winter Fishing on Chesapeake Bay

Written on December 15th, 2009 by adminone shout

Virginia Beach sport fishing attracts many thousands of anglers to Virginia Beach and Rudee Inlet every year to experience what some say is the best sport fishing on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Including the world famous Chesapeake Bay,  Virginia Beach is nearly surrounded by fertile fishing grounds which makes the region one of the top sport fishing vacation destinations on the Atlantic Coast.  Anglers fishing in Virginia Beach also enjoy the fun and exciting tourist areas along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue which makes a Virginia Beach fishing trip or vacation perfect for the entire family including the kids.

Virginia Beach striper fishing season opens up in late fall and continues into the winter months and the striper aka rockfish become the target catch for just about all of the Va Beach charter boats.  Striper fishing in Virginia Beach becomes all the talk among area anglers around October or so.  With quite a few striper tournaments every year and a couple recent state record striper being caught the VB striper fishing gets all the talk and attention.  When you charter the “Net Profits”  for a striper fishing trip you can expect Captain Lee to go above and beyond to put your crew on a trophy sized Va Beach striper.

Fish we catch off Va Beach or Cape Hatteras include:
• Blue Marlin
• White Marlin
• Yellowfin Tuna
• Bluefin Tuna
• Bigeye Tuna

Best Virginia Beach Fishing

Best Virginia Beach Fishing

• Wahoo
• Dolphin – Mahi Mahi • Sailfish
• King Mackerel
• Striper (Rockfish)
• Amberjack
• Spadefish
• Bluefish
• Shark

As the weather begins to get colder and most people are back to school and work, one of the biggest fishing seasons is just beginning to kick off in Virginia Beach. Known to many as the “Rockfishing Capital,” Virginia Beach offers an awesome winter time fishing season.   Rockfish, also known as Stripers or Striped Bass,  are an extremely fun fish to catch and delicious to eat.  This type of fishing gives both the novice or the seasoned fisherman a sportfishing trip they won’t forget.
Our boats are top of the line and custom built based on certain criteria, including size, speed and amenities of the boat, as well as the Captain and mates experience and reputation.  Our boats have indoor cabins with both AC and heating to make the experience more enjoyable.   All of our Captains are very seasoned and familiar with the area.
Seasons
Rockfish season in Virginia Beach begins October 4th and runs through March 31st, then re-opens May 16th.  There are two different seasons in Virginia Beach- the Coastal season and the Chesapeake Bay season.
The Chesapeake Bay season
Time: October 4th-December 31st
Possession limits: 2 fish per person, with one fish being between 18 and 28 inches and
the other fish over 32 inches.
The Coastal season
Time: January 1st and runs through March 31st, then re-opens
May 16th through December 31st.
Possession limit: 2 fish per person, both fish have to be over 28 inches.
Best Time To Fish
Between December and February, although often times the end of November can be really good, as well as in past years it has not been uncommon for the fishing to remain RED HOT until the middle or end of March.

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