Come enjoy a day on the water with Tug This Sportfishing! It’s easy to have a great time when you’re fishing with an experienced guide, like Captain Dalton. He grew up on these waters and has caught every fish you can find here. Not only is he a great fisherman, but he’s also an amazing teacher. With him by your side, you’ll learn almost everything there is about catching fish!

Hop aboard a 25’ C Hawk pilot house, powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine to get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly. She features brand new Garmin electronics, chart plotter, GPS, and sonar. The open floor plan has plenty of space for up to 5 anglers, while the cabin provides a welcome break from the sun.

You’ll target all kinds of species in the Chesapeake Bay and do some wreck fishing offshore during certain times of the year. During the summer months, you’ll target Cobia, Red Drum, Spadefish, Flounder, Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead. You can also go after Bluefish, Tautog, and Striped Bass.

When it comes to preparations for the trip, the essentials are covered by the captain. He takes care of your fishing license, rods, reels, lures, and even cleans your catch free of charge. You only need to bring any food and drinks you’d like.

Book your trip and Tug This Sportfishing will make it one you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day - Wreck Fishing.
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    To maximize your chances for a great catch, spend 10 hours on the bay! If you want to take advantage of the summer daylight hours, this is the trip for you. The extra couple of hours on the water gives you the opportunity to target more species or go after a trophy-class fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This 8-hour fishing trip gives you the opportunity to switch spots if the targets you're after aren't biting. Go after Cobia, Black Seabass, Redfish, Flounder, Bluefish, and many more in the productive Chesapeake Bay. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain, just bring drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Have the most exciting start to the day possible as you head out for 4 hours of morning fishing with Capt. Dalton. You'll go after various bay species, including Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    This 4-hour afternoon trip will take you out after Cobia, Flounder, Spadefish, Black Seabass, and other species found in the bay. It's a great adventure for families with kids and novice anglers!
  • Private trip
    Sunset cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $275
    Come enjoy a 2 hour sunset cruise. Watch the sun go down and possibly see dolphins on the way.
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About the Captain

Dalton West
Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
Captain Dalton West grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. With over 20 years of experience in these productive waters, he knows how to catch anything that the historical bay offers. If it’s biting, he can get you on it!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tautog Tautog

Boat Specs

C Hawk (Pilothouse) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Michael R.
Manassas, VA
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Tough Wind, Good Results

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2021
Capt. Dalton earned high marks out of the gate by calling me the day before the trip to inform me of unfavorable winds - we...
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Annapolis, Maryland
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 6, 2021
Our family from the Midwest had a great day out on the bay with Dalton & Landon. Dalton worked his hardest for hours to get...
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Trevor P.
Denver, CO
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 1, 2021
We had a great time. Biggest fish you’ve ever caught. Thankfully Captain West was able to put us on the fish.  We were able...
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Adrian M.
Wingina, VA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 22, 2021
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 21, 2021
My family and I had a great day fishing.  Captain West is knowledgeable, professional, and a gentleman.  We’ll go back.
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FAQs about Tug This Sportfishing

Tug This Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group - Sunset cruise (2 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Extended Full Day - Wreck Fishing. (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Tug This Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tug This Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tug This Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tug This Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tug This Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog