Virginia Beach is known to have some of the finest saltwater fishing anywhere on the East Coast. A Virginia Beach fishing charter can be booked at any time throughout the year and help you find the best locations whether in the dozens of inlets or out at sea.
Assessing want you want out of your fishing trip will assist you in finding the right charter to meet your needs. Look through brochures, online websites or ask your travel agent for ideas for yourself and your family. There are many economic charters available, but the more individualized attention, the higher the price.
Fishing inshore is extremely popular with the many coves and inlets of the coast. Popular inlets include Rudee, Lynnhavn and Little Creek, in each of which a day-trip can easily be spent fishing for a variety of fish.
Boat charters for smaller groups of six are ideal for these areas, when fishing for bass, puppy drum, cobia and more. With Virginia Beach being the striped bass capital of the world, this may be a desired fish to catch. Your Virginia Beach fishing charter will surely know where to take you for this prime species. The largest on record caught here was 63 pounds. The largest of any fish caught inshore locally was a 104-pound cobia.
No doubt, whether you are experienced or a beginner you will always want to learn more. Perhaps you’d like to challenge the blue-marlin record of a 1,093-pounder caught deep sea or the largest tuna, a blue-fin, weighing 398 pounds. Choosing the right Virginia Beach fishing charter can help you with your quest. Special privately guided tours for only a few, teach more advanced methods of rigging your bait and handling your rod. You may want to learn saltwater fly fishing which is an art of its very own.
If a group atmosphere is more your style, a half-day or full-day party boat may be more your preference. The price for this customarily includes gear rental, bait and someone to take off your fish. These charters often cover the fishing license fee under their umbrella, as well.
Tourists and anglers travel from around the East to attend some of the largest fishing tournaments around, held here throughout the year. Known for its striped bass title, the world championship is held here in the winter months of November and December. Fishing for marlin is best in the summer months and a tournament is held in July. Other challenges include rockfish during December and January, and many more. Virginia Beach fishing charter companies play a key role in these tournaments because of the high demand for good boats. The staff can help you obtain and understand the rules of each tournament, but you will need to book early to secure a vessel to participate.
Certainly there are tourists only interested in site-seeing and a Virginia Beach fishing charter can help with that, too. Whether you want to go out to sea and view the shoreline, or travel the inlet coves and enjoy the wildlife, there are boats that specialize in this. Trips usually run a couple of hours and hold up to 24 site-seers. Coastal Virginia is a prime tourist location for the fisherman and his family. You’ll want to decide what you want to see and do, and book early.
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