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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Cobia Sight Fishing or Chumming
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    $1,000
    Starting June 15, you'll have the opportunity to target one of Chesapeake Bay's best game fish – Cobia! Capable of growing upwards of 100 lbs, they are great table fare and heck of a good time to catch. You'll be sight fishing or chumming depending on the weather. Visit some of the greatest Cobia fisheries out there and enjoy a day of reeling in these exciting fish!
  • Private trip
    Chesapeake Tautog
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 15
    $800
    Spend the day targeting Tautog in the Chesapeake Bay. You'll be fishing bottom structures, wrecks, and around the bridges in search of the bay's tastiest fish! Tautog will give you a challenge and a hard fight so make sure you bring your food and drinks to keep you energized. Get on board and let Capt. Stuart put you on some fish!
  • Private trip
    Flounder Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    $800
    Explore different areas of Chesapeake Bay, including the bridge tunnel, as you aim to catch your fill of delicious Flounder! You'll be provided with licenses, bait and tackle so just pack some food and drinks, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing, and you'll be good to go.
  • Private trip
    Red Drum and Black Drum!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 15
    $800
    Go fishing for bull Reds and Black Drum that flood into the bay in the spring. They make for some of the hardest fighting fish in the bay and will give you a drag screaming good time! The captain likes putting citations in the boat! Bait, tackle, and licenses included.
  • Private trip
    Spadefish and Spanish Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $800
    Fish for Spadefish around different underwater structure or go trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish! Spades are hard fighting fish and make this trip a great option for anglers of all ages and skill levels while Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish are a lot of fun and can fill a cooler quickly.
  • Private trip
    Spanish mackeral trolling!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Targeting spanish macs and blues. Trolling the lower chesapeake bay !
  • Private trip
    James river Cat Fishing !
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    Weather you want a trophy size James river monster or some fish sammiches! The James has some of the best cat fishing in the country!
  • Private trip
    Speckled trout and Puppy drum !
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 30
    $550
    Chasing Specs and pups on the flats and creeks of the lower chesapeake bay ! Light tackle fun for anyone!
  • Private trip
    Spot and craoker bottom fishing!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Bottom fishing for spot,croaker, pin fish and anyother fun bottom fish! Great for the kids and adults!
  • Private trip
    Shad Fishing on James River
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 15
    $700
    Target the migrating Shad on James River! This is an extremely fun, action packed trip. You'll use light spinning gear or fly rods, depending on your preferences. To keep everyone comfortable, this trip is limited to groups of 2.
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About the Captain

Stuart Smith
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
51 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tautog Tautog

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
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Cobia Sight Fishing or Chumming on July 21, 2021
Would recommend excellent captain and mate. Went out of there way to accommodate.
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VERIFIED   Red Drum and Black Drum! on June 5, 2021
Great trip with Stuart and Ethan. They put us one the fish and worked their tails off. Thanks!
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Flounder Fishing on July 9, 2021
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Springfield, Virginia
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day – Chesapeake Bay on November 8, 2020
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FAQs about Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors

Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per person - Shad Fishing on James River (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - James river Cat Fishing ! (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - Speckled trout and Puppy drum ! (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - Spot and craoker bottom fishing! (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - Spanish mackeral trolling! (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Chesapeake Tautog (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Flounder Fishing (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Red Drum and Black Drum! (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Spadefish and Spanish Mackerel (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Cobia Sight Fishing or Chumming (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Avet, Florida Fishing Products, TFO, Star)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tautog