Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors

It’s time to book a saltwater fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors. Captain Stuart has been fishing his whole life and offers a versatile fishing opportunity to his anglers. He trailers his boat, so if one river is inaccessible or not productive, you can fish in one of the other ones instead.

Spend the day on the 25’ center console. There is plenty of space to walk around the whole boat, along with shade and a sight casting platform. This will give you the extra edge when hunting down your prey.

You could be fishing in Chesapeake Bay, York River, James River, or Rappahannock River on these trips. This offers a variety of species to target, including Striped Bass, Catfish, Redfish, Cobia, Flounder, Black Drum, and plenty more. The captain will let you know which fish of what size can be kept.

If you’re okay with dogs and the weather is good, the captain’s yellow lab Nelli will come aboard, too. She’s very friendly and makes the perfect first mate! Children over 5 are welcome on board. You should bring life vests for the children with you.

Also included in the price are the conventional rods and reels and bowfishing equipment. Talk to the captain before the trip if you wish to bowfish. The fishing license for the whole group is also provided.

You’ll just need to bring along your own food and drink, which can go into the captain’s cooler on board. Pack your shades, sunscreen, and a hat and you’re good to go.

Book a trip with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors today for an unforgettable day out.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Dec
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    This trip gives you the opportunity to choose your targeted species, from Croaker, Catfish, Cobia, Drum, Flounder, or Striper. You'll fish the Chesapeake Bay and can also choose to go bowfishing. Whether fishing conventional rods or bowfishing, all equipment is included in the price of the trip. Your license is also provided. You'll need to bring a packed lunch and drinks along, which can go into the captain's cooler on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Head over to York River, James River, or Rappahannock River for an awesome day fighting with Bass and Catfish. You'll need to bring along your own food and drink for the day, which can go into the captain's cooler. All the fishing gear and lures are included in the price of the trip, along with the fishing license for the whole group. Don't forget your sunglasses and hat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Spend your trip on either York River, James River, or Rappahannock River to target a range of species, including Bass and Catfish. All fishing gear and tackle are included in the price, along with the fishing license for the day. You'll need to bring along your own food and drinks, which can go into the captain's cooler on board.
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About the Captain

Stuart Smith
West Point, Virginia, United States
7 Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I've been fishing my entire life, both fresh and saltwater. In 2018 I decided to follow my dream of running a charter business. I completed all the required Coast Guard classes and made my dream come true. I prize my business in being versatile in order to accommodate the customer's preferred target species and type of fishing they want to do, as long as Mother Nature cooperates! I keep my boat on the trailer so I have the ability to go to different locations, so we can still fish somewhere if the weather doesn’t cooperate with the original plan. I am a firefighter/ paramedic so I will give a discount for any fellow firefighters/EMS, and police. I do occasionally bring my yellow lab Nelli on trips. She is extremely friendly and loveable!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Black Drum
Bluefish
Catfish

Cobia
Flounder
Ray
Redfish

Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Southern cross (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
13 pound Sheepshead!
Evening catfishing on the James River with Capt Stuart
Angler Rating
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tonja A.
Sandston, Virginia
 5.00
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Spent a few hours on the James River catfishing.  Had a blast.  Caught 4, no great big ones, but who wants to eat...
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Jeff P.
United States
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Reel Blonde Charters

April 7, 2019
Amazing experience! Stuart is extremely knowledgeable and able to easily navigate the bay, even when the water is pretty choppy....
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Eddie S.
Hopewell, Virginia
 5.00
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May fishing trip

May 13, 2019
went out for red drum - caught one over 46 inches- very exciting- Captain Smith did a great job on coaching the novice fisherman...
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Harvey R.
United States
 5.00
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Late afternoon into night trip

May 4, 2019
Had a great trip with Captain Stuart. Water was rough but the rude over was not bad. We had 9 hookups and put 6 fish in the...
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Zach S.
Chester, Virginia
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Awesome trip! Don’t hesitate to book a trip with Stuart!
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Fishing Reports

PA boys got on some cobia and spades !

July 07, 2019

Weather was bit moody to start off the day but upled through and got on some spades then the sun blessed us with its presence and we got to put some cobia on the deck ! Read Full Report →


The spades are biting !

June 29, 2019

Caught alot of spade fish the last two day As well as flounder and cobia ! The spanish mackeral and blues are biting hard too ! ! Its time to book a trip ! Read Full Report →


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