Earning Stripes Sportfishing

Want to book a trip that offers variety for anglers of every skill level? Then look no further, and book a trip with Earning Stripes Sportfishing today. Captain Greg grew up surrounded by fishing and knew that he had to follow his passion and make fishing his full-time job. He will do everything he can to make sure you have a productive day out on the water, whether this is your first time fishing or your hundredth.

The day will be spent on a 45’ Hatteras sportfishing boat. There is plenty of space to fish, so your group of 6 can be comfortable on the ride out and avoid crossing lines. The boat is decked out with full safety and navigational equipment so you can fish with peace of mind.

The fish will vary depending on where you choose to cast your line. Offshore you can target Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Close to shore and in the bays you can expect to reel in the likes of Red Drum (Redfish), Cobia, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Rockfish, Black Seabass, and plenty more. The captain will let you know which fish can be kept and will fillet these for you after the trip.

Children over 4 are welcome on board. They’ll love the calmer waters of the bay and the great action found there. Live vests are on board for them.

If you’re traveling by yourself but want to get out on the water, just join a shared trip. Families and groups of friends can book a private trip to have the boat to themselves.

Included in the price of the trip are top quality rods and reels. These won’t let you down when reeling in your dream catch! Live bait is used for some species and will be included, too. This is usually prepared before the trip.

Don’t forget to bring your food and drink for the day. This can go into the captain’s cooler. Grab your non-spray sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget the 20% tips for the mate!

All that’s left to do is book a trip with Earning Stripes Sportfishing. Capt. Greg can’t wait to welcome you on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Trophy Rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 29 - Jan 31
    $1,150
    Get on board and spend your day trolling live eel for trophy-sized Striped Bass, locally known as simply Rockfish! Your captain will have all rods, reels, bait, and tackle ready. Just pack some food and drinks for the day and try to catch yourself a big one!
  • Private trip
    5 to 6 Hour Trophy Redfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Sep 25
    $1,000
    These trophy Redfish are here in our area from mid-August to mid-September. These are released fish but anything over 46” is a release citation.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $1,000
    Want to catch numerous fish species and spend 6 hours fishing around Cape Charles? Then this trip is perfect for you. Captain Greg will take care of the fishing equipment. Don't forget to bring your snacks and drinks, which can go into the captain's cooler. Join Earning Stripes Sportfishing and enjoy making memories of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $800
    This is a 4-hour private trip for you and your friends or family. You'll be using the captain's rods and reels on board. Live bait is included in the price and the fishing license for your group is provided. You'll be targeting species such as Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and more on Chesapeake Bay. Don't forget to bring your snacks and drinks, which can go into the captain's cooler. You'll need sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses too.
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About the Charter Operator

Greg Allman
Cape Charles, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Greg is a local who has been licensed since 2000. He and Captain Chad work together, so you will be fishing with one of the two. Captain Greg grew up on an island so being close to the water always felt natural to him. When he turned 16 he got himself a boat. When fishing feels so right to you, you have to make it your livelihood as well as your hobby and passion. So he began running charters in 2015 and hasn't looked back! One of the best parts of the job is seeing kids catch their first fish, especially when it's a big one! Capt. Greg also enjoys participating in tournaments.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (White) White Marlin
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Spadefish Spadefish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hateras (Flybridge) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 567HP Catepillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

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The big Rockfish have already showed up
November 28, 2021
Trolling for Trophy rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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July 15 2021 with Captain Allman and Mate Joseph at Cape Charles

VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Trip (AM) on July 15, 2021
Captain Allman and Mate Joseph were super. The boat was very comfortable including air conditioning that came in handy in the...
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Full day trip with Captain Greg

Full Day Trip on May 28, 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed my fishing trip with captain Greg.  Being an angler myself, fishing only in the west coast, I didn’t...
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Limit of Cobia

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 12, 2021
Four of us went out with Greg and Joe on Earning Stripes. We had a great time!! Luckily we did’nt need to go too far out...
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United States
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Great Day on the Bay!

Full Day Trip on May 29, 2021
My family and I went out to the East Coast on vacation. We were able to spend a day out on the beautiful waters of Chesapeake...
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Erin P.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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All day trip with Captain Chad and mate Steve

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 7, 2021
This is the only charter I could find that was kid friendly.  We have a 6 and 2 11 year olds.  We had an amazing time and...
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FAQs about Earning Stripes Sportfishing

Earning Stripes Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Bay Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 5 to 6 Hour Trophy Redfish Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Trophy Rockfish (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Earning Stripes Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Garmin with auto pilot)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Plus a cooler for your food and drink to go in )

Trips booked with Earning Stripes Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, and Davis)
  • Live Bait (For some species, usually prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (At the dock after the trip)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Earning Stripes Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (60 miles, can take 3 hours to get there)
  • Wreck Fishing

Earning Stripes Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Earning Stripes Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo