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1.28 miles away

Virginia Beach, VA

Backlash Sportfishing

Trips start at $650.00

Max guests: 6

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Virginia Beach, VA

Long Time Com’n Charters

Trips start at $400.00

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Knot Tell’n Charters

Trips start at $600.00

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Aquaman Sportfishing – Flat Line

Trips start at $550.00

Max guests: 6

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Southern Belle Fishing Charters

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Most think of beautiful mountain scenery where Virginia is concerned. But Virginia Beach offers another side of Virginia. The beach can rival any vacation resort town along the eastern seaboard. If a stroll down the 3-mile boardwalk doesn’t convince you, then nothing will.

Much of U.S. history was birthed in Virginia. In fact, eight presidents were born here and some consider it the “birthplace of a nation.” Virginia Beach is the largest city in the state and homes three military bases (some say four bases when including NAB Little Creek, even though the official address is in Norfolk). Politics and military may bring many residents to Virginia Beach, but there’s also a group of vacationers who enjoy the city for its outdoor opportunities.

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach anglers have access to both the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Or head inland near Norfolk and Chesapeake for some freshwater fishing. If you’re looking for a great starting point for your fishing adventure, consider Virginia Beach.

Fishing Near Virginia Beach

No boat? No problem. Virginia Beach has several piers in the area to help you get in on the action. Virginia Beach Fishing Pier is a seasonal pier (hours vary depending on the season)  located at 1413 Atlantic Avenue. Here anglers have the opportunity to catch redfish, trout, flounder, Spanish Mackerel, striped bass, and more. There are also Little Island Pier and Seagull Pier to consider when looking for a place to drop a line.

Intercoastal waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Broad Bay, and Linkhorn Bay offer calmer waters than other systems near Virginia Beach. If you have new or younger anglers in your group, we recommend starting your adventure here. You’ll find a variety of fish and the waters are calm compared to the Atlantic or farther out in the Chesapeake. You’ll have more casting opportunities and can catch sheepshead, mackerel, trout, flounder, or redfish depending on season and time of day.

Spanish Mackerel are just one inshore fish that get a lot of attention here in Virginia Beach. They are thin, silver fish with yellow marking along the sides. They do have sharp teeth, so take precautionary steps when removing the hook. Another species with teeth are sheepshead, a black and white striped fish that grow to about five or six pounds. Sheepshead are often found near oyster beds on pier or bridge pilings and eat anything that comes their way. Both are great options for novice anglers looking to get hooked on the sport.

Virginia Beach’s location to the mouth of Chesapeake Bay allows anglers some unique opportunities. Striped bass, known locally as rockfish, are one of the most favorite fish in the area. They are big, fast, and a great sportfish to catch for anglers of all ages. Trolling for rockfish is the best technique to reel in these beauties.

During the summer months, cobia are another favorite for local anglers. The warmer temperatures bring them into the bay as they look for food in shallower waters. Cobia are typically bottom feeders, but some anglers will chum the water to bring them to the surface. Add your bait to the chum line and hang on for the fight of your life. Cobia are big and strong, and use every ounce of muscle to fight the line. Let them wear themselves out before boating or they’ll bring the chaos on the boat.

Virginia Beach Deep Sea Fishing

Rudee Inlet is where most of the deep sea anglers launch when heading out for the big monsters of the Atlantic. Most are heading to Norfolk Canyon, where legends are made with catches of more than 1,000 pounds. Blue Marlin are known to grow to that size and make for a perfect target during your summer excursion (the blue marlin season runs from May to October). White Marlin are also running during this time, typically showing good numbers at the end of July or beginning of August, depending on the season. For a really great day of catching marlin, schedule your trip for late summer or early fall (August or September).

Other deep sea trophies available on your Virginia Beach fishing charter include wahoo, mahi mahi, cobia, grouper, snapper, and tuna. Many local anglers will head to the middle grounds to fish the fast pelagics such as mahi mahi (also known as dolphin) and kingfish (or king mackerel). If reeling in fast fish for a delicious meal is more your speed, consider hiring a local charter captain that can take you and your crew to the middle grounds for some of the best fishing in the area.

Book a Virginia Beach Fishing Trip

Who knows what may happen on your Virginia Beach fishing trip. You may set a personal best and create your own legendary stories in this historical state. Grab your gear and give it a shot! Or hire a local guide and let them take care of everything; chances of breaking your own record increase when fishing with a professional. Search and book with a Virginia Beach charter today with FishAnywhere.com – the adventure is just a click away!