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!
Once again, our guys have been stuck at the docks lately as the weather has continued to be too nasty to get out there. We are continuing to keep our fingers crossed for this weather to clear up for long enough for the water to calm down and the guys to get back out there. Stay posted!
This afternoon brought some stormy weather, but fortunately the High Hopes was able to get their morning inshore charter out and out ran the storm! They had a great morning, catching False Albacore & released a Black Tip Shark! The inshore fishing has still been strong with reports of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish being caught as well! There is still time to get your charter booked give our office a call today!
Yesterday the Capt. Cheryl was finally able to get out on the water, after some windy weather, for an offshore trip! Captain Joe kept his charter busy bringing back a nice haul of Tilefish as well as a Tuna! The Spot and Trout are still biting well in the inlet, and it is not too late to get a trip booked so give us a call today if you’re looking to get on the water this fall! Unfortunately it looks like the winds are picking up again her over the next couple days, but we will keep you updated as boats head out fishing!