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Rockfish is the Specialty in Virginia Beach

Written on December 16th, 2009 by adminno shouts

Virginia Beach Rockfish Fishing

If you are looking for the ultimate winter spot for some great fishing; Virginia Beach may be the perfect spot for you. Virginia Beach Rockfish Fishing aka Striper Fish is a fun winter sport that usually takes place from October-January. These fish are huge and a lot of people have caught 50 pound Rockfish. This sport is enjoyed by all sorts of anglers.

The Rockfish is the largest member of the bass family and is sometimes referred to as a Striper fish.  This type of fish is a schooling fish and travels in groups.  They can live as many as forty years and can weigh in at an enormous sixty pounds.  The females are actually larger than the males.  In fact, Rockfish that are over thirty pounds are most often females.

The hottest east coast Rockfish region is definitely in Virginia Beach. Serious fishermen travel for miles to try and catch the next big rock fish.  They are considered to be jumbo sized in this region and this increases its popularity.

Other than skiing, there are not a whole lot of winter sports in this part of the country.  This is why it is such a popular activity for many anglers.  A lot of people plan a winter vacation with friends to fish with the professionals as well as the beginners.

The one thing that all of the fishermen love about Virginia Beach is that fact that so many records have been made and broken in this region.  They all want to grab the elusive record.

If you love to fish and are in the mood for some winter fun, Virginia Beach is the place for you.  There are professionals and novice fishermen who all love this sport very much.  It is enjoyable for all.

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