Yesterday, the WaveRunner went out on an all day inshore trip and returned with a nice catch of Seabass! Today, they are out fun fishing and have been catching (and releasing) a bunch of nice Cobia. The Cobia season won’t open until June 1 but we have received tons and tons of Cobia reports lately so everyone is very excited and anxious for that day! It looks like there will be some high winds tomorrow so as of now we have no boats scheduled to go out. If that changes we will report back!
Yesterday, we had the High Hopes fishing inshore. They came in with a catch of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. We also had the WaveRunner fishing offshore. They came in with a good catch of Seabass and Tilefish. While the season for Cobia won’t start until June 1 we have seen lots of people catching (and releasing) them which is a good sign for our summer! There have also been quite a few Citation Red Drum lately and lots of good catches of Seabass and Tilefish. Today, the Waverunner will be fishing inshore from 8-4 so check back later to see how they did.
After a long winter our captains are excited to get out and enjoy this beautiful spring weather on the water! Today we had the Capt. Cheryl and High Hopes both fishing inshore. Capt. Cheryl had two nice sized Red Drum releases, and both captains reported some Bluefish starting to run!! Bluefish, Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder are starting to show up in the inlet with the water temperature starting to rise as well! Fishing is just starting to pick up so give us a call at 757-491-8000 to book your charter today!
Striper fishing in the bay has been very good, with some very nice fish being caught! The Top Notch returned to the docks with 6 citation sized Striper! The bay season for Striper is closing December 31, 2018 so call us to book a charter!
Yesterday, the Top Notch headed up the bay to Cape Charles and it seemed Christmas came early as they returned home with 3 really nice fish! They spent their day up at Cape Charles trolling with live eels and had an awesome day bringing 3 big fish back to weigh. Their Striper weighed in at a whopping 61lbs., 44lbs., and 40lbs.! Unfortunately, the Striper don’t come down to the oceanfront like they used to so the boats are having to run farther and head up to that area; however, as you can see our guys are more than willing and able so give us a call and get a trip set up!! We will be closed on Christmas Day but will be back open again …
We had several boats venture offshore from Rudee Inlet, the catches varied from Bottom Fish, to Tuna, to a 262# Swordfish!! The boats offshore also reported seeing a lot of Tuna, but were tough to get a bite. The Headboats had excellent catches of Seabass, a few Triggerfish, Flounder, and Bluefish! The Inlet is still catching Speckled Trout, mostly shorts with a few keepers, and the Puppy Drum have started to show up! There is still time to get a charter booked, and with the Tuna running there is potential for a great day of fishing!
Yesterday, the Backlash was finally able to make it offshore! They returned to the docks with Yellowfin Tuna and Big Eye Tuna! In the inlet people are still catching mainly Trout and there have been a few Puppy Drum mixed in. The headboats are continuing their Seabass trips and have been doing well on days where the weather permits. These trips will continue to run through December.
More windy days kept everyone at the docks all weekend; however, the Backlash was finally able to make it offshore today! Check back later to see how they did.
Another rainy and windy day here in Virginia Beach. Looking like the weekend is going to be just as windy and rough unfortunately; however, Monday is looking good so we are keeping our fingers crossed! This time of year is always a great time for our guys to get some work done on their boats. You can see Capt. Russ Kostinas from the Top Notch in the picture getting ready to lay some non-skid on his deck!
Unfortunately some rough seas have kept our charter boats at the docks the past few days. In the inlet though, we have had reports of Speckled Trout, and Spot being caught! With the Speckled Trout there have been a few shorts still, but also a good amount of keepers! The Puppy Drum should be making their way into the inlet any day now! The headboat was able to get out for a full day of Seabass fishing yesterday, they did well coming back with Seabass and Triggerfish. We will be sure to keep you updated with any fishing reports from the boats and inlet through the fall and winter months!